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South Congress Avenue

South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Ranked #18 of 105 Activities in Austin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
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Hurst, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

On Saturday we attempted to visit one particular store on the SoCo strip but the crowds were too dense and we were not able to locate parking. Plenty to do in Austin so we carried on with the idea of returning on Sunday. It was a good call as the crowds, although still heavy, had thinned enough for us to... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Never get tired of cruising SoCo, always happy to bring visitors to our "Keep Austin Weird" landmark. Fun unusual shopping always!

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Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Spent four days in Austin staying on South Congress Avenue. After reading about this place being the hub of trendyness in Texas I was expecting more. It may be wild, bohemian and alternative by the highly conservative US standards by to a European it seems pretty tame. All of the bars expect you to eat too, the live music ranged... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Walk, browse, take it all in. Everyone is super friendly and helpful. Some great finds, and if you want cowboy boots Allen's probably has what you want.

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Sun City, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

While in SoCo check out Gemma Love's Authentic Jamaican food truck. Food is GREAT. Area is full of restaurants but her food is the real Jamaican food

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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I spent the better part of a day here wandering in and out of the shops. I was appreciative of the friendly people and the air conditioning! It was fun shopping here as the stores are all different from what we have at home. I didn't see a Gap or a Banana Republic anywhere, and that was great!! Many of... More

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Ciudad Queretaro, Queretaro de Arteaga, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I loved this entire street, the problem is the parking if you find a parking in the street then youre lucky

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Jasper, Tx
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Loved browsing the shops on SoCo! Bring lots of money! The only thing negative I could say is that the shops open to late. We got there around 10am on Saturday morning and were bummed that only a few of the shops were open. Most open around 10:30 or 11. But it was worth the waiting. I do think the... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Definitely visit Uncommon Objects. SoCo has lots of people-watching opportunities, restaurants and food trucks, and a variety of places to spend the money that's burning a hole in your pocket ;)

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New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The South Congress area of Austin is so varied and fun. You can park for free (make sure you back in to the spaces or you will get a ticket), walk around and it is safe and busy all day and night. The area boasts many great restaurants (South Congress Cafe, Hop Doddys, La Pearla) and pizza places, as well... More

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