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South Congress Avenue

South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Ranked #20 of 107 Activities in Austin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

lots of shops with a variety of local art and handmade goods. Stores with home goods, antiques, shoes, clothing, books, music, and art. Cafes and restaurants too. Street parking is available and there is a bus stop as well.

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Tyler, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Strolling along Congress Avenue is a lot of fun! There are so many different shops to browse and lots of restaurants to choose from. It is usually crowded, but has a festive vibe. You can spend several hours just hanging out along SoCo. Wear comfortable shoes and walk to the Congress Avenue Bridge (Bat Bridge). Wherever you are long Congress... More

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Hurst, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 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
48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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