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Address: South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Activities: Shopping
Description: Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
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Cool hip place

Old-school vibe with awesome eating places and shops. Plenty to see and do and a wide variety of restaurants and food carts. Nighttime has some nice neon signs as well and live... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Portland, United States

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Portland, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Old-school vibe with awesome eating places and shops. Plenty to see and do and a wide variety of restaurants and food carts. Nighttime has some nice neon signs as well and live music can be heard from various spots.

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Livingston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

You could spend several days exploring this area enjoying many of the unique shops and great restaurants.

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Corpus Christi, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We drove along the strip and ate at Home Slice. There are many great places to eat and we enjoyed the small rummage sale outside the restaurant.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Had a good time walking around South Congress. Several great places to eat and cool shops. Will say after the 4th vintage shop it did start to get old.

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Linden, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

An eclectic collection of antique and curiosity shops with all the stuff from grandma's attic. Just the place to find retro clothes and odds and ends to fill your house.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We like the restaurant options the most of all the options available here--we have even done the food trucks, which can have some great offerings. The shopping it "typical" and a little on the tourist side. The Uncommon Market is a fun stop and we have actually found a few items here at competitive prices. Most of the art available... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Cool and trendy, with lots of little shops, pubs, and eateries. A great place to stroll and shop, eat, ,etc, if it's not too hot outside.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Looking for special and unique items to buy or eat, then this is the place to go. Park your car, when you can find a place and just wander around. I love to window shop down there.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We took photos of a couple of graffiti places and then drove Congress street to see what kind of shopping/restaurants were in the area.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My kids love going to south congress! They get a kick out of the food trucks (especially Hey Cupcake) and random artists selling their wares or performing on the street. Restaurants galore including Home Slice, HopDoddy, Guero's, and jeweler Kendra Scott and American Apparrel.

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