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South Congress Avenue

South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Ranked #16 of 102 Activities in Austin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 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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Fairfield, Connecticut
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

So much to see and do, every step an adventure! Every kind of shop & food. Bustling and busy on a Saturday morning. Too bad I didn't have more time. Could have spent hours.

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Tyler, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is such a fun place to shop. You can spend many hours going through these shops. There is a fun mix of candy shops, gag shops, antique stores, vintage clothing, and great food stops. You could totally spend a whole day here.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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212 reviews 212 reviews
47 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Worth the price of admission. Lots of diversions and great people watching venue. A store/shop/restaurant along here for almost everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great street. Good food. relaxed atmosphere. Magnolias is great breakfast place. I wanted to watch the bats but my friends were scared

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Cool shops, live music, tons of restaurants, view of the Capital and awesome people watching. Plan a few hours to stroll and hang out.

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