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

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We spent the afternoon walking up and down this street. We stopped in many of the overpriced thrift shops. It was still fun to see the unusual products. There were a lot of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Madison
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We spent the afternoon walking up and down this street. We stopped in many of the overpriced thrift shops. It was still fun to see the unusual products. There were a lot of restaurants in between these stores which offered a nice reprieve. It was difficult to find parking, and be aware of the parking restrictions. This are may be... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Austin is a great city, and South Congress is the perfect example of why. Local shops and bars litter the street, and it is easy to kill a day. Grab a bloody mary at Doc's, it is outstanding.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Lots of fellow visitors casually visited the multitude of shops and enjoying drinks and meals at the independent shops. Nice way to spend a weekend afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hip young and artistic with tons of restaurants and cool one off shops. Parking is tight but look around there are garages.

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Seminole, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We drove from the JW Marriott where we stayed. Then we strolled up & down, looking in the shops. We had eaten breakfast at the Moonshine. There is a lot of variety of the shops. There were tons of restaurants and some food trucks, too, so we could have eaten somewhere on S. congress.

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Vineland
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you've got the time, definitely visit South Congress Avenue. From the food trucks to the great little shops...it's all an experience. Parking can be tight during busy hours in the late afternoon and evenings. Try some of the side streets but watch out for those no parking signs ;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Tons of cool shops, restaurants, and people watching. Wander around Uncommon Objects. Great area to spend a couple of hours hanging out.

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Park your car and wander South Congress going into the various shops. You might not buy anything but the experience will help you understand why people say "Keep Austin Weird". They mean it. As you pass the Magnolia Grill, stop in even if you just ate. The food is great, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Shopping for anything - kitsch included, restaurants of all kinds, bars, live music, people watching...South Congress is an awesome place to stroll and spend the day or night. Plus if you continue north, you can even visit the State Capitol, where frequently there is a demonstration or protest happening on the south steps to add particular interest to your visit.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very unique place! Our family had a great time on soco during our visit. Great places to eat and shop, just be prepared to stand in lines and wait a while to find parking.

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