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South Congress Avenue

South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Ranked #27 of 152 Activities in Austin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Food & Drink
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Food & Drink
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Street lined with lots of great restaurants.

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Spokane, Washington
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153 reviews 153 reviews
23 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Download the Historic Austin App for self directed walking tours on Congress and 6th. There are far more buildings of interest than those in the App. For instance the Tibbs building towards the end of the strip. Many wonderful architectural features dot this Avenue, the early wealth of Austin is mapped here as you walk down from the Capital Building.... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

South Congress is the Artist's Meca of Austin.There are a number of shops and restaurants along this street. Each has something interesting. If you want to take a stroll and window shop it's a feast for the eyes.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It's a beautiful street filled with really authentic stores, restaurants, food trucks and a lot of other surprises! I recommend you that you come to this place during the weekend :) and that you enjoy an Amy's ice cream while walking and shopping on this street.

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McAllen, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is Austin with all these fun shops, restaurants and people in casual attire. Austin is about the laid back. There are some major unique shops and of course Kendra Scott which I love. Don't leave Austin without stopping by for something in this area.

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Austin, Texas
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219 reviews 219 reviews
56 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Between the bohemian shops (you gotta go to the Lucy in Disguise costume shop), the live music venues (the continental club is world famous), the trailer eateries and more upscale restaurants, So-co, as the locals call it is the ultimate austin experience. And if the season is right (March-November), you can top it off by going down to the south... More 

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Saint-Beat, France
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308 reviews 308 reviews
141 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you like individual shops selling vintage, second hand, new, novelties, great food and just weird stuff you will love South Congress. Make sure you visit Allen's boots, the candy store, Monkey do and all the other interesting shops plus have a slice of pizza at Home Slice Pizza and pop into the Continental Club around 6.30 for great music... More 

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Americus
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Shopping along SoCo is funky and unusual. We did not know what to expect, but went in many of the shops even though they didn't look like our usual types. We had a great time just looking. Everyone was friendly. We went back for supper at HopDaddys (which was yummy!) We spent about 2-3 hours milling around the area looking... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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