South Congress Avenue
South Congress Avenue
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Kelly D
Washington DC, DC148 contributions
South Austin is terrific. A mix of mid century modern, art deco, and wild west architecture - beautiful murals everywhere from the Austin postcard to the "I love you so much". A great little area and must see!
Written August 23, 2020
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lookinforelvis
Washington Crossing, PA300 contributions
Things are spread out in Austin so this street runs about four or five blocks and then threre is not much else to see close by.But I would recommend going to see it for a stroll. There are two boot shops.I can not remember the name of either of them but I would tell you this...the small one that is not advertised as much has the most beautiful,pristine boots.The other one that gets all the hype...well..... It's a bigger store but I thought the boots were used. There are thrift shops and a Stetson Hat shop.It's fun,go see for yourself
Written January 20, 2020
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rleNewEngland
New England486 contributions
South Congress is a fab neighborhood. We stayed a few nights at a rental behind the Austin Motel, just one block up from the action. A big variety of restaurants and shops close by. On the weekends folks set up stalls outside to peddle their wares. Jo's coffee always has a line, but worth the wait and a selfie by the I Love You sign. We also popped into the Continental Club to hear the house band = no cover. We were too late in the season for the nightly bats flying from the bridge which is about a 15 min. walk. Would happy stay in the area again. Enjoy!
Written February 1, 2022
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GwennyR
Vancouver, WA38 contributions
This was a fun cultural district in Austin, but honestly, it's like when a friend hypes up a movie so much that it ends up being disappointing even though it was okay. I read so many wonderful things about this area, so when it was just "okay" I was disappointed. Lots of murals and fun shops, but that's about it. Just go into it knowing it's cool but not AMAZING.
Written October 25, 2021
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questtraveler01
Tel Aviv, Israel401 contributions
You cannot visit Austin without hanging out on South Congress Ave. Make a day out of it or late afternoon shopping then dinner and music for the evening. For day time I suggest going on a better shopping day like Friday when everyone is out and about. Clothes and shoe vendors may be doing tent sales, people are lunching, etc. Visit the famous Allen's Boots, eat at Guero's Taco Bar for good margaritas, tacos, and enchiladas, or eat quickly at Home Slice Pizza. Do look at nightly shows at the famous Continental or C-Boys for the best musical entertainment in the city. So much to do and see. I Love S.C.!!
Written March 10, 2022
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jaqaustin
Austin, TX10 contributions
I love SoCo! Great food, music, and shopping. What more do you need? As an Austinite, this is where I love to hangout. Parking may be a bit tricky depending on what time you go but you can always Uber. A tourist must-do!
Written February 16, 2020
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965deborahv
Lincoln, NE, United States158 contributions
If checking this out I’d go in the day as there are shops. Wasn’t my kind of shopping. Lots of restaurants for foodies. Reservations would probably be smart. Not much available mid afternoon as some offer small plates or snacks at that time.
Written February 20, 2020
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Jim S
Austin, TX29 contributions
SoCo has morphed into a vibrant, energetic part of town from what was once just a highway to San Antone. I officiated a wedding at the South Congress Hotel earlier this week and the venue was terrific. The staff in the Central Standard restaurant were warm and friendly with great food at the reception.
Written February 13, 2020
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kmazic
Clawson, MI34 contributions
Couples
A great place to see during the night time. They have cool, old school neon lights for business signs. A lot of places also have live music on this street and restaurants to grab food or drinks. It was pretty busy when we went during the night.
Written November 21, 2021
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GMBG
Brooklyn, NY472 contributions
Couples
Terrific brunch menu - not your normal brunch items (carrot cake French toast, eggs Benedict with crab cakes, etc). Attentive and efficient service. Call an hour ahead for reservation. Wonderful experience.
Written March 15, 2020
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