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South Congress Avenue

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

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A must-see and must-do for tourists

Whenever we have family or friends visiting, we take them down South Congress. Lots of amazing shops, a choice of restaurants, Amy's Ice Cream - what's not to like!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whenever we have family or friends visiting, we take them down South Congress. Lots of amazing shops, a choice of restaurants, Amy's Ice Cream - what's not to like!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shops of all kinds. Numerous places to eat. Good luck finding a parking space on the week-ends but it is worth the experience.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

South Congress has welcomed the addition of some newer, trendy restaurants, some new and re-imagined shops, and of course a ubiquitous-in-Austin trailer ghetto on a corner lot, complete with a couple of very nice, new, boutique hotels, all giving this stretch of Austin's south main drag a cohesive feel and focus. As with much of everything in Austin, however, the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed spending the afternoon shopping on South Congress Avenue. Every store had something for everyone. We could have spent a few days walking up and down the street to all the shops. I would love to go back some day.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recommend starting on 1st street, which is right by Lady Bird Lake and the "bat bridge" and walked north, which puts the Capitol directly in front of you. On your way, you'll see the downtown transformation from older buildings to the new skyscrapers popping up. Great shops and restaurants along the way with some great outdoors seating areas for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting shopping strip with some great food to keep you going. We really liked South Congress and would love to visit again.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Anytime you are bored want to get a real feeling of austin you can't go wrong with SoCo. For a casual evening or weekend with friends or family this is it!

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Charleston, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved walking down South Congress and shopping. Stopped for lunch also. Great getting there from downtown. A must do!

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Mount Vernon, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy place but very unique shops and eats. Parking is a mess but if you go after 6pm it is free.

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to walk around and explore, shop and eat. Eclectic stores from antiques, art and street vendors, boutiques, costumes, hats and western wear. Lots of restaurants and mobile food vendors, ice cream shop and a great pizza joint that worth the stop. It’s Austin, so you’ll have street musicians and hear live bands playing in some of the restaurants.... More 

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