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Congress Avenue, from First to 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a wide avenue going from the Colorado river up to the Capitol building with a wide variety of restaurants and shops. People go to see the bats in the evening down by the river. It's fairly busy all day long and at night the...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place with lots to see and do. Definitely one of my favorite parts of Austin. Grab a bite, have a drink, have a great time while the bats come out.

Thank Ugo C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery at night. At the bright you can see the moon bounce off of the water. There is a lot to do on Congress Ave.

Thank Lashondra H
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We were there on the day of the Halloween Parade, so things were crowded. We ended up at Carolines which was very good, especially for vegan wife. Very crowded downstairs but upstairs bar was almosr empty, so check out the second floor. Congress, itself was...More

Thank DrWillie
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Beautiful historic architecture mixed in with modern skyscrapers, most of which feature quaint or trendy restaurants, shops, or bars. Easy walk up to the impressive Texas State Capitol, too.

Thank Summer K
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We walked the shops on our last day in Austin and really enjoyed the shops. We were able to stop at a location along the way and have a drink. Nice and safe during the day.

Thank Amy C
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Congress avenue has great shopping and great places to enjoy good food. It is close to downtown and has some eclectic places to shop which are always fun to see. Not the same ole same ole.

Thank Lucydog53
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We walked down here aways following a visit to The Capitol complex. Main City Street, so ever busy. Plenty to engage the tourist eye - shops, cafes, bars, restaurants galore.

Thank jandlUk
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Many restaurants and bars along the street. Start at the river where you can see the bats exit from the bridge at dusk. Many choices for foods. Lots of people walking even during the week. Weekends are busier with people visiting the bars late into...More

Thank thomasharvan
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Main Street to walk and explore, cool murals and nice buildings. A lot of places to eat and also a lot of places to buy souvenirs!

Thank Anna U
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June 17, 2018|
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Response from JatJet | Reviewed this property |
Watch bats on Congress ave bridge, Zilker Park,walk around town lake, there may be a street festival too
Jami L
November 18, 2016|
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Response from ArleneL431 |
If you haven’t booked yet, stay st the Driskill. It is a beautiful and historic hotel.
Frances H
December 20, 2014|
Response from golem67 | Reviewed this property |
Would not know not what we were interested in then!