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“Funky street with neat shops and lots of restaurants”

South Congress Avenue
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Owner description: Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
Florida
Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Funky street with neat shops and lots of restaurants”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Mainly back in angle street parking but once you've parked plan to walk up and down to visit all the funky shops -- antiques, international items, etc. Large variety of restaurants too. One area also has a bunch of food trucks parked so you can sample their fare by sitting outside and walk the parade of walkers.

Visited February 2013
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Houston, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great way to kill some time”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Recently spent a Saturday popping in and out of the the quirky little shops. Had a great time people and pet watching (dude walking around with a towel wrapped around his head as though he had just stepped out of the shower...seriously!) Kindda sad so many people know about SoCo.

Visited February 2013
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Funkytown”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is the funky part of Austin. In addition to 6th Street, this is what the slogan "keep Austin weird" really means. Lots of funky shops and cafes and a bunch of food trucks. Unfortunately, we went late in the day so a lot of the food trucks were closed, but this certainly has a funky and fun vibe, and I look forward to getting down there sometime when all the trucks are open.

Visited February 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Keep Austin Weird!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is a great place to get a feel for South Austin - very cool, very hip, very fun!

If you stray off the beaten path - to South First Street for instance - then you get a bit more of the original South Austin feel too. I'd suggest starting with South Congress and then head over to South First when you're starting to wonder if South Congress has become a little commercialised.

Visited February 2013
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Scarsdale, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“If you like to eat, you have to go check out this street!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

South Congress Avenue has a grand assortment of food trucks and restaurants that will tempt you to explore your eating fantasies!

Visited February 2013
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