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“Leave Downtown and see Austin away from 6th street”

South Congress Avenue
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$96.34*
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Austin Street Art Segway Tour
Ranked #11 of 317 things to do in Austin
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Owner description: Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
Austin, Texas
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Leave Downtown and see Austin away from 6th street”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

South Congress has food trucks, restaurants, music, great shopping and an eclectic group of people that entertain including some big named Austinites who are often down there. You can't come to Austin and not spend some time around SoCo.

Visited May 2013
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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Over-Rated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Don't waste your time. All resturants and stores are WAY over priced and you can forget finding a parking place. There are many more things to do around town than this.

Visited July 2013
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“Thursday through Sunday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

SoCo is fun anytime, but even more so on Thursday through Saturdays. That's when the people watching, the live music and everything else is happening. There are many options for great restaurants or music or just sitting on a patio and having a beer while watching the world go by. Interesting boutique shopping too. My faves? Gueros Tex Mex and the live music under the oak tree, Home Slice Pizza (yum!), Pearla's seafood, Jo's coffee, Amy's ice cream, Continental Club, Vespaio Italian, Wahoo's fish taco. I could go on and on. You can't go wrong down on SoCo.

Visited June 2013
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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“South Congress - Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

South Congress is a combination of unique one-of-a-king shops and restaurants. All kinds of shops from a costume rental to clothes, antiques, jewelry, and furniture. The restaurants are also unique. A great seafood, a great Italian, pizza by the slice, a great Mexican as well as several food trailers.

Visited September 2012
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Austin, TX
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“too crowded with too many posers and hipsters”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

South Congress used to be old Austin, but now it is full of tourists and trendy shops and eateries that are too expensive for what they are and it is too darn hot in the summer! And there are lots of people with annoying strollers on too narrow sidewalks on the weekends pushed by couples trying to prove that they can be hip and have kids. Unless you like to sweat profusely while standing in line I recommend just staying in your local town and visiting your own main street. It will save you a lot of money. If you do like to sweat profusely while standing in line for something over rated, I would recommend and amusement park, at least you will get a little bit of a thrill and at least they have misters in most of the lines and they sell cold water every ten feet.

Visited July 2013
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