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A little bit of everything

Public parking garage, which is probably the only place you will find a spot, is $10 for the first... read more

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Modern and imaginative

Modern Austin, with varied restaurants, music and things to see. Beautiful view of downtown. A... read more

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is mainly a strip along South Congress Street filled with quirky shops and good eateries. There is lots of local color, airstream eateries, cafes, vintage shops and other unique places. It is very much worth a visit.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Fun times checking out the funky shops, the awesome variety of food trucks, the kooky characters, and some of the iconic restaurants and of course, Amy's ice cream here in SoCo! If you're an out-of-towner, this is as good a place as any to be introduced to Austin's vibe. Great place for browsing around or for indulging in eating, listening to music, shopping, or best yet, just hanging out. Loved all the colorful neon signs!

2  Thank suelhallmd
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

There are dozens of street vendors selling everything from Indian cuisine to used boots and handmade jewelry. The restaurants are a little pricey, but everywhere I've been has fantastic food. The crowd is incredibly diverse: old hippies, young hipsters, homeless, college students, families and everything in between. They have very spunky candy shops, killer antiques, resale clothing, Mexican imports, and high end designer boutiques. Great place to spend an afternoon.

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

I've tried to go here more often, since the shops are delightful and the restaurants and food trailers that line South Congress are great, but it's just so much of a hassle it's often not worth it; we've actually tried to go sometimes and turned around and went somewhere else because it was so packed. But if you can go during an off time (although I'm not sure there is one) it's a nice area to do some good shopping and get some good food.

2  Thank AandMRay
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is definitely a street/neighborhood for the young. It's kitschy with lots of fun restaurants, stores, unique items. reminded me a little of beatnik times. Be sure and stop by one of the food trailers that serve local food specialties. My favorite, not so local, called Hat and Thai. It's worth a walk through but not too many places a senior citizen would actually stop and see.

3  Thank happytraveller07430
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