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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 great bohemian local spot

From Az visiting...nice unique shops and restaurants. I heard that this place has virtually transformed from over-night along with the demographics and the real-estate values... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From Az visiting...nice unique shops and restaurants. I heard that this place has virtually transformed from over-night along with the demographics and the real-estate values! Very nice with a local hipster atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great eclectic shopping! Must try HopDoddys for the best burgers!! Great shopping! Must try HopDoddys for the best burgers!!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great selections of stores. Food trucks are delicious. Joe's coffee shop is a great place to hand out with your dog while drinking coffee.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit. Plenty of shops and restaurants to chose from. It does get crowded and parking is always a challenge. Price range from normal to fine dining.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great way to spend an hour or two -- strolling on the street and watching people, ducking into shops. Great little coffee shop on a cold afternoon.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've lived in the Austin area well over ten years now. I didn't really start visiting attractions south of the river until much recently, I didn't see what the big deal was and I still don't. Same ole crap as downtown.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is a great collection of eclectic shops in the SoCo area and it is very walkable. Parking can be a challenge on nice days, so plan ahead!!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

South Congress is a great street to spend an hour or two. There are fun little shops everywhere that you can swing in and explore. There are restaurants and bars to grab a drink as you explore the hood.

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Brewster, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great street for strolling & lunching during the day as well as the location of a couple of great clubs with live music.

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Lake Benton, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some girl friends and I spent a few hours shopping in the SoCo area. The shops are very unique. Some I would describe as organized antique shops or high end thrift stores. But then there were also boutiques and unique girl shops. I don't think you would find anything like it in the mall!

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