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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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Funky little area with vintage shops, several upscale motels and live music. Food trucks and traveling art shows are also common in this area. We love to visit whenever we are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Natalie N
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Funky little area with vintage shops, several upscale motels and live music. Food trucks and traveling art shows are also common in this area. We love to visit whenever we are in town. I highly recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Austin has many entertainment areas. I believe South Congress must be one of the oldest and most established. The street is very long in length. It starts from the capitol building and continues to the outskirts of town. The main area of attraction is just off downtown. You'll find unique stores and shops where you can find anything from western... More 

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

Congress Ave, is one of the oldest roads in Austin, you have to walk it all along. Lots and lots of coffee shops, restaurants, live music, bars, antiques shops,local markets, stop and go snacks. This is a must do when you come to Austin, TX

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

Love to go to south congress. people watching is always great. Great one of a kind stores along the way. not a lot of corporate crap!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The south congress avenue in Austin is a very interesting and colorful street. There are several reasons to visit this are. For example the shops. You'll find a lot of cool vintage shops directly at SoCo Avenue. Clothes, art, furniture and much more. You also have a very nice view on the capitol which is very impressive. It's just a... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to whole foods and walked Congress Avenue to the Capital. We love the weather and the side walks were fine. Lovely church and shops and skyscrapers along the way. People taking carriage rides. It was Christmas time the lights and decorated trees made this a romantic atmosphere!

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great place to find some unique buys - from cowboy boots to shirts to accessories and street art!! This is a very touristy place and can become busy but there it's a must see/do!!

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Victoria, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were pretty bored walking up and down South Congress during a weekday in January. The shops were too specific, and didn't really capture our interest. The bars & restaurants seemed weird, too. Also - tons of local solicitors trying to get us to "support planned parenthood" or "save the children" - they were obnoxious and way too aggressive.

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I really enjoyed the eclectic shops and deliciously crafted food located up and down South Congress Street. Please check out Triple Z Threads and about 30 other boutique stores. You will have a great time eating from one of the cafe's and restaurants, there are 15 at least.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

South Congress is busy anytime of the day. Shopping is great, check out the quirky little shops. Side street parking but pay attention to the parking signs and times.

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