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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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Great place to spend New Years Eve!

We loved this area of town the most. Torchys Tacos are awesome - try the shrimp taco! There are some really interesting shops where we found unique souvenirs. We saw great live... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chanelle H
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SJU
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462 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few little shops, boots, candy, cards, and restaurants, but it really won't take more then 2 hours to walk the entire area, less the time you take to eat and drink.

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this area of town the most. Torchys Tacos are awesome - try the shrimp taco! There are some really interesting shops where we found unique souvenirs. We saw great live music at Continental and C Boys. We didn't feel unsafe walking around late at night.

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Thank Chanelle H
Taunton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk through this to experience the real Austin. Takes you to a different timezone. Good food and shopping options. Check for availability on Christmas eve, Christmas and New Years.

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Boston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a couple of hours to kill and want to walk a bit, then south congress ave is for you. Therte are a lot of interesting shops and restaurants to choose from and the area has a funky feel to it. Check it out when you are next in Austin

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really kind of a mixed experience: interesting things to see in some of the import/eclectica stores, but super high prices; terrible time finding parking, but once you find parking the commerical strip is small enough to walk in its entirety; lots of people crowding the sidewalks, but good people-watching...so, you will have to see for yourself. Ultimately, the challenge will... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried this neighborhood at night for dinner recommendations. Dinner was tasty at Botticellis but everything was closed & quiet otherwise. Drove thru for a quick stop on our way out, much busier during the day, many unique shops open. Not my style for most of them but there was variety. Easy walk, not too long from end to end of... More 

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Thank starqt246
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I visited this street kind of I remembered Hollywood st. It is a street full of fancy shops and restaurants and coffee shops along it. I enjoyed walking down the street and I like the souvenir which I bought for myself.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a taste of what typifies Austin's motto "Keep Austin Weird" this is a must see. Tons of neat little Mom & Pop shops and plenty of unique B&B's to keep you busy for hours of leisurely window shopping of people watching.

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is outstanding. This is a foodies' Nirvana. The street is full of funky named restaurants and food trucks. Long lines are seen at these places any day of the week. What an experience.

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was one of our spots as we came through from San Antonio. We came to hear a band at Continental Club, but they didn't go on till 3 pm, so we had a slice of pizza at Homeslice, then walked around for a bit. This is the unsung hero of Austin, in my opinion. There are so many great... More 

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