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South Congress Avenue

South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-441-2444
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Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“food trucks” (146 reviews)
“unique shops” (41 reviews)
South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-441-2444
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

South Congress is what "keep Austin weird" stands epitomizes. You can find cowboy boots, high end boutiques, GREAT food, and so much more. If you visit Austin take the time to visit South Congress.

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

typical of Austin, parking is difficult to find and can be expensive, not worth the the hassle most days

Thank 664arthurm
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Very walk able and great shops to look at. Austin has malls and fancier department stores but they are not in the downtown corridor. Some shopping downtown but most of the local boutiques are on South Congress Avenue. Two iconic concert venues/bars are also on...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Hungry is the title I chose, because the food trucks are many in this area. We had a great time walking, shopping and eating. It's amusing to interact with others and share experience. We had a good time and it isn't a hard find. Just...More

Thank 774terrancej
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I love S Congress Ave. Awesome views and food trailers as well as restaurants! The are many food choices to pick from.

Thank shetravelsalone
Reviewed 23 August 2017

It's hard to find parking. But it's all good and we enjoyed the walk and the activities along the street...

Thank Chevy H
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Each time I travel to Austin I always shop and eat on South Congress. Great restaurants, shops, and deserts!

Thank aldavis73
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

As more people move to Austin, the rents on South Congress seem to go up and thus the prices in the stores go up in most of the shops. Some still have good prices and then do a steady business. The other with higher prices...More

1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My granddaughters and I stopped one night at Amy's to get ice cream and the next morning for souvenir shopping. The selection of stores and items in there were great. The only problem is parking. There is free street parking if you can find an...More

Thank Billy S
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Nice area to spend the day shopping as there is a variety of stores featuring clothing, Texas boots, antiques, locally made items, etc. There is also a great selection of eateries for brunch, lunch or dinner...plus sweet treats spots to get some such awesome ice...More

Thank S M
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11 October 2017|
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Response from Terri S | Reviewed this property |
There are several on or just off of S. Congress, mostly boutique hotels. The exception is the South Congress Hotel, a full-service hotel right in the middle of the S.Congress activity. Boutique hotels include the Austin... More
11 January 2017|
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Response from cath-adventurer | Reviewed this property |
Every Wed-Sunday there is free live music at Guero's on S Congress. Every Sunday there is free music at Jo's Coffee shop, just down the street from Gueros. At various times of the year, you can find free music at auditorium... More
11 January 2017|
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Response from Kalyanfortius | Reviewed this property |
Uber is no longer active in Austin..cabs are easy to get. Another option is bicycle which are available near hotels. Get a 24 hrs pass.