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Address: Congress Avenue, from First to 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701
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Essential Austin

The range of types of people here just amazing, so terrific people watching along with the heartbeat of Austin with shops and restaurants and such an interesting mix of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The range of types of people here just amazing, so terrific people watching along with the heartbeat of Austin with shops and restaurants and such an interesting mix of architectural -- old and new, high and low -- together. Fun place to stroll.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of fun shops to investigate. Merchandise in every price range. In between shops so many food choices (Enoteca is awesome) from full meals to tasty snacks. There are also plenty of spots to rest and people watch. Fun day on Congress!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked all up and down Congress Avenue - especially enjoying South Congress, below the "bat bridge" (although the bats weren't around given the time of year). South Congress seems to represent Austin's weirdness quite well with tons of funky shops with offbeat goods. Definitely worth the visit.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Look for the Guitar sculpture and several other interesting sculptures on your stroll up and down Congress Avenue.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something for everyone on Congress avenue! No matter what you want to do there is something to please everyone! PIZZA, BURGERS, SHOPPING... you name it, it's there

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the different restaurants and stores to shop at...fun place to see Austin and experience...parking is a challenge at peak hours

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in Austin, walking on Congress is a must. A lot of little stores to shop in (support local business!), great places to eat and drink.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to do, see, and hear! People watching extraordinaire. Feels very safe and friendly. Cover charges at some bars but talent is typically worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The impressive Texas Capitol Building looms over the top of Congress Avenue giving the street much grace and a powerful focal point. Surprisingly, there are not a lot of stores along the street, mostly office buildings. It's still worth a stroll particularly heading up from the Colorado River and ending on the Capitol grounds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very cool spot and gives you a great flavor of Austin. Music, food, collectibles, artists, etc. Fun spot to spend an hour or two - I would recommend!

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