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South Congress Avenue, Austin

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Neighborhood Landmark
With places to eat, shop, and relax, as well as a distinct bohemian atmosphere, South Congress Avenue is a favorite hangout in the city. Often referred to as SoCo, the street has housed shops and galleries selling unique and handmade items for decades. If you're looking for a souvenir, explore the wide selection of funky clothes, accessories and household items. Sample some Tex-Mex or barbecue at one of the restaurants, or head to a bar for a pint of local beer. Some of the restaurants and bars have patios, which are perfect for people watching. Of course, no visit would be complete without a stop in the iconic music venues located here. The latest addition to the street are food trucks, where you can grab a taco or a sweet on the go. If you’re diving, bear in mind you may have to spend some time looking for a parking spot. Make South Congress Avenue part of your personalized Austin itinerary using our Austin trip builder.
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  • The great thing about South Congress Ave. is that it is lined with many local shops, restaurants and vendor stalls. One time we were strolling down the sidewalk of this avenue during SXSW and met a yo...  more »
  • Lots of neat and unique shops on the street. Several cool restaurants. There is something for everyone. Family friendly also!  more »
  • perused stores, had ice cream, ate at multiple food establishments during our stay in Austin, Tx. Also enjoyed Continental Club's cool vibe and live music.  more »