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South Congress Avenue, Austin

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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. Use our Austin online trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to South Congress Avenue and other attractions in Austin.
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  • Parking is available, but not enough of it. Look for the Public Parking signs, or take the bus. Don't park in the neighborhoods, or you will be towed. Having said that: here are the treats that await ...  more »
  • If you go to Austin you must visit South Congress. If you don't you didn't really see Austin. Stroll the street, have lunch, eat ice cream... then you can say you've been to Austin.  more »
  • There are some very cute shops here, plenty of food and nice shop owners. Fun stuff to buy, some of the shop support local foundations.  more »
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