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South Congress Avenue, Austin
(4.3/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A nice spot to stroll but very overrated. Restaurants mediocre and didn't see anything very unique. Good for people watching though 
  • Among the many interesting shops is Hudson Meat Market at 1800 S. Congress which specializes in Smoked Meats and Sausages. A cool store with spicy hot treats. They also provide deer processing just a ...  more »
  • You will get a great glimpse of the quirkiness of Austin as you eat and shop your way up and down South Congress.