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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. Make South Congress Avenue part of your personalized Austin itinerary using our Austin trip builder.
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  • From Allen's Boot Shop to June's All Day (we had brunch), South Congress is happening. Crazy long line at Jo's Coffee, where the "I love you so much" sign is found.  more »
  • Enjoyed spending some time in this unique shopping area. There were lots of shops and restaurants of all descriptions. My wife shopped for shoes and eye glass frames. There were shops filled with all ...  more »
  • We LOVE South Congress!! We go ever year for the Lone Star Roundup Car Show (which is packed). However, this year on Sunday, we drove back down to Congress to check out the sights on a less packed day...  more »