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“unique shops”(46 reviews)
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Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
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South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great casual walk along all these quirky shops from art to boots and kiddies clothes with a few nice boutiques and time for a coffee if s glass of wine .. trendy little shops with something for all We parked In Grand central so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kayla4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the Years we have been visiting Austin our trips to SoCo are always a must. I wonder will it last as the development along there may mean the demise of its caricature. Some sign of change is already taking place with the closing of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank C5859MRjohnr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area defines Austin - funky, quirky, weird, all wrapped into one street. Really cool shops, restaurants and bars. A Great way to spend a day. From great taquieras, diners, music clubs to an insane costume shop and ice cream stands, it has it all....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stroll down this eclectic street will remind you why you love old Austin. Business cater to the younger crowd, but plenty of eating/drinking/shopping along the way for all.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GSMIII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed walking South Congress, exploring the shops and eating the food. There was even live music one night behind one of the cafes. That said, I felt the inventory of many of the stores was a bit redundant, and while I enjoyed the merchandise,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gournal23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went shopping at several of the small local shops on Congress Avenue. We found weird, interesting and unique items. There is pay street parking. Bicycles and standing scooters are available for rent all over downtown.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank M J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Keep an eye out for murals on the building walls and enjoy the great signage in this city. Lots of quirky artwork, people, and more.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fancy212016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beats the hell out of 6th Street for a homeless free place to stroll. Plenty of good places to dine and you can still head upstairs at the Continental for your dive bar fix.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Philip C
Reviewed 13 December 2018

It was raining in Austin when we had the time to play tourist but this area of town was still a major attraction. Go in the evening to enjoy the lights and the crowds. Adds to the energy of the evening. Don't eat at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gordon T
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Great south Austin location. Shops, Bars and great food - both restaurants and trucks. fun to just walk around and see what people have been talking about for years when they say "keep Austin Weird".

Date of experience: November 2018
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133raphaelg
28 May 2018|
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Response from khwight | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most definitely the shops are open pretty much year-round except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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CALW
10 October 2017|
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Response from Terri S | Reviewed this property |
There are several on or just off of S. Congress, mostly boutique hotels. The exception is the South Congress Hotel, a full-service hotel right in the middle of the S.Congress activity. Boutique hotels include the Austin... More
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BrendaTRealtor
10 January 2017|
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Response from cath-adventurer | Reviewed this property |
Every Wed-Sunday there is free live music at Guero's on S Congress. Every Sunday there is free music at Jo's Coffee shop, just down the street from Gueros. At various times of the year, you can find free music at auditorium... More
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