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South Congress Avenue

South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-441-2444
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Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“food trucks” (145 reviews)
“fun shops” (24 reviews)
South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-441-2444
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

by car or on foot you can enjoy this street from "bottom to top", you can buy clothes, craftworks and food, also you can listen to music or enjoy an ice cream from a food truck. The street comes alive since 10 am when everybody...More

Thank bettydeal
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visited South Congress mid day, loved the boutique-y shops and one-of-a-kind merchandise. A great way to feel the Austin vibe!

Thank Terry & Debra P
Reviewed 22 August 2016

South Congress Avenue beckons me from time-to-time, because I can always find (1) good food and (2) something funky to buy. The good food is at Enoteca/Vespaio - best Italian in Austin - and the funky things are in many of the little locally-owned shops...More

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I spent 3 nights at the Austin Motel and took the time to walk up and down South Congress Avenue. Very quirky, as they say, with a wide variety of shops, restaurants and bars. Plenty of "odd" stores to go into to buy touristy stuff,...More

Thank RochesterIBC
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Fun, quirky stroll up and down this strip in Austin. There are tons of eateries on and along the side streets of this street. Tons of shopping, unique shops to see. Lots of entertainment and quite a few characters along the way here. I highly...More

1  Thank R P
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We walked up and down South Congress, found lots of fun little shops. Magnolia Cafe was fantastic as was the little gift shop next door. All shops were open and shopkeepers were welcoming.

Thank LSchumacher
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Parking is hard to find but once you find one, its a great time! We shopped and really enjoyed ducking in and out of the air conditioned shops in the July heat!

Thank PhoenixMap55
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

On South Congress, parking involves backing your car into an empty space at an angle. Pay to park with plenty of time. Fans on buildings blowing out air with water spray. People were giving out free sweet tea from coolers. The store called Uncommon Objects,...More

Thank zringpanchperging
Reviewed 9 August 2016

fun street near the Highway with food shops and restaurants and Hotels tourist area of Austin ...near Driskill Hotel

1  Thank ReneeModern
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The street is full of "atmosphere", a l of shops, music, a lot of people walking around Just the only issue is the heat....

1  Thank yaki a
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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
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
10 January 2017|
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Response from Kalyanfortius | Reviewed this property |
Uber is no longer active in Austin..cabs are easy to get. Another option is bicycle which are available near hotels. Get a 24 hrs pass.