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“unique shops”(47 reviews)
“boot store”(19 reviews)
Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-441-2444
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were on SoCo around dinner time and so hungry, so the smells from different restaurants really had our attention. We only walked up and down a handful of blocks, but it was fairly quiet and very walkable. We grabbed a bite and headed on....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank joshandjenna117
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was pleasant to walk down South Congress around 10:30am on a Wednesday. Most shops don't open until 11am though. They are unique and fun to look around. There are several food options as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank texastravels4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Serendipity led us to stay at a hotel on South Congress several years ago, and it is our preferred place to stay when we visit family in Austin. From the "bat bridge," a one mile walk will take you past many funky to chic stores,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RoadWarrior2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reminds one of Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Funky bars and entertainment with people on street in costumes. Streets blocked off and/or well patrolled for safety purposes, but be on guard for pickpockets and scam artists.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CTMans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That's the motto and this is the street that makes it real. So many great shops that embody the entire Austin experience. A must see! Parking available for a free nearby.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank theresel833
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love South Congress Avenue. This feels like Austin. Fun, quirky and out of the ordinary stores. No large chains here. Nice restaurants and cafes too. I love the food truck court about half way down the avenue. A must see when in Austin.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mallafri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could not love this area of town more. The shops are unique and the food is wonderful. We return every time we are in Texas.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank UH60Girl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up here after walking the city on our own. We loved window shopping, very unique shops, hotels and eating spots/bars. We had dinner at Gueros and listened to music at The Continental. Highly reccomend checking this area out if you visit Austin. You...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank robertcA7888ZN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shops are so unique and I could spend hours just poking around. Nice atmosphere and finally had the best Mexican food ever...

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Frances M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Austin is known for its weirdness, but you sometimes feel uncomfortable on some of the streets if you are walking, be careful of all the homeless walking and sleeping on the sidewalks

Date of experience: March 2018
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May 28, 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.
October 10, 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
January 10, 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