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Really cute area for shopping and dining. Lots of retail therapy, cute items, good prices. Art galleries. Great restaurants. South Congress Cafe is wonderful. Try the sweet potato beignets. You won't be disappointed.
South Congress comes complete with some famous eateries, such as Home Slice Pizza and Hopdoddy Burgers, unique shops like Lucy in Desguise (where you can find a costume for most any occasion), and a great walking area. There is a lot to do in this...More
make time to enjoy Austin.
Park and walk the area.
Make it a afternoon evening event.
Shop, ice cream, pizza, drink, people watch, and dine and enjoy.
A variety of shops and tatoo places.
Safe area and have your camera ready.
a must visit
Definitely worth strolling down South Congress street, tourist shops ,local purveyors, great restaurants, live music @ The Continental's club...grab an iced coffee from Jo's coffee...sit and enjoy the people watching.
South Congress Ave was recommended to our group as a fun place to just walk around and get a feel for Austin. It definitely lived up to the hype, there is a fun mix of shopping and restaurants all within relatively easy walking distance. The...More
My daughter wanted to do some shopping at shops unique to Austin, so we high up South Congress. We had a great time visiting the unique local shops that had everything from toys to clothes to authentic local artwork. It was chock full of unique...More
South Congress is a fun street to people watch, check out the various shops, and murals. But was insanely overpriced. Does a pint size mason jar really need to cost $44? More window shopping then anything, but still fun.
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
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 Motel, a 50s style motel that has been renovated; the Hotel San Jose; a motel renovated to a modern rock style; Kimber Modern, about 1 block off of S.Congress; and Hotel St.Cecelia, about 2 blocks off of S.Congress.
There are a few B&Bs and any number of short-term rentals, often homes, that are closer than the downtown hotels.
Other places listed in earlier responses are NOT on S.Congress - Driskill, Embassy Suites, Staybridge, Wood Spring and Omni.
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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
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 shores. If you google "free music in Austin" you can find all kinds of cool, free, fun stuff in Austin.