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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. Use our Austin online trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to South Congress Avenue and other attractions in Austin.
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  • Great area to just walk around and people watch. Wonderful shops and many places to eat. Our hotel recommended this as a very animal friendly area. and it was.  more »
  • South Austin is terrific. A mix of mid century modern, art deco, and wild west architecture - beautiful murals everywhere from the Austin postcard to the "I love you so much". A great little area and....  more »

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