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South Congress Avenue

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Address: South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Street lined with lots of great restaurants.

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Saturday in SOCO

We spent the afternoon in the downtown SOCO area. Do yourself a favor and eat at Hopdoddy's burger joint, spring for the truffle fries and a vanilla milkshake, thank me later... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent the afternoon in the downtown SOCO area. Do yourself a favor and eat at Hopdoddy's burger joint, spring for the truffle fries and a vanilla milkshake, thank me later. Well worth the wait. The bats emerging from under the Ann Richards Congress Ave bridge is a must see. Make sure to look up what time the sun sets... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are Unique Boutique shops and antique shops along South Congress. There are several great restaurants as well. However, it may not be the best place for young children because people too frequently stop on the sidewalk and don't pay attention to others watching to continue pushing strollers. Also, it's quite Cutthroat trying to find a parking spot. Be sure... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From Az visiting...nice unique shops and restaurants. I heard that this place has virtually transformed from over-night along with the demographics and the real-estate values! Very nice with a local hipster atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great eclectic shopping! Must try HopDoddys for the best burgers!! Great shopping! Must try HopDoddys for the best burgers!!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great selections of stores. Food trucks are delicious. Joe's coffee shop is a great place to hand out with your dog while drinking coffee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit. Plenty of shops and restaurants to chose from. It does get crowded and parking is always a challenge. Price range from normal to fine dining.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to spend an hour or two -- strolling on the street and watching people, ducking into shops. Great little coffee shop on a cold afternoon.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived in the Austin area well over ten years now. I didn't really start visiting attractions south of the river until much recently, I didn't see what the big deal was and I still don't. Same ole crap as downtown.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a great collection of eclectic shops in the SoCo area and it is very walkable. Parking can be a challenge on nice days, so plan ahead!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

South Congress is a great street to spend an hour or two. There are fun little shops everywhere that you can swing in and explore. There are restaurants and bars to grab a drink as you explore the hood.

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