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“unique shops”(44 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 2 days ago

You cannot go wrong here . All the music is above average . We enjoyed all venues, rock ,country , and easy listening .

Thank Dory310
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No mall department stores here. Grab a slice of pizza or glass of wine. Lots of fun and cool stores to buy fun stuff. Hoppy daddy burger joint is always crowded. Or buy a pair of cool boots at Allen. Shop at the Toms house...More

Thank exit18b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great area to walk, people watch and shop some unusual stores. Mixed in with the shops are some great restaurants, cafes and bars. We were lucky to have been staying very close to this area and were so glad we did. It was...More

Thank Iris H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time wandering in and out of the stores on SOCO. Wide variety of shops and items for sales. Also some street performers. Great for people watching.

Thank plgetz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Austin has a knack for understated, almost unremarkable, cool things to do. Nothing about SCA is prepossessing or remotely glitzy. In fact the opposite is true. The restaurants tend to be small (except the wonderful Torchy's Taco), the music venues absolutely tiny in comparison to...More

Thank SkykomishBob
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked all over the street, grabbed some food and had some drinks. Very laid back place with a lot happening. Will definitely come back.

Thank Ugo C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great area with lots of local shops and restaurants. Many great places for clothing, toys or souvenirs of Austin. Plenty of free street parking. A must see if in Austin.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent some time walking this section of town and enjoyed the shops. I don't see reviews of some of these, like South Congress books, which is a fantastic book store with some nice collectibles. It was busy and some of the popular spots had...More

Thank maxpaste
Reviewed 1 week ago

lots to do and see, we have a great time just exploring everything on the street. everyone is so kind

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For such a large city this section of Congress Street stores seems to be the only place to find any affordable gifts - but varies from the really tacky to the not quite so tacky. Everyone was very pleasant and generally it was just funky...More

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Raphael G
29 May 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.
11 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
11 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