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Congress Avenue, from First to 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of cool shops and restaurants, and as you branch off onto the numbered streets there's more to be found, but a lot are closed on weekends so keep that in mind when making travel plans

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank InitialA2007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked along Congress St. immediately after departing the State Capitol Bldg. I noticed interesting sites including a theater specializing in Improv Theater. I stopped at Patagonia and Nicole who is an employee offered me information on environmental action she and her company were undertaking....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sheldon B
Reviewed 14 August 2019

This street runs through alot of downtown and then over the famous bat bridge through South Congress. Lots of murals, old unique Austin shops, restaurants and bars, and music venues too of course. To me, it is no ordinary street, especially on South Congress past...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank finesilver
Reviewed 10 August 2019

If you get hungry after visiting Capitol this is a right direction to go. There are plenty restaurants and cafes but it is an ordinary busy street.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed 7 August 2019

Having visited to Austin for the first time, I had heard about the "BATS!" WIth a little hesitation and anticipation, I took my then, 5 year-old daughter to the Congress Avenue Bridge. Prior to our arrival,strove was exciting, as we visited to many food-trucks, novelty...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 18 July 2019

no particular reason to go there unless have to visit one of the offices. much more interesting shops and better restaurants or cafes on the south end of Congress

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank N2926AZpeterb
Reviewed 11 July 2019

Colorado river is a place must go to. It is enjoyable to kayak on a sunny day. ^&(@&^#@&*&^(& &@^#@(^&*@#(

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Rikox99
Reviewed 2 July 2019

Must sea attraction in Austin. 6th Street for bars and weekend entertainment.Capitol view and other attractions. many week end programmes and rallies happens here. Nice and beautiful Downtown look

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank tarajog
Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

Great place to wander, shop, eat, drink , watch bats during their season of being there. Paid public parking lots. Friendly retailers and servers.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vicawitz
Reviewed 20 June 2019

There were some good restaurants, but not as many good stores. There are an unusual amount of homeless people downtown. There seems to be a lot of drug use, and the homeless people try to engage and ask for money constantly. I didn't feel 100%...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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17 June 2018|
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Response from JatJet | Reviewed this property |
Watch bats on Congress ave bridge, Zilker Park,walk around town lake, there may be a street festival too
Jami L
18 November 2016|
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Response from ArleneL431 |
If you haven’t booked yet, stay st the Driskill. It is a beautiful and historic hotel.
Frances H
20 December 2014|
Response from golem67 | Reviewed this property |
Would not know not what we were interested in then!