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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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Fun place to shop and eat!

There are so many places to eat and shop. They are all unique and exciting! We really enjoyed Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds, South Congress Books and Monkey See Monkey Do, but it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are so many places to eat and shop. They are all unique and exciting! We really enjoyed Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds, South Congress Books and Monkey See Monkey Do, but it feels like there are too many fun places to name them all!

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A simple walk down S. Congress street reveals unique shops with unique items. Some novelty stuff, some junky stuff. Nevertheless there's something for all. In between window and in-store shopping, there are some great food places to stop for a drink or an entire meal. An outdoor garden at one of the stops has a small band playing live music.... More 

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Whitehouse, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was happening on a Saturday evening! So many cool and unique shops and a ton of places to eat. We enjoyed the couple of hours we spent here minus how expensive the parking was (it was even more than 6th street).

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

SoCo has unique shops, restaurants, antique stores, music venues and galleries. Parking could be a challenge - it is reverse angle, you back into spaces on a slant. Or you can pay to park in a garage. We were fortunate enough to find a free parking spot on a side street and walked down. There was a small street market... More 

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

There are lots of shops to browse and fun things to see. There are so many delicious restaurants around it will make your mind swirl. There are local hotels and Congress runs right through downtown and it walking distsnce. First Thursdays of each month there is a little market set up with street vendors with even more shopping and food.... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This broad avenue connects the river with the Capitol and it is popular for the many hotels, restaurants and shops. It is, in my opinion, a bit overrated as there is nothing unique in term of architecture or quality of shops and restaurant. From 6th street to the Capitol it is run down, with a few deserted buildings and many... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect example of what makes Austin "weird" - lovely boutiques, Tom's Shoes, restaurants, food trucks, Amy's Ice Cream, street musicians, wax museum...great people watching and shops with that perfect souvenir of your visit.Easy one-mile walk from your downtown hotel - just across the Congress St. bridge.

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This run of a few blocks has a couple hours worth of shopping and moderately priced dining. Easy walk from Congress Ave. bridge but be prepared for no shade. Some boutique and some tourist shops. Good mix.

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Southampton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

South Congress is the road south of the river, full of bars, restaurants of all kinds and lots of off beat shops. The atmosphere is cool and laid back, not so touristy as E 6th St

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great selection of the best food trucks. I had the best empanada I've ever had! Prices were good, people were nice and they all had some unique choices.

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