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Congress Avenue

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Address: Congress Avenue, from First to 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701
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Enjoyed the different restaurants and stores to shop at...fun place to see Austin and experience...parking is a challenge at peak hours

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Glendale, California
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Glendale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the different restaurants and stores to shop at...fun place to see Austin and experience...parking is a challenge at peak hours

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're in Austin, walking on Congress is a must. A lot of little stores to shop in (support local business!), great places to eat and drink.

Thank AMIT B
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much to do, see, and hear! People watching extraordinaire. Feels very safe and friendly. Cover charges at some bars but talent is typically worth it.

Thank Kenneth O
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The impressive Texas Capitol Building looms over the top of Congress Avenue giving the street much grace and a powerful focal point. Surprisingly, there are not a lot of stores along the street, mostly office buildings. It's still worth a stroll particularly heading up from the Colorado River and ending on the Capitol grounds.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very cool spot and gives you a great flavor of Austin. Music, food, collectibles, artists, etc. Fun spot to spend an hour or two - I would recommend!

Thank Dave A
Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this area of Austin! I will miss the great store, "Off The Wall", but hope the owners enjoy their "pop up store" and online selling! There are other great stores and food venues, too! Little Barrel and Brown restaurant is good and Uncommon Objects must be seen at least once! Many food trucks to try and shops!

Thank octoberhart
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can hear music, people watch, eat from trailers and dine at the top of a restaurant all in one night...enjoy

Thank Kevin S
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing selection, amazing service. While walking down Congress from our parking spot 4 blocks away, the activity on Congress Ave was like a bee hive. Tons, and tons of smiling faces, good food, and sunshine.

Thank rgh9297
Mineral Wells, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Austin this is a must to visit. We went with family and friends for New Years Eve, spend the weekend plus a day. There are some very interesting people there. It is a must when in Austin

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DeWitt, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a recommendation of someone my husband ran into. It was a beautiful day and we only had a few hours before going to out hotel, the walk was nice we walked from the Capital down about 10 blocks, at lunch, strolled back and stopped for coffee. The day was very enjoyable. The downside is there are a... More 

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