SoCo, or South Congress Avenue

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This stretch of South Congress, just across the bridge from downtown, is home to a multitude of boutiques, vintage stores, restaurants and clubs. Shop to your heart's content, and when you need to recharge, sit down with some sweets from old-fashioned Big Top candy store or one of the numerous food trailers. Even when it's not First Thursday, SoCo is home to a large number of artisan booths and food trailers. This vibrant, eclectic, thoroughly Austin hip strip provides the perfect walkable day that goes into evening, with numerous dining and live music options that stay open well into the night.


S Congress Ave
Austin, TX

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Expert Tips by Shelley Seale

Austin Local Expert

Best Attractions & Activities: "Don't miss First Thursdays - on the first Thursday of every month South Congress Avenue becomes a huge block party, with dozens of vendors pop-ups and street performers."

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: South Congress Avenue, known locally as "SoCo," is one of those experiences that is just uniquely Austin.

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