South Congress (SoHo)

The South Congress neighborhood in Austin, Texas, named after the six-lane, tree-lined street running through it (South Congress Avenue), is filled with a plethora of eclectic shops, restaurants, and music venues. It’s continued popularity over the decades is often attributed to its unobstructed views of the Texas State Capitol.

Visiting SoHo (as its often called) is less about specific destinations and more about strolling the street, wandering into small businesses, spotting murals from local artists, popping in bars for live music, and letting the adventure lead itself.

The city of Austin planned for South Congress to be the most prominent street starting in 1839, and throughout the ages, it’s always found a way to re-invent itself as one of the must-see places when visiting.