Just south of the Colorado River, South Congress Avenue – or SoCo, as locals call it – offers a sample of Austin’s quirky culture. Whether you’re looking to meet new people, visit the famous sites, or simply get a breath of fresh air, SoCo promises a variety of fun activities within walking distance of one another.
Austin is well-known for its art and music, and many creative people embrace alternative venues and audiences here. South Congress offers a prime opportunity for amateur performers to showcase their unique talents. Musicians, dancers, mimes, living statues, and beat poets all comprise just a fraction of the talented individuals who regularly line the streets. Their presence helps to give South Congress a festive and lively atmosphere. Few will ever charge, but it’s courteous to throw a few dollars their way.