The problem with being unique is that it, at times, leaves you lonely and on an endless journey to find your tribe. You don’t have much of an interest in the societal norms, for “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth,” as John F. Kennedy once said. And while you eventually embraced the self you’ve created and even reveled in the company of your own thoughts, Austin is a gratifying sanctum for you and all your equally eccentric brothers and sisters. Undiscovered indie bands, new food truck concepts, and rare record stores help “Keep Austin weird” as their local motto goes, and your presence in hotels near South Congress Avenue will only add to this city’s unlikeness.
South Congress Avenue started out as an 1830s rural country road but has now become synonymous with the word, “trendy,” in no small part due to its unconventional galleries, sought-after live music venues, fashion-forward clothing boutiques, fusion food trucks, and quirky antique stores lining the main road. If you have arrived without wheels, South Congress Avenue rental cars can accommodate your need to journey the neighborhood.
To accommodate the creative types that make their home here, South Congress Avenue doesn’t really get into full swing until late in the afternoon, so hit the “snooze” button and sleep in at any of the South Congress Avenue hotels as many times as you like. Every first Thursday night of the month, live music and bohemian-attired people spill out onto the street and all the local shops stay open until 10 p.m., so you have time to pick up a vintage outfit or enjoy the local old-fashioned soda fountain and ice cream after a dinner of authentic Texas barbecue or food truck fare.
Book the best hotels by South Congress Avenue and your flight to Austin together on Travelocity for big savings. Use the extra money to check into one of the other hotels in Austin and see a different side of the city during your sojourn.
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