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SoCo District

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Address: 1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
Phone Number: +1 512-445-6308
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue 09:00 - 19:00
Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Thu - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.

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really enjoyed the array of distinctive shops as well as the variety of restaurants around. if I go to Austin again, I will stop here again

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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109 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

really enjoyed the array of distinctive shops as well as the variety of restaurants around. if I go to Austin again, I will stop here again

Thank Kenneth Y
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

whether you are wanting to shop or just wanting to walk around people watching... this area is fun and picturesque. Never a dull moment.

Thank Adsoul
Cedar Creek, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going down to the SoCo district, since before it became the SoCo district, so you know I like it. But it is such a glimpse into the real Austin, it is not to be missed if you're visiting. There are several restaurants along this avenue that you can see the beautiful pink granite capitol building from! Amazing Home... More 

Thank Sis H
Auckland New Zealand
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth visiting!! We got there via double decker bus... great shops to look at! Eclectic ! Heaps of eating places! Could have stayed longer... just loved it!! Loved the locally made things!!

Thank ClareZ24
Austin, Texas
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111 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

SoCo is the South Congress Avenue area of Austin. SoCo is a nickname, an attempt to bring some attention and New York hipster talk to the area. Lots of information under the heading of South Congress. Many groovy shops, cafes, restaurants, and great people watching. Avoid at rush hour unless you have extra time. Mostly pet friendly. Parking about 10... More 

Thank David M
Red Hook, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun place..fun times!lot to do and see! Something for everyone great restaurants and bars!!! Parking is plentiful but plan to walk..if you need further travel taxis are always available..only downside..no Uber!

Leander, Texas
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106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took out of state friends to this area. Loved looking at the antique stores and trinket stores. Lots of characters to see on the streets.

Thank cindycjz
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131 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wild and wonderful. A lot of great restaurants, music, bars, stores and just fun. Don't miss this cool little area of Austin.

Thank patricia m
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79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IMO SoCo was a nicer version of 6th street. Bars and restaurants but not stumbling drunks. It seemed like higher quality restaurants and was easier to park etc.

Thank mplafferty
Edinburg, Texas
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited just this past weekend. It was a great experience, we really enjoyed all the shops and places to eat. Overall it was one of my favorite parts of our Austin weekend.

Thank beautifuljourney2016

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