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SoCo District

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Fantastic area

This is the area south of Congress (and also south of Colorado river), packed with curious shops... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Belgrade, Serbia
Fun to walk great shopping and music

Was a great afternoon walking around SoCo. Be sure to stop in the various stores. Some of the more... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the area south of Congress (and also south of Colorado river), packed with curious shops, street performers, cafes, eateries, restaurants, etc. It's a great place to hang out and mix with locals.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank B1714D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think there was a time this was a cool area but not so much now. As a first time visitor, no goose bumps for me.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LovesToTravel85254
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a great afternoon walking around SoCo. Be sure to stop in the various stores. Some of the more 'touristy' ones have lines.. for example Torchy taco... but we had a blast. Allens is worth going in and looking around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rbwriter
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Getting to be more attractive to locals and out of town'ers. New places coming in and cleaning up a lot.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gretchen B
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Area for shopping, eating and people-watching. Eclectic shops with interesting things to look at, restaurants with some nice outdoor seating areas to enjoy a drink or meal.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kpremont
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

We recently visited Austin for the first time. Prior to our trip I had read about a lot of different sights and activities. One activity that was a load of fun was visiting the South Congress district. There are creative shops, street performers, restaurants and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Christine L
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

South Congress has artisan items and jewelry. Check out the boots and Western wear. Just up the street is designer items and food. Great way to see local items while walking the street. All types of food on both sides of street. Local bars as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 292roser
Reviewed 15 December 2018

So while you are in Austin, stop by the SOCO area and visit all the neat and eclectic shops. There are many restaurants and ice cream shops. The whole place has food trucks so its really a neat place to hang out for the day....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Fun to take a leisurely stroll through this area, stopping at shops that interest you. A number of interesting eating places too. If you like to walk, you can walk to this area from downtown, crossing over the river.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank unicorn3
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Wandered around the SoCo district on our recent visit to Austin and was really interesting seeing all of the graffiti/artwork/sculptures/different shops etc. Didn’t eat in any of the restaurants but did have a look in a few of the shops. The shops were very unique...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DizzyBlonde23
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9 November 2016|
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Response from 501glorial | Reviewed this property |
Google UT buses to SoCo and you will see what is available. It will depend on if classes are in session. The buses will give you pick up spots and drop off places. The time to arrive can be anytime over 40 minutes to 50... More
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19 December 2015|
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Response from Tracey F | Reviewed this property |
Parking is very hard to find. You may have to park down the street and walk. If you are staying downtown, take a cab (I believe Uber is being discontinued in Austin). Getting there early in the day is better for parking... More