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SoCo District

1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-445-6308
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Lots of neat things to see.

This 6 block long district is jam packed with shops and reataurants. The best shop is a costumer... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
Keeping Austin Weird one shop at a time

Fun part of south Austin. Street lined with funky and interesting shops - from the bizarre to a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helen L
San Jose, California
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Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-445-6308
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This 6 block long district is jam packed with shops and reataurants. The best shop is a costumer with hundreds of costumes for rent or for sale. The prices are fairly reasonable for both rentals and purchases. if you are planning a production or costume...More

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Thank MLE0904
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun part of south Austin. Street lined with funky and interesting shops - from the bizarre to a great boot shop - and great eateries.

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE started by eating tacos at Torchy's--"Damn Good" is the best description--and the sign at the back of the restaurant. Food is fabulous! Then we headed out the door to walk the street and stop in tons of little shops. Very interesting! Well worth the...More

Thank gmfarfol
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We hit the SoCo District with a bang, starting out with lunch at Lucy's Fried Chicken. Then we walked along Congress Avenue enjoying all the small stores, the large collection of Neon signs and wished we'd be able to make it back in the evening...More

Thank Love2TrvlMM
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Make sure that you are prepared to spend a long afternoon walking this strip of fantastic shops and eateries. Had so much fun and would definitely go back again! So much fun!!!

Thank Ruth V
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Ignoring the fact that it was scorching hot when we visited, it's a very interesting place to hang out, good food, good shops and good coffee. Independent brands seem to have a hold on the area which is all good. If we didn't have young...More

Thank Ashley R
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This part of Austin is very unique. Here you will find quirky little one of a kind shops, restaurants and accommodations. It is nice to stroll up and down the streets. Guaranteed you will hear live music coming from somewhere. Definitely more of a young...More

Thank FrequentTraveler1225
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Great, trendy, artsy area to walk, eat and drink. Shopping includes many eclectic shops with unique Austin items.

Thank Anthromom439
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We really enjoyed South Congress. It was nice for the adults and kids. SOCO has Food trucks, great restaurants (Guero's Taco Bar), and live music. Fun!

1  Thank LaToya J
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

A trendy area with shops & restaurants. A nice area to stroll up and down -- if it's not too hot outside! I like old/retro signs & there were a number of them there -- if you like signs, be sure to check out my...More

Thank Jim A
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9 November 2016|
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Response from mikesbike123 | Reviewed this property |
Walking distance around 2 miles roughly. Not many buses better off getting a cab, or walk
Ejf A
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