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SoCo District

South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX
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Ranked #24 of 178 attractions in Austin
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.
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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Life just doesn't get any sweeter than grabbing a cup of Iced Turbo at Joe's and strolling the Soco district....it is either all uphill or all downhill..depending, so wear appropriate shoes. But cute. This area is trendy and Fabulous, with a capital 'f', so no ugly shoes...! However, your eyes will be treated to some world class people-watching, some credit... More

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Piqua
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Well, according to the gentleman from Bloomington, I must be a "libtard" ....whatever that is...because I love the South Congress area. The vibrancy of the business community, the restaurants, the shops, the food trucks and the throngs of people prove that the idea that we should all stay home watching Fox News while dreaming up conspiracy theories is not for... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,202 reviews 1,202 reviews
584 attraction reviews
616 helpful votes 616 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This area is very cool and young. There you can find very original shops, coffee shops, food trucks and restaurants. It's a nice area to take a walk on a Sunday morning or to have dinner. It deserves at least a short visit.

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289 reviews 289 reviews
76 attraction reviews
707 helpful votes 707 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Going for Food: more for value, inexpensive, around the world food available with food carts. Those food carts in SoCo open for a longer, more predictable hours compared to those food carts around 6th street. Food carts in parking lots, some attached to small stage with music, beer garden and specialty, old, small restaurants also available. On the other hand,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I read a review by someone with the username 'takerm' from Illinois. The following is an excerpt from his comments - 'If you're a left-wing libtard driving into town in a Prius covered with Obama and pro-abortion decals, this is your place. This area is for the portion of the young generation of democrats who want to smoke dope all... More

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Minneapolis
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270 reviews 270 reviews
80 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I liked it by my wife didn't appreciate it as well. Lots of food trucks and some good shopping make this a happening area.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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372 reviews 372 reviews
129 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Quite a fun somewhat Bohemian strip along South Congress with specialty shops, antique shops, artistic places, bric-a-brac shops, bookshops, restaurants, motels, a really nice extensive costume shop, many food trucks, and of course the famous love wall for photo opportunities (see photo!). Five minut drive from downtown. Visiting on a cold winter Saturday, parking was easy on the street. Even... More

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Round Rock, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

fun boutiques, interesting food (both sit down and trailers), art and places to sit and watch the sites. Super for a nice weather afternoon and out of town guests. THIS IS WHERE THE I LOVE YOU WALL IS!!! superior photo op.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Not so long ago, this place was great. Easy parking & a great place to stroll. Interesting restaurants; shops with fair prices; great food trucks; street vendors & performers. Not so much of any of the previous is true now. The place has been over-developed & Disney-fied. Parking is ridiculously scarce now, & restaurant & retail prices have skyrocketed. (I'm... More

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San Clemente, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Great place for walking around. Upscale boot stores and eclectic retail shops as well as iconic Austin food trucks. I enjoyed shopping @ Creatures Boutique and picked up a necklace by a local Austin designer & bee keeper, Anna Gieselman and her "Bee Amour" collection. Her designs incorporate honey combs and semi precious stones the color of honey. Employee was... More

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