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SoCo District

Address: South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX
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Ranked #24 of 400 things to do in Austin
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Owner description: Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.

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Austin, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a fun place to go when you're a tourist. This used to be where locals went before Austin became such a huge destination. There are great restaurants! Go on First Thursday if you really want a crowd. Enjoy!

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Lockport, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Crowded but fun, plenty of street performers, great antique store and arts and crafts. In the area: great fried chicken (we found it after we had enjoyed some fresh fruit drinks, so we were too full).

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Quinlan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this is where we go and stay when we go to Austin, lots of stuff to do and see and great eating places. The best

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great food, zany street folk, eclectic, artsy, and glam boutiques... Local wares are found at Parts and Labour, Yard Dog Gallery, street vendors, and more... What can't you find here? Totally crowded on weekends. You'll have a little less congestion and might find parking if you go on a weekday or in the rain. Fun destinations all along the street.

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Wellington, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Easy and entertaining walking district with lots of food choices. Shopping and music are also interesting.

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Tampa, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
48 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

There are some fun/good restaurants on south congress street. There are also some interesting stores that sell unique items, but they close fairly early (7 or 8PM). Be aware that you may have to back into an angled parking spot on this busy street if you chose to park on the street itself and not elsewhere (we never have seen... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

South Congress is a wonderful area of Austin. Filled with unique shopping and dinning options, park your car and talk a walk on the wild side of Austin. Don't miss Home Slice, Monkey See, Monkey Do and Lucy in Disguise, just to mention of few of the SoCo stops.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's trendy and overpriced and pretentious but I don't care. I just love it! I love exploring the craft booths and the food trucks and the funky shops. I love window shopping and people watching. I always find unique little trinkets and delicious food and drinks. I never leave disappointed just maybe with a lighter wallet. I'm sure if I... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I took a leisurely walk from 3rd street over the bridge and into SoCo one afternoon while hubby was working. Enjoyed browsing thru all the little shops and wish we had the time to come back and visit some of the eateries. Next time!

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Austin, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Weekend of 12/16/14 found us once again wandering SoCo. While there we hit the Stag Men's Shop, Home Slice, Hop Doddy's and Jo's Coffee. Other times we have been from Hudson's Sausage or Magnolia all the way back down to Jo's. If you can try to get out here when the informal Hot Rod Show is here in SoCo in... More 

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