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SoCo District

South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX
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Ranked #23 of 183 Attractions in Austin
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.
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McKinney, Texas, United States
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119 reviews 119 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We started shopping in SoCo later in the afternoon on a Saturday. It was our first time, so we weren't sure exactly what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. Galleries and unique boutiques abound! There seemed to be something for everyone in our party. Some of us loved the antique hunting, others were impressed with the handmade wares at the... More

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Austin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

great food, great people-watching, great music, great Amy's Ice Cream, fun experience, walk and shop, quirky hotels, quirky shops - get some cowboy boots or rent an awesome costume, or dance a little under an oak tree canopy

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Ciudad Queretaro, Queretaro de Arteaga, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There are attractive stores and galleries for everyone, candy stores, antiques, art, food, desserts and hotels. I loved it

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McQueeney, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you love to shop, eat, and listen to music, this is the local for you. Its my go-to area when I hit Austin. :-)

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Tyler, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Walking, even driving, down South Congress is just awesome. If you love unordinary shops and things then this is a must for you!

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Nederland, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This area is within walking distance to the Capitol, the infamous 6 th Street, and Rainey Street. This is home to Home Slice Pizza, which serves a variety of piazzas a la New York Style. There are a variety of antique shops and vintage clothing shops in this area also. Those who are lucky to live in this area have... More

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Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Long strip to walk and peek into shops...Art, Boots, Stetsons, antiques, candy stores, souvenirs, bookshops....most of the sidewalk is in full sun, so plan accordingly in the scorching temperatures!

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Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
58 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

When traveling to different cities, we like to stop in at cool neighborhoods with interesting shops, restaurants and entertainment options. On that front, SoCo did not disappoint. We had lunch at Guero's and perused many of the independent clothing, art, gift and jewelry stores. Parking can be tricky, but is doable early or on side streets. It can also get... More

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The food trucks, restaurants and shopping was fun for an afternoon in Austin. We enjoyed ice cream and shopping at the antique stores.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

There is not a shop or restaurant on this street that I wouldn't visit again. The hubs and I LOVED this address and looking through all the great shops. Monkey See is a MUST, as well as Lucy's and The Big Top. We absolutely loved this strip!

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