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SoCo District

South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX
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Ranked #24 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you like great shopping, excellent food and a taste of Old Austin, SoCo District is a must, not just for visitors but for all Austinites! A collection of stores that will keep you busy all day long just looking at a unique range of antique stores and modern shops. Hungry? A large number of ethnic cafes and food trailers... More

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Co.Durham
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A relaxing, quirky and eclectic mix of businesses here, we came in the morning and evening (breakfast and a tattoo!) and enjoyed the Magnolia Cafe (be prepared to queue) and Amy's Ice Cream. NOT within walking distance of Austin city, but lots of parking or about $5 in a taxi. Everything is open til late and taxis are easily available... More

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Boerne, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Truly funky. This area is what gives meaning to the slogan "Keep Austin Weird". Shopping and eating knows no limits. Parking is difficult at best - prepare to park a few blocks away and walk. Lots of good restaurants and food trucks along with shops of every kind. A must-see when visiting Austin.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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118 reviews 118 reviews
43 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We parked for free in front of the Austin Hotel. My husband and I spent an afternoon walking through this neighborhood. Stopped in at some cool shops. You must stop in at Allens Boots. You'll be amazed at the thousands of pairs of cowboy boots they have in all imaginable styles. The had some really nice leather belts made in... More

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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119 reviews 119 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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
24 helpful votes 24 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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