We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

SoCo District

South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX
Improve this listing
Ranked #23 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.
Write a Review

294 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    144
    120
    21
    6
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Austin
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ciudad Queretaro, Queretaro de Arteaga, Mexico
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
McQueeney, Texas
Top Contributor
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. :-)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tyler, Texas
Reviewer
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nederland, Texas
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durban, South Africa
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

A great neighborhood to wander. Lots of quirky shops and eateries. Some shops were closed because of July 4th weekend...but enough were open to make the walk meaningful.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed SoCo District also viewed

 

Been to SoCo District? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage SoCo District, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing