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SoCo District

Address: South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX
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Ranked #19 of 142 Attractions in Austin
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Owner description: Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.

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Phoenix, Arizona
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you go on a Saturday, you better get there early because parking is a little crazy in these parts. Here you will find unique shops, open air markets (Saturdays) all nestled in a very cute part of town.Very hip place to be!! Be sure to get off of Congress to check out some of the other great gems in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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333 reviews 333 reviews
91 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was a great area to walk around on Sunday morning of our trip to Austin. There are tons of cool and funky shops!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

What better way to stroll to the capitol than to start at the end of South Congress and work your way down. We loved the unique shops and had a great variety of restaurants and tastes to choose from. Great window shopping!

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Dallas, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
68 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Was looking for a place to check out and the kind and good-looking staff at Patagonia around 6th Street pointed me there. "It's a blast!" he said. So we walked for 25 minutes from 6th street, past the Congress Bridge, straight down onto SoCo. Many cool-looking, hipsters young people were riding their bikes/tricycles with passengers. A cool prelude for what's... More

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Cumming, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We arrived around 10 am and walked the upper (i.e. funky) shops. I definitely see where the "keep Austin weird" comes from! Lots of shops with a "consignment" feel and others with new stuff that maybe just felt old. Stuff here is generally not of the garden variety (think plastic dinosaurs made into planters with succulents--weird, but cool!). There is... More

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Tampa, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've been going for many years. It's our Mecca. We fly into Bergstrom. Take the bus to Riverside and Congress.Call Enterprise RAC and we never have to leave the SoCo District our whole visit. During the day it's busy with tourists all having a ball and at night (when all the tourist are resting up for the next day) the... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great shopping, bars, and restaurants. Spend a day or night strolling the street. After that walk up to the congress bridge to check out the bats

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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