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Austin's SoHo -- everyone loves it!

Nobody I've ever sent there didn't come back smiling. Lots of terrific restaurants. I mean... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert W
Walking visit

SoCo was very eclectic but not what we expected. The shops were funky and the restaurants were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rita B
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Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nobody I've ever sent there didn't come back smiling. Lots of terrific restaurants. I mean excellent. Best burgers in Austin to be had there. And unique store-windows, for Texas shopping.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once upon a time, SoCo was a quirky and interesting place to shop, eat, and people-watch. Now, it’s crowded—tons of tourists doing their best to “keep Austin weird” even though it has t really been weird for a long time. Speaking of a long time—...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

SoCo was very eclectic but not what we expected. The shops were funky and the restaurants were good but it would not be my first pick for a destination to walk about if I only had one day in Austin.

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lived in Austin for years I probably am not the best to write a review of South Congress. Austin was once a great small city. Now it caters to tourists blowing in for a weekend or a festival to take Instagram pics. South Congress...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

South Congress is the best street to walk in Austin! There are restaurants, pub, live music, street performers, food trucks, and shopping. Botticelli’s is one of the best Italian restaurants. Guerro’s is a fun TexMex place. If you want to skip a restaurant, there are...More

Thank DeAnna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To appreciate SoCo, park at one end of So. Congress and walk one side of the street then return on the other side. You will take in a mile of an eclectic collection of shops, restaurants and entertainment near downtown Austin. A great way to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a huge variety of restaurants, bars, and shops. It is so fun and extremely unique! Make sure to check out Perlas!

Thank melannstephenson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived in the SoCo area on a Saturday afternoon. This area was full of eateries/bars, shops, and food trucks. Lots of folks out and about. Greatly enjoyed visiting Guero's for lunch & music at The Oak Garden stage. The Continental Lounge provided some great music...More

Thank 811bethp
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

A great eclectic group of shops and restaurants. Cool clothes, great accessories, fantastic little shops.

Thank RobbbbR
Reviewed May 28, 2018

This is a vibrant area in South Austin characterised by individual, quirky shops and some great restaurants. There is also an abundance of great 50s style neon signs and artwork on the sides of buildings. The shops sell everything from vintage clothes, unusual items, encrusted...More

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November 8, 2016|
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Response from Gloria L | Reviewed this property |
Google UT buses to SoCo and you will see what is available. It will depend on if classes are in session. The buses will give you pick up spots and drop off places. The time to arrive can be anytime over 40 minutes to 50... More
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December 18, 2015|
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Response from Tracey F | Reviewed this property |
Parking is very hard to find. You may have to park down the street and walk. If you are staying downtown, take a cab (I believe Uber is being discontinued in Austin). Getting there early in the day is better for parking... More