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SoCo District

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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A little bit of everything

Public parking garage, which is probably the only place you will find a spot, is $10 for the first... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Modern and imaginative

Modern Austin, with varied restaurants, music and things to see. Beautiful view of downtown. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“people watching”(64 reviews)
“quirky shops”(21 reviews)
Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-445-6308
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Public parking garage, which is probably the only place you will find a spot, is $10 for the first two hours, $15 for 2-3 and up for more hours. We went on a Sunday and there was a nice open air craft fair with maybe...More

Thank Linda010659
Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern Austin, with varied restaurants, music and things to see. Beautiful view of downtown. A great place to spend the afternoon or evening.

Thank LJMK1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here with kids, and everyone enjoyed the trip. There were heaps of quirky shops & restaurants, some nice icecream spots and even a trendy place for a hair cut. The kids really enjoyed all the interesting things in the shops. This place completely...More

Thank Rhys G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of small retail shops and restaurants. It wouldn't be on my must see list; there are too many great attractions in Austin.

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

SoCo was cooler then I expected, and I am used to Portland, and SanFran. The Shops are unique, the food was great. You got to check out Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds. Keep working it Austin you are on to something.

Thank strider916
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve been coming to visit my mum in Austin since 2004 and the saddest thing to see is how the SoCo I loved is fast disappearing. On the left side going south where once Docs bar and some if the best shops were, the area...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Fun to walk around and find those hidden treasures. Loved to explore and find new places and experiences.

Thank motherpaintball
Reviewed September 12, 2018

A great place to go enjoy shops and food. There were some local markets and everything from ice cream and sushi to burgers and BBQ. A lot of fun!

Thank naomi h
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Wandered around the area solo, and it was great. Some of the shops close earlier than others, so check the hours. Funky spot in Austin!

Thank BBMT
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great place to wander in and out of the little shops. A lot of the restaurants smelled delicious from the outside. Good way to spend an afternoon.

Thank TravelLover985
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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