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SoCo District

1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-445-6308
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Shopping

Didn't think it was worth the visit. Not many shops and not as unique as stated in some general... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
crawdaddy52
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Schererville, Indiana
Varied and local

This stretch of Congress Street over the bridge has a slightly Bohemian local feel about it with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AllanJGJ
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“south congress” (80 reviews)
“people watching” (64 reviews)
“funky shops” (24 reviews)
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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+1 512-445-6308
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"south congress"
in 80 reviews
"people watching"
in 64 reviews
"funky shops"
in 24 reviews
"costume shop"
in 14 reviews
"vintage clothing"
in 12 reviews
"uncommon objects"
in 19 reviews
"great shopping"
in 19 reviews
"fun area"
in 12 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 13 reviews
"candy store"
in 13 reviews
"window shopping"
in 10 reviews
"cowboy boots"
in 21 reviews
"amy's ice cream"
in 16 reviews
"magnolia cafe"
in 9 reviews
"continental club"
in 23 reviews
"keep austin weird"
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"jo's coffee"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Didn't think it was worth the visit. Not many shops and not as unique as stated in some general reviews.

Thank crawdaddy52
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This stretch of Congress Street over the bridge has a slightly Bohemian local feel about it with a number of interesting eateries (including food trucks and the famous Joe's Coffee) and shops. Lot of relaxed locals. If you're downtown it's an easy stroll across the...More

Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Try the Continental Cafe for music every night- stand up venue that's cash only. Good for people watching too

Thank mythreechicas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great stuff going on all over the place. Street acts, vendors, etc. Lots of choices for food and lots of one-of-a-kind shops. Real Austin feel.

Thank nmbiela
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at the nearby hotel we experienced the SoCo district. Very interesting! Lots of food trucks and restaurants to choose from. Also various shops some were rather unique. Parking is a little different with back in diagonal parking. South Congress Ave is an easy way...More

Thank John A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There’s a bit of goodness for everyone. Food trucks galore with lots of yummy food! Family friendly and dog friendly too. It can get crowed and quite busy. With a little patience it can be just what you needed to finish a day out in...More

Thank laury2001
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This is the place that I take everyone that visits me here in Austin! I truly love this place because of the unique stores and the photo ops that you can have here on this street... There is no place like it and it is...More

1  Thank Jeffrey J
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

this has such a cool vibe. Only a small area along one road, but plenty of restaurants and shops-dont miss Allens boot shop- and easy to walk around. So much more authentic and pleasant than the larger San Francisco.

Thank tomnNW4
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Need a costume? This is the avenue. Need to get some oddball toys or stretch the legs while waiting for the Continental to open? Here you go. Need Uncommon Objects? Sorry, they moved. Anyway - this is still The Place to wander and watch and...More

Thank musictraveler40
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This popular neighborhood is located on South Congress Avenue running from Ann W Richards CA Bridge to the Ben White Boulevard. It began life as a quiet country road in the 1850's and is now well known as a popular shopping district famous for its...More

1  Thank charles s
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M0udgalya
9 November 2016|
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Response from mikesbike123 | Reviewed this property |
Walking distance around 2 miles roughly. Not many buses better off getting a cab, or walk
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Ejf A
19 December 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
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