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SoCo District

1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-445-6308
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Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“food trucks” (107 reviews)
“south congress” (79 reviews)
“people watching” (63 reviews)
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-445-6308
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Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

We decided to uber over from downtown after reading reviews about the parking. I would say that those reviews were pretty accurate. Parking looked sparse and difficult. Our driver dropped us at the top of the hill so we could meander downhill. We went into...More

Thank trooper912
Reviewed 11 July 2015

THE PARKING !!!!!!!!!! We have a disabled permit and that meant nothing-there are only six spots that we even saw in the entire core area for disabled parking -Since we didn't have any luck with the disabled spots we joined the battle for the regular...More

Thank stuart g
Reviewed 10 July 2015

I consider it POOR planning when you try to revitalize an area of town, get all those cool businesses to come and invent, and then provide NO PARKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It might be the coolest part of Austin, but WHO KNOWS! Only 30 people can visit at...More

1  Thank rfuchs0917
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed walking along SoCo and shopping in both expensive and inexpensive shops. Some thrift shops, some really nice boutiques. Cheap eats as well and fancy. Good destination.

Thank KeenTraveler47
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Lovely place! Great for shopping and dinning. Awesome restaurants and interesting little shops. You can find good food in all price ranges.

Thank Alejandra R
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Had fun in the SoCo District. Not what I was expecting but still fun. Was an eye opener to say the least. Good food and shopping.

Thank shazk71
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Every time I visit Austin, I try to stay at either the San Jose hotel or the Embassy Suites on South Congress so that I can be within walking distance of this location. My favourite times to walk is early in the morning and I...More

3  Thank ryue65
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Lively area with a wide variety of unique shops from art pieces to Mexican Day of the Dead merchandise to clothing and jewelry boutiques, many with reasonable prices. Restaurants range from pizza to Mexican to food trucks.

1  Thank CandyLAG
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We love to come to SoCo on the weekends. The eclectic food, people and shopping offer a break from the boring work week. There is something for everyone to enjoy!

1  Thank cdnusbaum
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Very original boutiques. Don't miss Allen Boots for that western experience. Between that shop and the other boutiques and antique shops, we stocked up on gifts, cards, boots and sportswear. A few cafes/restaurants that make for a nice stop.

Thank FlorenceK4
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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
Ejf A
18 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