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“unique shops”(43 reviews)
“boot store”(18 reviews)
Street lined with lots of great restaurants.
South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-441-2444
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You have to walk and visit each store since the area has its 'personality', Austin has a very unique vibe and you will enjoy here in SoCo.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fun stroll with trailer food, neat stores and many Austin icons. The Monkey See toy store is silly and slightly naughty, there's also a candy store, Allens boots, and the I Love You this much mural. Not to be missed if you travel to Austin.

Thank LJMK1
Reviewed 6 days ago

SoCo as the locals call it, is a great place to wander. Fab shops, and my favourite Café is Magnolia Café. Hop Doddy is there too and have super burgers. If you want Cowboy Boots - SoCo is the place to go - I think...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a weekend in Austin and walking the SoCo area was a recommendation of a friend. We enjoyed the funky shops, street performers and vibe of the area. We hope to return to take in an evening concert when we're there without our kids...More

Thank tpark44
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by SoCo on Columbus day, and the streets were bustling with tourists and locals alike. There were plenty of cute little funky shops, coffee shops, and Instagram worthy picture spots. Definitely, plan on a few hours to be able to walk the whole...More

1  Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

So Co is always on our list of things to do when we go to Austin. Trendy spot with great food, cool bars and funky shops.

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 1 week ago

To have a chance to get a taste of the "real Austin", the visitors center recommended that I visit SOCO, South Congress Ave. So we took off for that area, and thoroughly enjoyed spending some time here. Make sure you take your pic in from...More

1  Thank JCitytraveler701
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met up with a friend to have lunch at hopdoddy. We browsed the area after lunch and there was really nothing to see. Most of the shops were nothing to write home about and for the 15 dollars we paid to park the car...More

Thank furrypaw22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Known as SoCo to the locals, this is a vibrant area. Watch out for the dozens of hired motorised scooters flying around with incompetent riders! Stop for coffee and people watch.

Thank jandlUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From quirky shops to modern restaurants and businesses, there's much to do on South Congress Avenue. There are motorized bikes, buses, tours and all sorts of fun things to do to keep you busy. There's not much to do for kids, but older teens and...More

1  Thank Phyllis C
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Raphael G
May 28, 2018|
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Response from khwight | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most definitely the shops are open pretty much year-round except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
October 10, 2017|
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Response from Terri S | Reviewed this property |
There are several on or just off of S. Congress, mostly boutique hotels. The exception is the South Congress Hotel, a full-service hotel right in the middle of the S.Congress activity. Boutique hotels include the Austin... More
January 10, 2017|
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Response from cath-adventurer | Reviewed this property |
Every Wed-Sunday there is free live music at Guero's on S Congress. Every Sunday there is free music at Jo's Coffee shop, just down the street from Gueros. At various times of the year, you can find free music at auditorium... More