We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

SoCo District

1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-445-6308
Review Highlights
A Do NOT Miss While in Austin

Just go and enjoy the all that SoCo has to offer!! it IS what made Austin, ...well AUSTIN! The food... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2015
Barbara W
Houston, United States
The Heart and Soul of Austin

Austin would not be Austin w/o South Congress Avenue. With all the changes in Austin, so far, this... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2015
Austin, Texas
Read all 722 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“food trucks” (105 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-445-6308
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (722)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

251 - 260 of 692 reviews

Reviewed 21 July 2015

Just go and enjoy the all that SoCo has to offer!! it IS what made Austin, ...well AUSTIN! The food trucks have so much to choose from and the vintage shops can hold my attention for hours!! Another dont miss is the boot shop and...More

2  Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Austin would not be Austin w/o South Congress Avenue. With all the changes in Austin, so far, this stretch of shops and eateries remains the same. There are many vintage shops along South Congress, including Uncommon Objects which is a big Antique Mall with great...More

3  Thank Paniola
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This is a fun shopping and restaurant area. I love the shops with the unusual and harder to find artsy items. So many great restaurants in the area. It's very crowded sometimes so parking can be a bear but overall this is a great area...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Great group of stores and restaurants in this area along South Congress Avenue - just south of downtown and the bridge. Great for a weekend stroll and to sit outside and listen to music and grab a bite at several great restaurants or find a...More

Thank Renee S
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Every time I visit Austin I have to go to SoCo. It has everything you want in a funky cool vibe. Great shops, great hangouts. Greatest part,....pet friendly

1  Thank Elsa G
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We always have to make a swing through so many eclectic shops and fun stops. Great food, shopping and people watching. We always end up at Chuy's just down the road.

Thank TxFunCouple
Reviewed 14 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
Nearby Restaurants
Home Slice Pizza
1,447 reviews
.17 km away
1,480 reviews
.21 km away
Torchy's Tacos
139 reviews
.29 km away
Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar
642 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
South Congress Avenue
1,186 reviews
.14 km away
I Love You So Much Mural
156 reviews
.38 km away
Big Top Candy Shop
71 reviews
.12 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
9 November 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from mikesbike123 | Reviewed this property |
Walking distance around 2 miles roughly. Not many buses better off getting a cab, or walk
Ejf A
19 December 2015|
Answer Show all 7 answers
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