Monday Walk: SoCo, Austin (Part 1)

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SoCo is a neighborhood located on South Congress Avenue of Austin, Texas. It is known shopping and cultural district famous for its many small retailers, local restaurants, and music/art venues:

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You can check out the food truck court here:

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and enjoyย some live music:

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Oh ya, people watching ๐Ÿ™‚

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The area is void of chain stores, and it’s full of locally owned shop bars and restaurants.ย For locals, this is where people are trying the most to “Keep Austin Weird.”

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Parking is aย huge pain!

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Try this forย an alternative:

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Some 19.7 million visitors go to Austin annually, according to the cityโ€™s convention and visitors bureau, drawn by the cityโ€™s music and foodie scenes, plus a packed calendar of events that celebrate the Austin spirit; the Keep Austin Weird Festival and 5K run, now in its 10th year, is a highlight of the late-June calendar. Across the Lady Bird lake, you are in Downtown.

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Submitting to Jo’s Monday Walk. Jo is taking us to Aira Force for a walk, beautiful views!

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“Keep Austin Weird” is the slogan adopted by the Austin Independent Business Alliance to promote small businesses in Austin, Texas.

In caseย you miss seeingย theย Downtown Austin:

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Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

61 thoughts on “Monday Walk: SoCo, Austin (Part 1)

  1. That was such a delightful Monday walk in the quaint So Co destrict,dear Amy!Wonderful photo series,with a nice vintage feeling and plenty of charm and local colour!Seemingly,they do respect the โ€œKeep Austin Weird ” Slogan.A nice Austin experience in your Monday walk,dear friend ๐Ÿ™‚ โค xxx

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  2. Wow!!! How lucky you are to have experienced this!! Every photo is fantastic, Amy! Every one! Yet, that first one I really did look at for a long time. I just LOVE the way the trees gracefully drape themselves over the sidewalk, giving such a romantic feel to it. Thank you for taking the time for posting so many photos. I KNOW that is a lot of work. I totally enjoyed this post. โค

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    • Me and 2 million people in Austin are lucky… There are always good and not so good parts of the city. You just take and enjoy the what the place/city offers. This post was fun to put it together. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. 19.7 million visitors annually is a lot of people. I suppose many of them go there for the food. Didn’t know food trucks were a big thing there. It’s not in Australia, but slowly catching on with burger trucks popular here ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • 19.7 million is crazy! Food is great, all other activities make the city a special place. It has over 50K college student just from the UT Austin, and the campus is huge. Very few young kids in Texas who doesn’t want to go UT Austin. ๐Ÿ™‚

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