Just north of downtown you’ll find a bevy of multicultural restaurants, kid-friendly activities, natural hiking trails and high-end shopping. Discover what to do, see and eat in North Austin with our neighborhood guide.
The Arboretum. Credit Kasey Spain.
ARBORETUM: Enjoy a day of upmarket shopping at spots like Pottery Barn, Sephora and Ann Taylor, before some tapas at Baretto or a drink on the overlook at the Knotty Deck & Bar.
PINBALLZ: This spot is heaven for old-school gamers, with over 150 pinball machines and video games.
NEW FORTUNE CHINESE: Discover delightful dim sum every day of the week in this Chinese restaurant that also specializes in seafood.
NXNW: One of Austin’s first breweries, you’ll find beer made on-site and hearty American dishes.
Courtesy of Topgolf Austin.
TOPGOLF: It’s fun for the whole family, whether you’re a first-time putter or a pro.
CULINARY DROPOUT: Take a seat at this gastropub with a rebellious attitude, serving fried chicken and whiskey with a side of live music.
RAMEN TATSU-YA: One of America’s best ramen spots, slurp up traditional noodle dishes in an intimate environment.
ST. EDWARDS PARK: This semi-hidden series of trails is part of Austin’s extensive greenbelt. Expect trails, swimming holes and lots of pups.
GARBO’S: Indulge in Maine lobster rolls and champagne in adorable coastal-inspired surrounds.
DART BOWL: Play a game at this fun bowling alley with character and darn good enchiladas.
Thai Kun Exterior. Credit Mark Weatherford.
Destination: Domain NORTHSIDE
For a nearly perfect day, might we suggest spending some time in Domain NORTHSIDE? Start with a coffee at Apanas, a class at CorePower Yoga, lunch at Thai Kun, a little shopping at Golden Bones and Frye, dinner at Flower Child, and a boozy candy bag from Sugarfina. If you’re making a night of it, explore ROCK ROSE‘s hoppin’ nightlife with a pint at Jack & Ginger's, a rooftop beverage at 77 Degrees or a glass of wine at St. Genevieve. Then settle into a luxurious room at the Archer Hotel Austin or one of the other unique hotels in the area.