Just north of downtown in North Austin you’ll find a bevy of multicultural restaurants, kid-friendly activities, natural hiking trails and high-end shopping. Don't miss activities like Topgolf Austin and iFly Indoor Skydiving, shopping destinations like the Arboretum and the Domain or unique dining at Ramen Tatsu-Ya, the NXNW brewery and restaurant and more.

Domain NORTHSIDE plaza at night with lights in north austin texas
Domain NORTHSIDE. Credit Kenny Braun.

For a nearly perfect day, might we suggest spending some time in Domain NORTHSIDE? Start with 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.

People playing games at Pinballz Arcade in austin texas
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This spot is heaven for old-school gamers, with over 150 pinball machines and video games.

One of Austin’s first breweries, you’ll find beer made on-site and hearty American dishes.

Culinary Dropout at the domain rock rose in austin texas
Culinary Dropout. Credit Jane Ko.

Culinary Dropout
Take a seat at this gastropub with a rebellious attitude, serving fried chicken and whiskey with a side of live music.

Hat Creek Burger Company
Take the kiddos and the pups to this indoor/outdoor spot features all natural juicy burgers, milkshakes for the kids, craft beer for the 'rents, picnic tables and a playground.

Wine Down Wednesday at The Arboretum
The Arboretum. Credit Kasey Spain.

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.

Ramen Tatsu-Ya
One of America’s best ramen spots, slurp up traditional noodle dishes in an intimate environment.

iFly Indoor Skydiving in north austin texas
iFly Indoor Skydiving. Credit Jane Ko.

iFly Indoor Skydiving
This spot will blow your hair back with its high-flying antics.

New Fortune Chinese
Discover delightful dim sum every day of the week in this Chinese restaurant that also specializes in seafood.

table with food at Garbos lobster Restaurant in north austin texas
Garbo's Restaurant. Credit Jane Ko.

Indulge in Maine lobster rolls and champagne in adorable coastal-inspired surrounds.

St. Edwards Park
This semi-hidden series of trails is part of Austin’s extensive greenbelt. Expect trails, swimming holes and lots of pups.

Topgolf Bays at Night
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Topgolf: It’s fun for the whole family, whether you’re a first-time putter or a pro.

Dart Bowl
Play a game at this fun bowling alley with character and darn good enchiladas.

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