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.

People shopping at Chicos at the Arboretum
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.

Topgolf Bays at Night
Courtesy of Topgolf Austin.

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

Holding turkey pastrami sandwich in front of sign

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

IFLY INDOOR SKYDIVING: This spot will blow your hair back with its high-flying antics.

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 on Rock Rose with sign
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.