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Beyond Shopping: Our 5 Favorite Things to Do at The Domain NORTHSIDE

If shopping isn't your thing ...

… we’ve got you covered. While The Domain and the new Domain NORTHSIDE with their combined 80+ boutiques and brand stores are undoubtedly hallowed ground for Austin’s best shopping, sometimes a new outfit just isn’t enough. Here are five fabulously fun alternatives to retail therapy that will leave you feeling better than a new pair of shoes ever has.


Golf meets your favorite local hangout in the nation’s premier golf entertainment complex. Kids to want-to-be professionals can have fun playing one of the several addictive point-based golf games. If swinging a club isn’t your thing, stay strokes above par lounging in the heated/cooled “bays” perfect for enjoying the extensive food and beverage menu while the kids (big and small) work on their game. No need to drive, Archer offers a complimentary shuttle from the hotel.



Fitness and fat-burning fun steps from Archer’s front door. SoulCycle is indoor cycling reinvented. Dim lights, epic spaces, and rocking music combine to create an environment where you can clear your head and get a body sculpting workout. Pro-tip: While you can just walk-in, it’s preferred if you book your spot online, class space can be limited.

SoulCycle in Domain NORTHSIDE

Culinary Dropout

Leave your report cards and school books at home, this ain’t your mother’s restaurant. Inked-up chefs and skinny jeaned mixologists pump out creative cocktails and dishes with amped up attitude. Don’t let the high-volume atmosphere deter you, Culinary Dropout is the perfect place to chill out, sip a craft cocktail and socialize with friends. It also features one of the premier patios in Austin, complete with a bevy of yard games to bet your next drink on.

Photo courtesy of Culinary Dropout

Viva Day Spa

Pamper away the day at Archer’s neighbor, and Austin’s favorite –Viva Day Spa. Enjoy massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and award-winning spa packages in its warm and welcoming new Domain NORTHSIDE digs. We love the local all-female owner trio. Your mind, body and spirit are sure to agree.

Viva Day Spa

Chef for a Day

Food Network fans look no further. Become a chef for a day with a customized one-on-one experience with Austin’s favorite Chef David Bull at Second Bar + Kitchen at Domain NORTHSIDE. This one-of-a-kind experience offers guests an intimate hands-on journey behind the scenes of one of America’s most highly regarded kitchens. Work directly with Chef Bull and his team preparing, cooking and tasting in the heat of the battle.

Chef for a Day

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