Girlfriend Getaways: “Don’t Ask” Decades Itinerary
Updated April 2021
Gather your girlfriends — the ones who’ve shared in and inspired your best life story, and perhaps some of the debauchery, as well. Archer Hotel Austin’s Girlfriend Getaways bring you together for happy days and happy hours, to live it up and laugh it up.
There’s a time when age becomes a presence, not a number. A time of wearing your true self like a birthright. Of realizing that within you lives every curious, confident, fiery, gorgeous version of you that you’ve ever been. Along with your dearest friends, they’re here to toast every delicious moment.
Historic, cultural and scenic sites. Power walks and power naps. Live music and living in the moment. Archer Hotel Austin makes it easy.
Choose your adventure, ladies.
We’ve done some of the legwork for you, putting it all within easy reach of Archer Hotel Austin.
Serving an eclectic menu of locally sourced ingredients, this charming cottage welcomes you to sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious breakfast from a select menu. A blueberry lavender buckwheat scone, avocado toast, lemon ricotta pancakes, huevos rancheros, house-made chicken sausage — no matter which you choose, your most memorable Austin breakfast experience is waiting for you.
An award-winning wine list pairs well with beautiful seafood (Miso Roasted King Crab? But of course), perfectly seared steaks and chops, a Symphony Kabob table-side presentation, Spaghetti Squash Primavera and other tempting tastes. A Dessert Trio adds final flourish to a wonderful dining experience.
Serving Southeastern Asian street cuisine, a diverse sushi selection and an elegant yet playful cocktail and sake program, Joi invites guests to enjoy the customary Asian approach of shared dishes. The brunch and dinner menus have vegetarian and gluten-free options. To sip: The Boozy Bubble Tea (yum).
Delicious, seasonal ingredients with local artisan products for a true farm-to-table experience right in Archer Austin. Small plates, salads, pizzas, entrees, desserts and finely crafted cocktails. We love the roasted beet and arugula salad with candied pecans, brie, pickled shallots and cranberry vinaigrette.
With fresh oysters shipped in daily, craft cocktails and eco-friendly tapped wine (plus an incredible wine list), Plank beckons guests to enjoy some downtime in a bright, comfortable atmosphere with a coastal vibe — or out on the four-seasons patio. Share a Seafood Tower and Sea Foam Margarita, knowing that Plank is part of the Conscious Earth program.
For a sweet treat or cool-down, try made-from-scratch ice cream in your choice of three daily flavors served with pecan shortbread cookies. Our favorite? Pistachio ice cream, hands down.
If only the best will do, treat yourselves right with a day of pampering at this award-winning day spa. Check out the Viva Diva spa package for 6.5 hours of sublime relaxation and rejuvenation.
Details matter at Vince — and it shows in its elegant collection of ready-to-wear women’s and men’s clothing, shoes and accessories. A curated selection of home goods includes cable knit dog sweaters, luscious candles and baby cashmere beanies.
This conscious company uses ethically grown fabrics to create stylish and comfortable clothes that are well-made and beautiful. Start with its Staples collection for timeless appeal and accessorize as you desire.
Offering a relaxed interpretation of casual elegance throughout its home furnishings, home decor, accessories and outdoor living designs, the Tommy Bahama store is what you’d love your home to look like. The talented design staff can help make your dream a reality.
The Fragrance and Beauté boutique of the world-renowned French luxury house, Chanel focusing on skincare, makeup and Les Exclusifs de Chanel fragrances, as well as small leather goods and sunglasses.
Happy Hour + Beyond
Tex-Mex and Salvadoran food and amazing margaritas in a fun, funky cantina. Happy hour all day Monday – Wednesday and 11 AM – 7 PM Thursday and Friday. Live salsa every Saturday brings the crowd to its feet.
Whether in the comfortable dining room or on the open-air patio beside Quarry Lake, catching up with family and friends is a relaxing affair. Come for happy hour (and a grilled avocado appetizer), stay for the grilled fish tacos.
Every day 4 – 6 PM, and Sunday through Thursday the last hour before close, Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen serves a variety of globally inspired options from its happy hour menu. A selection of pizzas rounds out the inspired bar fare, all of which pair well with the happy hour drink menu. To try: the Crazy Beautiful — CH Vodka, elderflower, spiced pear and Voveti.
Truluck’s focuses (and succeeds) on creating special occasions and enduring memories. Monday through Friday 4:30 – 6:00 PM, the Stone Crab Lounge is the place for 25% off all spirits under $25 and wines by the glass. Enjoy the piano bar and get ready for Insta-worthy, fabulous food.
It’s said that the earth laughs in flowers, and this is a place where something blooms all year. This public botanical garden is dedicated to sustainability through research and education using native plants in healthy, beautiful landscapes. Founded by the former first lady, and located south of downtown Austin with sprawling views. Free tours and open daily.
The premier destination in Austin for diverse live performances, and the permanent home for the taping of the acclaimed KLRU-TV-produced PBS series, Austin City Limits — the longest-running music series in American television history. Comfortable seating, excellent acoustics. A must.
This 28-acre “jewel in the heart of Austin” features themed gardens, pathways, streams and Koi-filled ponds, plus shaded hideaways, sunny lawn areas and thousands of native and cultivated plants. Fun fact: The ponds in the first half of the Isamu Taniguchi Japanese Garden spell “Austin.”
Visit the Texas capitol and grounds on a self-guided tour and go at your own pace. Pick up free tour brochures at the Capitol’s north entry or Capitol Information and Guide Service 1S.2.
Sushi and small plates fresh from farm and sea in a Japanese farmhouse-chic space in central Austin. Award-winning executive chef Tyson Cole is renowned for his gift of marrying global ingredients and flavors with traditional Japanese flavors. The result? Unprecedented, delicious, multicultural combinations.