Girlfriend Getaways: Don't Ask Decades Itinerary
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. Power naps. Live music and living in the moment. Archer 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 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.
Red-curtained patios, seasonal French comfort food and bustling staff with wine openers in hand. French, continentally inspired and global flavors plus an expertly curated list of wine and creative cocktails will have you absentmindedly reaching for your passport.
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.
Just as you’ve developed and expanded your horizons, so has your appreciation for atypical cuisines. Sway’s Thai inspiration brings beautiful, minimalistic menus with a twist to a communal-style atmosphere. The po-pea jay — aka vegetable spring roll with avocado — is a delicious starter, along with a specialty cocktail or two.
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.
There’s always time for tantalizing pop on a stick. Steel City Pops offers pops with fruity flavors, creamy tastes and cookie-inspired yumminess. Do you like the floral, citrusy, honey-like flavors of Elderflower? The Far East spices in Chai Latte? Or the classic-and-oh-so-amazing Coffee Brownie? These pops do not disappoint.
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.
Beautiful, eco-friendly clothing, jewelry, accessories and home goods handmade by women lifting themselves out of poverty in such developing nations as Pakistan, India, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Kenya and Peru.
Kelly’s signature printed suede and leather bags are known for their texture and color, timelessness and femininity. This homegrown designer was named “Austin’s Rising Fashion Star” during the 2014 Austin Fashion Week.
Channel your lady Hepburns. This way-of-life purveyor delivers a variety of classic prep clothing, such as outerwear, shirts, shorts and dresses. Beautiful, timeless and ready for the elements, sun, ship or shore.
Happy Hour and 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.
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.
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.
Historic Clarksville cottage with eclectic, new American fine dining and locally sourced ingredients. Inside, enjoy coffee or cocktails at a small marble bar or dine at cozy tables. Outside, lounge in shady patio nooks or on the grassy front lawn. Breakfast, lunch, brunch, happy hour, dinner and Monday-night steak frites.
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.