This month, we’re spotlighting the Arboretum neighborhood of Austin, Texas. This week, we’ll be exploring a sampling of the great dining, entertainment, and shopping available in this neighborhood on the Northside of Austin.
If you like to shop, The Arboretum Mall is conveniently nestled in the middle of this area. It has over 40 shops and restaurants to fulfill your every little desire.
Barnes and Noble, the national bookseller, has a very large location in the Arboretum. There's also a Starbucks in the store, so you can sip while you peruse the vast selection of books and magazines.
If you're looking for unique clothing and accessories, Francesca's Collection, has you covered. From one-of-a-kind dresses and blouses, to jewelry you won't find anywhere else, Francesca's Collection is a boutique-shopping experience without the boutique price tag.
If all this shopping has got you in need of some relaxation, Aziz Salon and Day Spa can give you a complete makeover, from a massage, to a haircut, to a facial. Walk out feeling like a brand new person!
Hungry after your rejuvenating afternoon of beauty? You're in luck, because the Arboretum is home to a ton of restaurants.
The Cheesecake Factory serves delicious home-cooked style favorites in large enough portions to share or take home for tomorrow's lunch and also recently added a lower-calorie portion of their menu if you want to keep your New Year's Resolution or at least save room for their famous Cheesecake.
If a more casual dining experience is your goal, Five Guys Burgers and Fries serves scrumptious, fresh burgers and fries that smoke the fast food competition.
Why not cap off your tasty meal with a trip to Amy's Ice Creams, the Austin stalwart that lets you pick your favorite candies or fruits and have them mixed into one of their house made ice cream varieties by exuberant youths in funny hats. With 350 different flavors rotated through their stores, every visit is a chance to give your tastebuds a vacation to an exotic locale.
For entertainment, Regal Arbor Cinema is a great place to catch the latest indie flicks, usually without much of a crowd. Friendly Employees and clean theaters are extra bonuses you’ll enjoy at the Arbor.