Five Outstanding Things to Do in the Domain District in Austin

The Domain District, located in the northwest area of Austin, Texas is an upscale area where you can find offices, shops, and restaurants. You’ll find no shortage of things to do here and might not know where to start because it can be a bit overwhelming if you’ve never been there. Here are five of the most outstanding things to do while you’re visiting Austin’s Domain District.

Five Outstanding Things to Do in the Domain District in Austin


TopGolf offers a unique experience that combines golf and a sports bar into a great your hangout spot. There are over 100 climate-controlled hitting bays, a full-service restaurant and bars, and a rooftop terrace with a fire pit. There are three stories of driving ranges with state-of-the-art tracking equipment. People of all ages can have fun participating in different types of points-based golf games.

Even if golf isn’t your thing, that doesn’t mean you can’t hang out. You can still enjoy delicious things from the extensive food and beverage menu while the kids (little and big alike) practice their swings.

Become a Chef for a Day

If you’re a fan of the Food Network and think you’d do pretty well in a cooking challenge, now’s your chance. You can become a chef with a one-on-one cooking experience at Second Bar + Kitchen. You get to work directly with Chef David Bull and his staff, providing you with an experience unlike any other. The entire experience is hands-on, and you’ll get to prepare, cook, and taste as if you were one of the team.  

Visit Culinary Dropout

If you’d rather just eat without having to cook the food yourself, there’s plenty of places to do just that in the Domain District.

One place you should definitely check out is Culinary Dropout. Here, you’ll find appetizers like pork belly nachos and soft pretzels with provolone fondue and entrees like 36-hour pork ribs, beer battered fish and chips, and fried chicken with a honey drizzle. There’s also a menu filled with creative house-made cocktails. You can relax with friends on the patio and play one of the many yard games while you enjoy your food and drinks.

Get Pampered at Viva Day Spa

If you’re looking to relax, look no further than the Viva Day Spa. Named “Best Spa in Austin” by The Austin Chronicle and Austin Monthly Magazine, the Viva Day Spa offers a wide array of different incredible treatments for men and women. You can have a massage, get a facial, or have a mani-pedi. You can even treat yourself to one of their many award-winning spa packages, such as the Fall for Viva, which helps you to “ease into autumn,” the Delicious Duet Couples Spa Package, and the Viva Day Spa Package, called Austin’s Best Spa Package.

Getting pampered at this spa is the perfect way to unwind and relax, giving you a chance to spend an hour, or several, to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Go Shopping

Of course, you can’t visit the Domain District without going shopping. There are numerous upscale and mainstream shops for you to choose from. You’ll even find stores here that you won’t find anywhere else. You can spend the entire day checking out stores like Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Sephora, Planet Blue, and Madewell. 

You’ll also find more mainstream shops like Bath and Body Works, Macy’s, H&M, and more. No matter what type of shopping you’re looking to do, you’re sure to find plenty of stores to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Shopping in the Domain District is a truly one-of-a-kind experience that you’re sure to enjoy.

When visiting Austin, you have to check out the Domain District. With 100 stores and restaurants, there’s plenty to see and do here. No matter if you’re looking for a unique shopping experience, exceptional dining, or a way to relax, you’re sure to find something you love that will make your trip to Austin unforgettable.

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