The Arboretum, otherwise known as The Arboretum at Great Hills, is an upscale shopping center located in Northwest Austin, Texas. The center is full of boutiques, galleries and restaurants, all in a peaceful park-like setting with fountains, picnic areas and the famous marble cows.
The mall is home to around 40 stores with national retailers that attract customers from miles around. The landscaping and open-air setting makes it an especially pleasant shopping experience, with the tranquility giving shoppers the chance to relax and take their time rather than rush from store to store without taking in the surroundings. The soothing water features and green areas make it all the more enjoyable, and the marble cow sculptures have become famous across the whole of Austin and beyond.
In terms of store selection, the mall has an impressive range with a lot of up-market favorites gracing the list. Stores include Pottery Barn, Barnes & Noble, Gap, Bath & Body Works, Soma Intimates, Jos. A. Bank, C. Kirk Root Designs, Chico's, Nine West and Coldwater Creek, to name but a few. With stores covering every necessity visitors are sure to leave having completed their shopping list.
The food options available are also very impressive, with a great selection of both sit-down restaurants and fast food outlets. Options include Drunk Fish, Thundercloud Subs, The Cheesecake Factory, Kenobi Sushi and T.G.I. Fridays, offering something for all budgets, tastes and time scales.
There are a number of service outlets as well including a day spa and even a hotel. Salon 505 offers hair styling as well as a number of facial and massage treatments, offering a great way to relax after all that shopping. Then there's the Renaissance Hotel, a great hotel with a fantastic location, the perfect base from which to explore the shopping area and beyond.
Another of its great services is the Kidgits kids club, run throughout all the malls in the chain. It offers members the chance to attend exclusive events and activities programs, and gives both children and parents discounts and deals that can't be found anywhere else.
The mall is also home to numerous sales and events throughout the year, and even offers gift cards as the perfect present when you're stuck for what to buy. It's open daily from 10am until 9pm Monday to Saturday and from noon until 6pm on Sundays. Make sure to check back for any events and promotions happening, as there's bound to be something going on whenever you visit.
The Arboretum is a great shopping center in the perfect location. Set in exceptional surroundings it offers more than the usual shopping mall, and brings a whole new atmosphere to the world of shopping. It's ideally located in the heart of Austin and being easily accessible, coupled with offering a great selection of stores, makes it popular in Austin and beyond.