Crumbl Cookies

CRUMBL COOKIE1013 W. University Avenue
(435) 753-1683
crumblcookies.com

At Crumbl, warm milk chocolate chip and chilled sugar cookies are always on the menu, along with 120+ specialty flavors that rotate weekly! Visit us in-store at any location nationwide for an unique open-kitchen experience where you actually see your Crumbl crew mix, bake, and prepare fresh cookies. Don’t have time to visit the store? Don’t worry, they offer local delivery, curbside pick-up and nationwide shipping.

Nothing Bundt Cakes

nothing bundt cakes1003 W. University Avenue
737-808-7044
nothingbundtcakes.com

In 1997, long-time friends Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz joined forces and fulfilled their life long dream of becoming entrepreneurs. For six months, Tripp and Shwetz worked to perfect their Bundt Cake recipe with the result being the mouth-watering Nothing Bundt Cakes, crafted-by-hand in every bakery with the finest ingredients: real eggs, butter, and cream cheese.

 

Visit Austin: 15 Hill Country Towns Worth a Day Trip

boating on lake georgetown“Talk a walk through downtown Courthouse Square, where beautifully preserved Victorian-era buildings house shops and restaurants. Spend a day on the water at Lake Georgetown, a 1200-acre lake offering boating, skiing, fishing, hiking and a wildlife preserve. Explore caves dotted with stalactites and awe-inspiring rock formations at Inner Space Cavern.” See their complete list here: austintexas.org/austin-insider-blog/post/hill-country-towns-worth-a-visit

WoodSprings Suites Austin Georgetown

WoodSprings Suites Hotel in Georgetown904 Rockmoor Drive
512-688-4366
woodspring.com/extended-stay-hotels/locations/texas/georgetown/woodspring-suites-north-austin-georgetown

WoodSpring Suites North Austin Georgetown is an extended stay hotel. Guests including construction workers, traveling medical professionals, military personnel, corporate professionals, relocators, people traveling for professional training, and more can choose from three room types, all with queen-sized beds and sleeper-sofas in our deluxe suites, with both bathtubs and showers and in-room kitchens. All guests will appreciate weekly rates, monthly rates, and nightly rates as well as free parking, free basic wi-fi, fitness center, expanded vending machines, access to a guest laundry room, 24-hour lobby coffee service, and staff support. 100% Smoke-Free hotel with pet-friendly hotel rooms available.

The Baked Bear

the baked bear georgetown

109 E. 7th Street
thebakedbear.com

Original-recipe ice cream sits at the heart of each one of Rob and Shane’s sandwiches, which are held together by fresh-baked cookies and brownies. The Baked Bear has over a dozen original-recipe cookies and ice cream flavors, giving guests a chance to mix and match to find their favorite combination. Before they’re served, the sandwiches can be rolled through toppings ranging from Fruity Pebbles to Oreo crumble, giving them an Instagram-worthy touch.

5 Ways to Enjoy Hill Country Beauty in Georgetown

Take in a long breath of clean air, enjoy the feeling of peace you can only get when you can’t hear any sounds of traffic, and lose yourself on a scenic trail. We all need a little bit of the outdoors in our lives, and Georgetown is just the place to escape to nature. Located a short drive north of Austin, Georgetown is surrounded by the beauty of the Texas Hill Country, right down to its sloping hills, groves of oak and pecan trees, and immaculate river. Not sure where to get started? Check out these amazing experiences, then plan your next road trip to Georgetown.

garey-park-georgetown-texasGet Away from it All in Garey Park

Whether you’re looking to get lost for the day or for a scenic place to delight in a picnic, you’ll find plenty to like about Garey Park. Start by traversing the park’s seven miles of hiking trails that take you through grassy fields past prickly pear cactuses and wildflowers to the bank of the South San Gabriel River. One such pathway follows the river through a heavily wooded area that attracts an array of birds during the spring and fall migration seasons. Make sure to stop by the wildlife viewing blind, a refuge that affords a great opportunity to see some of animals that call the park home.

When you reach the river, dip your toes into the water to cool off or spend the afternoon fishing for bass and sunfish. There are two stocked ponds in the park that you can cast your line into as well. If you’re here with your best furry friend, let them run freely at the park’s 4.5-acre off-leash dog ranch. Covering 525 acres (making it larger than Austin’s Zilker Park), Garey Park is just the place to go when you want to feel like you’re miles away from it all. Yet the park is less than 10 miles away from Downtown Georgetown, making spending a day here as easy as can be.

picnic-san-gabriel-park-georgetown-texasRelax by the San Gabriel River

Roll out a blanket under the shade of a 200-year-old oak tree and dine al fresco as you watch the pristine water of the San Gabriel River trickle on by. Not only is this one of the best ways to relish an afternoon in San Gabriel Park, it’s a must while you’re in Georgetown. The park, placed where the north and south forks of the river converge, showcases some of the town’s finest scenery. Although you could spend the entire day lounging by the river, there’s more to do here.

Try your luck at hooking a fish from the riverbank or explore the 1.6-mile San Gabriel Park Loop, which connects to other pathways like the 5.5-mile Randy Morrow Trail that serve as a easily accessible route to Georgetown’s other top spots. Back in the San Gabriel Park, take on the nine-hole disc golf course set among inviting oaks before returning to your spot next to the river. After all that fun you’ve had in San Gabriel Park, you deserve a bit more rest and relaxation. Where better than in one of Texas’ most beautiful parks?

dog and wine glass in georgetownEnjoy a Day in Downtown Georgetown

Downtown areas aren’t typically known for their natural appeal, and for good reason. Yet Downtown Georgetown isn’t like other downtown areas, as it’s home to the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas. Full of breathtaking architecture, including the magnificent Williamson County Courthouse, the square is a bustling hub full of one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. Get a glass of wine from one of the square’s three wineries and find a spot on the lawn to take it all in. If your appetite has kicked in, get takeout from local eateries like Burger University or Roots and have a picnic, or simply stroll around the square with your wine in hand. With places like The Escape Fine Crafts & Gifts, the Georgetown Antique Mall, and Mikey V’s Hot Sauce Shop, you’ll also find some truly first-class window shopping as well.

camping at tejas park at lake georgetownSleep Under the Stars

Looking to get away from it all? Pitch a tent at Tejas Park, a secluded space settled near the bank of the North San Gabriel River. The park is home to only 12 primitive campsites, meaning you’ll feel as if you’ve put down roots for the night in the wilderness of the Texas Hill Country. Once the sun rises, stroll down the hiking trail that takes you to the river, where you can go for a splash or try your luck at hooking a fish. For a more intense adventure, pick up the trail that takes you to Lake Georgetown, a roughly three-mile journey through dense thickets of juniper trees. End the day back at your campsite, where you’ll feel like you’re all on your own.

berry springs park in georgetownDiscover One of Georgetown’s Hidden Gems

Groves of pecan trees. Fields of wildflowers. The crystal-clear waters of spring-fed pools. Located within five miles of Downtown Georgetown, it’s no wonder Berry Springs Park and Preserve is considered a hidden gem. This 300-acre getaway to nature is a fantastic destination for bird and wildlife watchers. Head to the bird viewing area to watch these friendly flyers flitting from one branch to another, then continue on the 2.5 miles of hiking and biking trails to see even more of the park’s colorful residents. The park is based around two springs that you can see on the Spring Deck, and you can even cast a line from the fishing platform. As you meander between oak and pecan trees and through grassy fields, stop by the historic compound to greet the park’s donkeys.

Want to stay longer? Reserve one of the sites in the primitive or improved camping areas. Wake up the next morning for another full day of adventure.

We could all use some time outdoors. Get away to the beauty of the Texas Hill Country on your next road trip to Georgetown. Plan your visit here.

Coreena’s Bridal

Coreena's bridal boutique806 S Rock Street
512-240-5373
Facebook.com/coreenasbridal

Coreena’s Bridal takes pride in offering the best experience around. Every inch of their beautiful shop was designed with the bride in mind. Be a princess for a day! Book your appointment to enjoy a fun and relaxing day with your loved ones. a unique selection of designer gowns to College Station. They carry selections from Sottero & Midgley, Hayley Paige, Kitty Chen, and Calla Blanche.

Fuego Latino Gastropub

fuego latino gastropub 708 S Austin Avenue
fuegolatinogastropub.com

Fuego Latino is a family owned restaurant and greatest dream of Chef Jorge Alcocer. Also known as Chef Mario Alcocer Former 25 year Executive Chef worked for one of the top hospitality organizations in the world. Chef Alcocer started his culinary career at the age of 18. Working for Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts where he moved through the ranks learning and absorbing as much as possible to concord the dream of becoming owner of his own Restaurant were he could be able to express his passion for food.

Full bar available.

Bella and Birdie

Bella and Birdie Interiors Georgetown817 S. Austin Avenue #100
(512) 688-5037
facebook.com/pg/bellandbirdie

Bella and Birdie, your one stop boutique for unique furniture, art, textiles, linens and gifts. In addition, they offer design consultations. An official dealer for Norwalk Furniture, made in America furniture line.

Scoops Ice Cream

Scoops Ice Cream703 S. Main Street
(512) 868-2659
facebook.com/scoopstx/

Scoops is located in All Things Kids toy store. Offering Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Scoops serves a selection of 42 flavors such as French Toast, Amaretto Cheesecake and Smores – changing seasonally and complimented by classic sodas, shakes and sundaes. The Sundaes are all about Georgetown, featuring desserts designed by locals and businesses including “Chet’s Daytripper”, “Sweet Lemon”, “The Blue Hole” and Mayor Ross’ “Best Sundae on Planet Earth” – and their very own Red Poppy Ice Cream! In addition to the ice cream and sodas there are over 400 different kinds of candy! Gummi bears, sour worms, taffy, gum balls, jelly beans, chocolate raisins, lollipops and lemon drops! Buy a scoop or add it to your ice cream – the combinations are endless.

Please contact about catering hours and options.

 

georgetown holiday snowflake

MERRY MOMENTS
IN GEORGETOWN

Plan to daytrip into holiday nights in Georgetown. ‘Tis the season to enjoy a whimsical weekend on the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas. Shop for that perfect present, pick-up a sugar plum sweet and then embrace all the festive feels as the lights twinkle on.

Atelier Thomas Anselement

Georgetown jeweler103 N. Austin Avenue, Suite 200
(512) 688-5204
thomasanselment.com

German Certified Master Goldsmith, Thomas Anselment’s original designs combine exquisitely handmade and cold forged fine jewelry with the use of exclusively fine materials. Designs combine 18k gold in all colors, fine gold, platinum, and/or silver with meticulously selected gem stones.

The DayTripper World Headquarters

Daytripper World Headquarters

211 W. 8th Street
(512) 240-4715

Visit Website

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Stop by The Daytripper World Headquarters in Downtown Georgetown to see their collection of Texas-made goods and exclusive Daytripper merchandise. Go say hi, grab a free beer from their in-store taps, say “Howdy” and have a great time. Because that’s the Texas way.

Wolf Ranch Shopping Center

wolf ranch shopping in georgetown1015 W. University Avenue
(512) 930-8008
wolfranchtowncenter.com/stores

Wolf Ranch Town Center offers a variety of stores ranging from home goods, electronics, and apparel. This open-air community center is home to over 80 retail stores and restaurants and scenic areas that reinforce the natural Central Texas elements. Please go to their website for the list of department stores.

Academy

academy sports and outdoors georgetown store1310 W University Avenue
(737) 245-5300
academy.com/shop/storelocator/texas/georgetown/store-0319

Academy carries a wide range of quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment, patio sets and barbecue grills, along with sports and recreation products, at everyday low prices. Also selling hunting and fishing licenses.

HteaO Georgetown

HteaO logo3020 Williams Dr
(512) 843-6094
facebook.com/hteaogeorgetown

Serving fresh brewed hourly, 22 flavors of the best 100% broadleaf iced tea, All tea brewed with double pass reverse osmosis water. Double pass reverse osmosis water available by the bottle, gallon & 5 gallon. Bagged ice available crushed and cubed. Your local YETI retailer merchandising the full line of YETI products.

Barking Armadillo Brewing

barking armadillo brewing logo

507 River Bend Drive
(512) 240-5137
barkingarmadillo.com

A Texan family owned operation committed to brewing quality beer using carefully selected ingredients to bring you fresh and tasty pours. They offer their staple brews as well as rotating guest taps, hand-selected wines, and non-alcoholic beverages. They usually have a food truck on site.

Rentsch Brewery

Rentsch Brewery Georgetown2500 NE Inner Loop
(512) 688-5046
facebook.com/rentschbrewery

Rentsch Brewery is Georgetown’s only craft brewery. Their selection of brews is a mix of both old and new world styles with something for everyone. If you’re in the neighborhood, swing by their taproom and beergarden to get a real taste of the beergarden life. For hours, live music and food truck offerings, check out their Facebook page.

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza

Papa Murphy's Georgetown3316 Williams Dr, #105
(512) 868-3200
order.papamurphys.com/menu/papa-murphys-williams-dr

Papa Murphy’s core purpose is to bring all families together through food people love with a goal to create fun, convenient and fulfilling family dinners. You select the type of fresh dough and your favorite toppings. They make your pizza by hand in a matter of minutes. Then you take it home, pop it in the oven, and serve it fresh to your family.

Domino’s Pizza

Domino's Pizza

Two locations:

104 Western Trail, #101
(512) 863-8888

1204 Railroad Ave, #102
(512) 688-5014

dominos.com

Domino’s Pizza offers customers a full menu to choose from, including four types of pizza crust (Hand Tossed, Handmade Pan, Thin Crust and Brooklyn Style), Domino’s American Legends®, BreadBowl Pasta, Oven Baked Sandwiches, Stuffed Cheesy Bread, Breadsticks, Chicken Wings, Boneless Chicken, Chocolate Lava Crunch Cakes, CinnaStix® and Coca-Cola® products.

Carl’s Jr.

Carl's Jr1039 W University Ave
(512) 868-0200
carlsjr.com

More than 60 years and 1000 restaurants later Carl’s Jr.® has become known as the place to go all across the West for juicy delicious charbroiled burgers. They also offer breakfast daily until 10:30am and chicken options such as the club and chicken strips salads sides and desserts.

Antiques

Apparel/Shoes

George’s on the Town

George's on the Town logo708 S. Interstate 35
(512) 868-1706
georgesonthetowntx.com

George’s On The Town is an upbeat casual dining restaurant providing a memorable experience through genuine hospitality. Beverage offerings include 31 draft beers, over 60 wines and crafted cocktails and Cask Conditioned Beer. Private dining options and valet parking beginning at 5pm Wednesday through Saturday.

*Ask about George’s event venue, suitable for 65-75 people.

Brix and Ale

1101 Woodlawn Avenue
(737) 444-2750
brixandalegtx.com

Brix And Ale provides a modern and relaxing atmosphere, overlooking Rivery Park. Part wine bar, part local pub—Brix And Ale stems from the belief that classic comfort cuisine is best complemented by a craft wine, beer or cocktail. Reservations are accepted, but not necessary. Located on the first level of Sheraton Austin Georgetown Texas Hotel and Conference Center. Complimentary covered parking available.
Hours:

Breakfast 6:30 AM – 11:00 AM, Daily

Lunch 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Saturday

Bar Menu: 3:00 pm – 5pm, Daily

Dinner 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Daily

Sunday A La Carte Brunch 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Weekend Breakfast Buffet 6:30 AM – 11 AM Saturday, 6:30 AM – 12 PM Sunday

LongHorn Steak House

Longhorn Steakhouse logo1005 W University Ave
(512) 863-0684
longhornsteakhouse.com

LongHorn welcomes guests into a warm, relaxing atmosphere reminiscent of a Western rancher’s home where friendly, attentive servers help them unwind and savor a great steakhouse meal. And there’s more on the menu than just great steaks, like expertly grilled fresh fish and fresh chicken. Full bar available.

COVID-19 Update: Visitors Center closed to the public

UPDATE March 18, 2020:

In an effort to slow the spread of the virus in our community, the City of Georgetown is taking steps to limit face-to-face interactions with the public.

Effective 8 a.m. March 19, all City facilities will close to the public through May 11. This closure includes the Georgetown Visitors Center and Convention and Visitors Bureau Offices.

If you have immediate questions while the Visitors Center is closed, please contact cvb@georgetown.org . The Convention and Visitors Bureau Office will be staffed Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to answer phone calls and emails. The Visitors Center may be reached at (512) 930-3545 or (800) 436-8696.

The 2020 Red Poppy Festival has been rescheduled for October 23-25. You can keep current on those updates at RedPoppyFestival.com.

To learn more about the City of Georgetown’s response to COVID-19, please visit https://georgetown.org/coronavirus-information/.

Garey Park

Garey Park

6450 RM 2243
(512) 930-6800
parks.georgetown.org/gareypark

Amenities at the park include a playground, a splash pad, a dog park, an equestrian arena, the Garey House event space (rented separately), pavilions, two fishing ponds, 4.7 miles of hiking trails, and 4.2 miles of equestrian trails. For more information about Garey Park and admission fees, please visit their website.

Gumbo’s

Gumbos in Georgetown701 Main Street
(512) 943-4214
gumbos.com

Spice up your evening with Gumbo’s  food, voted Austin’s Best Cajun/ Creole style cuisine in town! From their tempting tenderloins to their fresh fish dishes to their divine desserts and live music most evenings, Gumbo’s has something in store for you! Full bar available.

*Ask about Gumbo’s venue, suitable for up to 60 people.

Downtown Shopping

The Olive Tree Inn

olive tree court georgetown

1310 E University Ave
(512) 210-1210
theolivetreeinn.com

The Olive Tree Court is a property built in the early 20th century and is located across the street from the oldest university in Texas, Southwestern University founded in 1840. The property consists of three buildings, the main a Victorian Cottage, and two Casitas all located around an award winning pool that includes a grotto, and a fire pit.

The Olive Tree Court is located a few minutes from “Georgetown, the most beautiful town square in Texas”, and approximately 30 minutes away from beautiful downtown Austin. The Olive Tree Court can be booked for events, such as weddings, graduations, reunions, and other special occasions.

Home Decor

Gifts/Collectibles

American/Variety

Souper Salad

Souper Salad
1013 W University Ave Suite 101
(512) 869-0000
soupersalad.com

Souper Salads is one of the nation’s largest all-you-care-to-eat soup and salad bar restaurant chains. Souper Salad offers low prices for lunch and dinner. They are serious about serving fresh, high quality meals at affordable prices in a comfortable, casual environment. Also offering “to-go.”

Olive Garden

Olive Garden logo1401 S. IH-35
(512) 688-4235
olivegarden.com/locations/tx/georgetown/georgetown-wolf-crossing/6432

Olive Garden has fresh, out of the oven breadsticks and unlimited soup or garden fresh salad. Their menu has something for everyone, including classic and filled pastas, chicken, seafood and beef dishes, topped with made from scratch sauces. Delicious Italian-inspired dishes, shared with the people you love are what make Olive Garden feel like home.

Hydrate Smoothies & Deli

Hydrate To Go Shop2502 Williams Drive Suite C
(512) 863-9812
hydratetexas.com

Serving premium fresh juices and smoothies, kombucha on tap and fresh, delicious Boar’s Head sandwiches and even gluten-free protein bars! They pride themselves in serving healthy options for everyone!

Rivery Coffeehouse & Desserts

Rivery coffeehouse & desserts1500 Rivery Blvd, Suite 2155
(512) 887-1797
facebook.com/pg/riverycoffeehouse

Rivery Coffeehouse & Desserts is upscale Coffeehouse featuring European style coffee, baked goods and desserts. With large comfy couches and tables in a lounge setting to come enjoy the company of friends or enjoy the free wi-fi and study. While your here try out our amazing breakfast and lunch croissant sandwiches.

6 Whiskey Co.

6 Whiskey Boutique in downtown Georgetown

708 S. Rock St.
(512) 943-7350
6whiskey.com

6 Whiskey Company offers vintage inspired and hand-crafted American goods and apparel brands like Over Under * Boyds of TX *Pendleton * Double D Ranch * YOHO & CO * Tasha Polizzi * Jan Barboglio* Ivy Jane* Good and Well Supply CO*Harlem Candle. Devoted to the Lone Star Lifestyle.

B&B’s and Guest Houses

Hotels

Why Georgetown?

 

3 Reasons Why Georgetown, Texas is a Top Meetings Destination

Finding the perfect destination for any event is a true balancing act. On the one hand, you want to host it in a first-class venue surrounded by one-of-a-kind experiences. Yet you don’t want to inconvenience your attendees with long travel times or all the big-city traffic. Georgetown, Texas offers the best of both worlds, all while retaining our own identity. Besides our convenient location just north of Austin, our world-class conference center and abundance of unique activities makes us the perfect choice for conventions, corporate meetings, trade shows and more.

Get to know what we have to offer below, then contact us to start planning your next event here.

Our World-Class Conference Center

Settled among verdant oak and mesquite trees near the trickling San Gabriel River, the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center is more than a hotel. It’s a destination. Ideal for functions of all sizes, the hotel has more than 26,600 square feet of event space and 18 meeting rooms, the largest of which can accommodate as many as 1,500 attendees. All meeting rooms are equipped with comprehensive technology, and you’ll have the assistance of on-site experts and meeting planners that will help everything run smoothly. See floor plans, a capacity chart and room set-up examples here.

Beyond its meeting facilities, the Sheraton is a place where your attendees will feel at ease. More than 220 stylish guestrooms and suites include plush king or queen beds with fluffy pillows, dedicated work desks and rainfall showerheads in the bathrooms. The hotel’s inviting restaurant and lobby bar afford space to dine and socialize outside of your event hours, while the outdoor heated pool offers a convenient way to unwind year-round. When your attendees need to work up a sweat, they can either visit the 24-hour fitness center or jog or borrow a bike and explore the nearby North San Gabriel River Trail.

The Sheraton’s world-class service, amenities and convenient location just off Interstate 35 near Downtown Georgetown means it has everything you need to host the kind of event your guests will rave about.

The Best of the Hill Country is Just Minutes Away

Breathtaking underground caverns, wineries serving delicious Texas reds and whites and all the breathtaking architecture of the Most Beautiful Square in Texas. Host your event in Georgetown and your attendees won’t have to go far to experience some of the best the Hill Country has to offer.

Located just a few minutes away from the Sheraton hotel, Downtown Georgetown is centered around the Courthouse on the Square, a historic structure that doubles as a unique meeting venue. Surrounding it are countless restaurants, shops and three wineries, where your guests can fill their glass and stroll the area as they sip their new favorite wine. The arts are abundant here as well, with the works of nationally renowned artists on display at the Georgetown Art Center and live theater productions at the Palace Theatre.

While Downtown Georgetown is a treasure trove of things to do, see and taste, there’s much more going around town. Situated just a few minutes south of Georgetown, Inner Space Cavern is a subterranean wonderland full of breathtaking formations that allows group tours. For an off-site ice breaker with locally brewed craft beer, rent out Rentsch Brewery. Yard games, TVs and an enticing selection of brews await at the brewery, which can accommodate up to 220 if you book the entire indoor/outdoor facility.

To give your guests an authentic Texas experience, host a team-building activity at Reunion Ranch, which provides a range of fun activities that’ll bring everyone together. There are also the elevated obstacles at the Challenge Course, where individual and group activities are designed to develop teamwork skills while having a great time along the way. Finally, a venture out to the Walburg German Restaurant & Biergarten is another great option if you want to give your attendees a taste of the Hill Country’s German heritage.

For more suggested activities, contact our team and we will be happy to assist.

It’s Easy to Get Here

Walk Georgetown’s downtown streets or explore its cave and you’ll feel like you’re a world away from all of Austin’s hustle and bustle. Yet this Hill Country getaway is just 30 miles north of downtown Austin. As close as it is to the Texas capital, your attendees won’t have to stress about navigating all that big-city traffic. If they’re flying into the Austin Bergstrom International Airport or driving up from San Antonio, they can cruise up Toll 130, a route that goes around downtown Austin. Not only that, but Georgetown is less than three hours from the Dallas and Fort Worth area and Houston.

Whether your attendees are arriving by air or by car, they’ll find getting to Georgetown as easy as saying “Howdy, y’all.”

Our world-class conference center, convenient location and wealth of things to see and do makes Georgetown an ideal destination for your next event. Start your planning process by seeing all our venues and service providers, then submit your RFP.

Call For Red Poppy Festival Poster Art

Last Year's Winning Art by Helen Faythe Green
Last Year’s Winning Art by Helen Faythe Green

The Winning Artist will receive:

  • $500 Cash Award
  • Artist’s Reception (First Friday April 3, 2020)
  • High Resolution Art Scan
  • A 2’ x 4’ Street Banner
  • Will retain ownership and all rights to their artwork
    2016 Winning Artist Lucas Adams
    2016 Winning Artist Lucas Adams

Requirements: to be considered:

  • Artwork must be submitted by 5 p.m. on November 22, 2019.
  • The Artist will agree to have their artwork reproduced for the poster, street banners, City of Georgetown websites, advertisements and any collateral materials created to promote the 2020 Red Poppy Festival.
  • The final artwork will be reproduced as a 16” x 20” poster (portrait or landscape), therefore it needs to fit these proportions.
  • Artist is responsible for shipping or bringing the winning artwork to the Georgetown Visitors Center.
  • Artist must complete the following form below:
    2017 Winning Artist Carla J. Clay
    2017 Winning Artist Carla J. Clay

Red Poppy Festival Poster Art Contest Application

If you have any questions regarding the contest, please email cvb@georgetown.org. Thank you for entering!

Hello Sweetie!

Hello Sweetie BBQ logo2200 S. Austin Avenue
(512) 869-3304
facebook.com/HelloSweetieBBQ

Hello Sweetie’s BBQ is marinated with special seasoning and smoked over mesquite and oak wood for a 24-hour period. Your brisket or pulled pork is weighed to a generous quarter of a pound, served on a bun with homemade BBQ sauce.  They also serve shaved ice and ice cream. Open Monday – Saturday.

Conference Center

Sheraton Georgetown TX Conference CenterThe Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center is set among the lush greenery of Georgetown’s Rivery Park. The full-service modern hotel offers small-town Texas hospitality with world-class services and amenities. Explore Southwestern University, stroll through downtown, or enjoy the bountiful nature all around. Within the hotel, you’ll find stylish rooms and suites, all with complimentary Wi-Fi, and thoughtful touches. Gather in the inviting restaurant and lobby bar, where you can savor creative cocktails and classic American comfort food with innovative twists. Go for a swim in the outdoor heated pool, hop on one of the complimentary bikes, go for a jog on the trails or workout in the 24-hour fitness center. Set the scene to impress with the elegant indoor and outdoor conference and wedding venues, superb catering and unparalleled services.

conference center info

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All Things New – Florals and Gifts

all things new floral shop in georgetown823 S. Austin Avenue
(512) 650-9133
allthingsnewgtx.com

All Things New motto is: “Every day there is an opportunity for all things to become new. A new day, life, marriage, journey, endeavor. Simply anything! All Things New was born out of the experience and life journey of Debra Hobbs and Mandy Tyrrell. The passion for channeling creativity and building relationships is at the heart of what we do. We would love to help you celebrate the *new* in your life! We are a local florist in Georgetown, TX.” You can also find antiques and a variety of unique gifts from the vendors.

Red Tricycle: What To Do With Kids in Georgetown

what to do with kids in Georgetown TX by Gabby Cullen
Photo by Gabby Cullen

Anyone looking for kid-friendly summer fun ideas? Check out this great article by Gabby Cullen with Red Tricycle featuring “What to do with kids in Georgetown!” It’s a great list to share with friends looking to visit with little ones. Just in time for the weekend, too! Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, The Williamson Museum, Sip ‘n’ Stain Georgetown, TX, 18 Carrot Bakery, All Things Kids In Georgetown, Texas, Lark and Owl Booksellers, Inner Space Cavern, 600 Degrees Pizzeria & Drafthouse, Wildfire Restaurant, The Monument Cafe and The Georgetown Palace Theatre are all on her list. Read it all here: redtri.com/what-to-do-with-kids-in-georgetown-texas/slide/6. 

Barons Creek Winery

Georgetown's Baron Creek Wine Room706 S. Austin Avenue
(512) 688-5755
baronscreekvineyards.com/Vineyards

Barons Creek winery will be serving wines from their vineyards. Their philosophy at Baron’s Creek is to bring you small lots of very fine wine from the best vineyards. They source grapes from specialty growers throughout Texas, Washington, California and Spain. To read more about Barons Creek Vineyards, please go to baronscreekvineyards.com/Vineyards. Visit Barons Creek Winery on the Georgetown Square Thursdays – Saturdays, noon till 9 p.m. and Sundays, noon till 5 p.m.

 

Scurlock Farms

scurlock farms bandb georgetown301 Scurlock Farms Rd.
(512) 639-4433
ScurlockFarms.com

Beautiful Scurlock Farms in the Texas Hill Country offers the best that nature can offer – one mile of frontage along the San Gabriel River, wooded hillsides, beautiful views, centuries old majestic oaks and abundant wildlife and birds. You will enjoy a rural, peaceful setting with many activities on the far or day trips around the area. To see more information and to make reservations, visit their website.

309 Coffee

309 coffee shop309 South Main Street
(512) 931-4990
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309 Coffee is a coffeeshop located just off the square in downtown Georgetown, TX. Started by a group of friends with a heart for delicious coffee and creating community, they are firm believers in caffeinated conversation. 309 Coffee aims to serve the best coffee in Georgetown, but they are just as passionate about knowing you, your drink order, and creating a place where all feel welcome. Serving coffee & treats + beer & wine.

 

P. Terry’s

PTerry's burgers logo1421 S. IH 35
(512) 240-5533
pterrys.com

P. Terry’s Burger Stand offers the freshest quality ingredients you can find served out of a drive-thru window. We’re where fresh, all-natural, beef and chicken became staple items. They serve fresh-cut fries made from all-natural potatoes, free of trans fats and hydrogenated oils, fresh-baked cookies, banana bread, and house veggie burger; fresh-squeezed orange juice and lemonade; and authentic milkshakes.

7 Reasons Why Georgetown Should Be Your Next Getaway

photo credit 20 Something SA

It’s always great to receive accolades from writers visiting from other great Texas cities. Alyssa from Twenty Something SA wrote: “Recently I traveled two hours to Georgetown, about 30 miles north of Austin. Once I was outside ATX city limits, the highway to became less crowded and I felt my mind and body relax. It felt nice to pass the hustle + bustle and continue onto more serene lands.” To read her great article and see some photos, including some yummy food photos, go to twentysomethingsa.com/7-reasons-why-georgetown-should-be-your-next-getaway.

Sip ‘n’ Stain Georgetown

Sip n Stain DIY Workshop710 South Austin Avenue
(512) 921-8081
sipnstaingeorgetown.com

Sip ‘n’ Stain Georgetown is an Eco-Friendly DIY Workshop where you can take hands-on classes to make wood signs and more for home decor and gifts. For more information, shop hours, and to book a class, please see their website.

PaperCity Magazine: The Most Beautiful Small Town in Texas is a Quick Escape From Austin

PaperCity Magazine Author Megan Forney writes, “A few weeks back, I drove a little more than 20 miles from Austin to Georgetown, perhaps best known for having the most beautiful town square in Texas. It’s a small, historic town that not only boasts a welcoming spirit…” Read on about the raves: papercitymag.com/culture/travel/georgetown-texas-austin-escape-town-square-friday-night-lights/

Georgetown’s Creative Playscape Featured

The very popular “Only In Your State” website featured Georgetown’s very own unique playscape. Only In Your State features attractions across the nation! Read what they have say in this article titled, “The Unique Playground Hiding Near Austin That Your Whole Family Will Love.” You can also find more information on the Playscape and other great Georgetown Parks at Georgetown Parks and Recreation.

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Welcome to the Georgetown Hospitality Page!

Home to The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas, Georgetown has plenty to offer both visitors and locals. Please take a few minutes to check out some attractions and then plan some time to experience some of the sights and sounds! Here are a few ideas:

(WELCOME LETTER FROM MAYOR DALE ROSS)

 

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[column size=’2/3′] • Late afternoon treats are always in order before and something sweet (or savory) is sure to be found.
• Enjoy a Friday evening concert on the beautiful Town Square lawn.
• For more fun ideas, please go to VisitGeorgetown.com.

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Texas Monthly: It’s “Hip to Be Square in Georgetown”

Mesquite Creek Outfitters photo by Wynn Myers

Georgetown is in the spotlight again! Read why It’s “Hip to Be Square in Georgetown” according to Texas Monthly. Thank you, Texas Monthly, for the great compliment! Read more about the hip hangouts and the fun they found in this well-written article that sums up downtown life in Georgetown: texasmonthly.com/travel/hip-square-georgetown.

The Culture Collective: Travel to Georgetown and Sustainable Energy

Georgetown TX Sustainable Energy and Travel
Photo Credit The Culture Collective

Georgetown and Our Most Beautiful Town Square is making travel adventure headlines again! Take two minutes and read what Kelley with The Culture Collective has to share from her adventure and her quotes from our Mayor Dale Ross! “Tucked away just about 25 miles north of Austin, Texas is the nation’s fifth fastest growing city: Georgetown. The community’s southern hospitality, diverse outdoor offerings and burgeoning food scene are just the icing on the cake for Georgetown’s real draw – a thriving economy…” Read the entire article:the-culture.co/the-business-of-sustainability-how-one-city-in-texas-boosts-their-economy-through-renewable-energy/

Georgetown Convention & Visitors Bureau Receives Stella Award

The City of Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau recently placed second for the best destination marketing organization/convention and visitors bureau for the Southwest region for the 2017 Stella Awards. This was the award’s inaugural year.

The Stella Awards are presented by The Northstar Meeting Group and recognize hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, destination marketing organizations/CVBs, and destination management companies that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and events professionals.

“We are very honored to be recognized alongside cities that have been doing meeting and event planning for many years,” Georgetown Tourism and CVB Manager Cari Miller said. “This award has given us the opportunity to showcase our City to meeting managers from throughout the U.S. We couldn’t have won this award without our incredible CVB team and all the wonderful work they do.”

Finalists for the awards were selected by voting industry professionals, and winners were selected by a panel of judges based on professionalism, consistency in delivering quality service, innovation of ideas, and support to meeting professionals.

Visit Phoenix and the Irving CVB placed first in the category, and Visit Denver came in third.

The Southwest region includes Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

 

Austin’s EASTside Magazine Article: A Weekend in Georgetown

After Erin McWilliams, Writer from Austin’s EASTside Magazine spent a weekend in Georgetown, she wrote, “Georgetown is one of the Hill Country’s hidden gems, boasting the beautiful Blue Hole along the San Gabriel River, one of the best preserved caves in the state, and a dreamy town square.” Read the entire article and see more photos at: eastsideatx.com/a-weekend-in-georgetown.

DoughMessTic Travel Blogger Raves About Georgetown

Susan Moss of DoughMessTic recently visited Georgetown and blogged, “Caves, boating, markets, great dining? The #1 fastest growing city in America in its population range? And the Most Beautiful Town Square in the state? This I had to see….We arrived in Georgetown late on a Friday afternoon, and swung by the Visitor’s Center. Talk about a welcome. This little town has a stunning historical façade, and they weren’t kidding about that town square. It REALLY is beautiful. It’s a reminder of all things that used to be easy, and good. Where soda shops were a real thing, and not just in the movies. Where neighbors were actually neighborly. It oozes nostalgia.” Susan is from a small town and this now an avid world traveler. So, when she gives us this sort of review, we take it as a HIGH compliment! Read the entire article: doughmesstic.com/2017/10/12/family-travel-georgetown-texas/

 Georgetown Welcomes Quality Texas Foundation!

Georgetown, home to The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas, is excited to host the Quality Texas Foundation. Why not take the opportunity to settle in early and experience some of the sights and sounds! Here are a few ideas:

(WELCOME LETTER FROM MAYOR DALE ROSS)

• Check into your comfy room, drop your bags and head on over to the Square.
• Discover some one-of-a-kind finds at the stores around the Square.

• Worked up an appetite? Sit down for a bite at one of the tasty spots on or off the Square.
• Walk off some of that delicious lunch by checking out a free audio guide and tour the Downtown or…
• Get a history lesson at the Williamson Museum

 

•Go for an underground exploration at Inner space Cavern or get art and about and browse the Georgetown Art Center for some talented artists.

 

• Late afternoon treats are always in order before and something sweet (or savory) is sure to be found.
• Enjoy a Friday evening concert on the beautiful Town Square lawn.
• For more fun ideas and to see the live music listings, please go to VisitGeorgetown.com/events-calendar.

 

Travel Blogger Tam Warner Minton Visits Georgetown

Tam Warner Milton Photo Experience Amazing and Beautiful Georgetown, TexasTravels with Tam Travel Blogger, Tam Warner Minton author of Travels with Tam, says , “You should experience amazing and beautiful Georgetown, Texas!…I have to say that Georgetown has the prettiest town square I have seen so far in the Hill Country!…What a great place for a Texas trip! The courthouse is in the center, surrounded by historic buildings, cute shop fronts, and a grassy lawn. Georgetown is in Williamson County, Texas, and has a rich history.” Tam has been published in Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel Post Monthly, and many more publications. Read the complete article, full of great details and photos: http://travelswithtam.com/beautiful-georgetown-texas/

Georgetown, TX Halloween Events

Throughout October, Georgetown will host a variety of Halloween events for all ages. Join one of the Ghostly Adventure Tours around the “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas,” to hear tales of Williamson County’s haunted past; two versions are available for both younger children and older thrill-seekers. Thrill-seekers may also enjoy the 8th Annual Nightmare on Jail Hill Haunted House, with an evening exploring the haunted Williamson County Jail. The haunted house is sponsored by the Williamson County Brown Santa and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office with all proceeds benefiting the Brown Santa program. Boo Bash, sponsored by the Downtown Georgetown Association, invites families to dress in costume to trunk or treat on The Square. There’s a Hayride and Halloween Festival in San Gabriel Park and several movies! We’ll be updating events, so check back often!

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CultureMap Cave Tour Roundup featuring Inner Space Cavern

inner space cavern with visitorsThanks to CultureMap Austin for this incredible Austin area cave tour roundup, which includes our very own Inner Space Cavern. “Austin and its surrounding areas are known for beautiful Hill Country landscapes and plenty of outdoor recreation options — but don’t forget to explore the awesome sights underground, too. You can up the adventure by making a day trip to one of these showstopping caves near the city.” Read the entire article here: 5 incredible caves to explore just outside of Austin

Having Fun in the Texas Sun – Texas Family Travel Visits

Looking for a fun road trip? Read this great article by Having Fun in the Texas Sun – Texas Family Travel about visiting Inner Space Cavern, Georgetown Parks and Recreation Hike and Bike Trails and Playscape, The Monument Cafe and camping at Berry Springs Park And Preserve! What a great way to spend time in Georgetown! Give it a read and make your plans: havingfuninthetexassun.com/2016/06/12/berry-springs-park-and-preserve-georgetown/

 

Couple’s Getaway

Grab your sweetheart and head over to the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas for a getaway that is one part play, one part date.

 

 

Friday Afternoon/Evening

  • Check in to your hotel or B&B, freshen up and grab your sweetheart by the hand for a stroll around the Square.
  • Stop along the way for a glass of wine and a sweet treat to savor as you admire the two most beautiful features of Texas – our Square and your date.

 

 

Saturday Morning

  • Wake up later than usual and venture out for a leisurely brunch at one of our favorite farm-to-table restaurants.
  • Kick-start the day with some breakfast at one of the spots along the square.
  • Take your coffee to go and wander around Southwestern University’s beautiful campus before the stores on the Square open for the day.
  • Opening time, meander to the Square and splurge on some one-of-a-kind finds.

 

 

Saturday Afternoon

 

Saturday Evening

  • After some downtime at the hotel and a costume change, it’s back out for dinner by candle-light or star-light, depending on your preference.
  • Following your toast-worthy meal, catch the curtain call for at the Palace Theatre.
  • Applaud the production, then cozy up for a night cap at one of the niche watering holes in town. Check our online calendar for live music spots and last minute events if you’re not ready to wind down.

 

 

Sunday Morning/Afternoon

  • Another morning perfect for sleeping in a little later, but not too late because breakfast is not only the most important but also one of the most delicious parts of the day.
  • With coffee to go, the options are open for your last day in town:
  • Wrap up the weekend with some sugar on top from a downtown bakery.

 

 

Girls Getaway

Sometimes you just need a weekend away with the girls who know you best. Wine down a long week and celebrate friendships with a few days in Georgetown, where the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas will have you wishing for a few extra days. There’s no better place for girl time!

 

 

Friday Afternoon/Evening

  • Lots of hugs in the hotel lobby, then a quick costume change and off to the Square.
  • First stop a glass of wine, followed by dinner that can only be described as delicious, followed by more wine and serious catching up.

 

 

Saturday Morning

  • Rise and shine, time for a full day of shopping, dining and good old-fashioned conversation.
  • Kick-start the day with some breakfast at one of the spots along the square.
  • Take your coffee to go and wander around Southwestern University’s beautiful campus before the stores on the Square open for the day.
  • Opening time, meander to the Square and splurge on some one-of-a-kind finds.

 

 

Saturday Afternoon

  • Feeling peckish after all that shopping, enjoy a mid afternoon lunch break at one of the tasty spots on or off the Square.
  • Get artsy after lunch and enjoy a viewing at the Georgetown Art Center or browse some historic spots around town.

 

 

Saturday Evening

  • Freshen up at the hotel and turn back around for a night out on the Square.
  • Enjoy toasting good times well spent and new memories made.
  • Indulge in some savory bites and then head over to the Palace Theatre for a local performance.
  • No need to head home early, grab a night cap and listen to some live music at one of the evening hot spots.

 

 

Sunday Morning/Afternoon

  • Sleep off some of those cocktails, then settle in for a brunch that is sure to put other brunches to shame.
  • Hugs goodbye, until next time!