San Gabriel Paddlesports offers drop off and pick up at various locations on the San Gabriel River and on Lake Georgetown. Go to their website to see the variety of rental options and to make reservations.
Visit The Olive Ranch and spend a pleasurable day at the olive orchard! Unwind with a glass of wine or beer in their beautiful tasting room, and as it cools down in the early evening, enjoy our patio complete with fire pits while watching the gorgeous sunset surrounded by 23,000 olive trees. For your enjoyment they offer informative orchard tours and FREE olive oil tastings. Also kid friendly with lawn games for everyone!
Central Texas Olive Ranch, the first and largest olive orchard in Williamson County, produces and sells premium, estate-grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil pressed on site.
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.
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 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.
Time Magazine referred to Wildfire as a “reason to move to Georgetown.” The food is artistically presented but straightforward and hearty, appealing to both the epi-curious and the real meat-and-potato folk as well. Atmospheric and relaxed fine dining. Full bar available.
*Ask about Wildfire’s venue, suitable for up to 30 people.
Kork Wine Bar offers wine tastings and wines by the glass on over 25 wines and have around 100 bottle offerings from around the world! They also serve charcuterie boards, salads, Neapolitan style pizza and other small plates that pair well with wine, as well as beer and non-alcoholic drink options. No membership required! Visit Kork Wine Bar on the Georgetown Square Tuesday-Wednesday from 3 – 10 p.m., Thursday from 3 – 11 p.m., Friday-Saturday from Noon – Midnight, and Sunday from Noon – 8 p.m.
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.
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.
The Georgetown, TX Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa provides professional spa experiences at affordable prices seven days a week. They offer several massage and facial choices, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Peels, Microdermabrasion, and much more.
Georgetown Country Club is an historic golf course built in a valley that is home to an abundance of wildlife. The golf course is an 18-hole regulation length golf course which has water hazards that come into play on twelve holes. The narrow fairways are tree lined, and the greens are medium in size and speed.
Welcome to the Georgetown Public Library. In 2018, the Georgetown Public Library was recognized as being one of five public libraries to receive the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, an award given to institutions that go above and beyond in service to their community.
With over 110,000 items available for checkout, a bikeshare program, live music, art, and programming for all ages, they’re trying to be the best library for our town. Visit today!
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.
Visible for miles around, the imposing beautiful neoclassical structure is the focal point of the central business district and the fifth structure to serve as a county courthouse. Austin architect C.H. Page designed the building, projecting porticoes supported by Ionic columns, and classic pediment and balustrade detailing. The courthouse was restored to its original splendor in 2007. Please contact the Williamson Museum for the tour schedule.
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.
Discover an impressive collection of designer and name brand outlet stores offering savings of 25% to 65% every day including Adidas, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap Outlet, J. Crew, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Theory and more. Conveniently located just south of Georgetown in Round Rock.
Georgetown has public art around the Square, in parks, on Southwestern University’s campus, at the public library, and elsewhere.
The City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board borrows, purchases, or commissions murals, sculptures, paintings, and even utility box wraps. The meaning and awareness of place and space created by these works extend the creative experience that visitors to the City enjoy. Visit the pages in the Arts Gallery for all the latest murals, sculptures, and other public art: arts.georgetown.org/art/public-art/
Meandering right through the very heart of Georgetown is the San Gabriel River. What better place to find one of the most beautiful parks in the State of Texas. San Gabriel Park is graced with 200 year-old oak trees that offer the shade of their branches to family picnics, games of touch football or Frisbee, concerts, festivals, canoeing, swimming and, well, a lazy day of fishing. For driving directions, or information on reserving areas, click on the link above.
The Williamson Museum promotes the unique culture and heritage of Williamson County with their exhibits, educational programming, monthly hands-on events and other events for the public. The Museum also provides tours of the Historic Williamson County Courthouse. The Museum is open Wednesday – Friday, noon – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Also, stop by on First Fridays, 6 – 8 p.m.
Blue Hole is a scenic lagoon on the South San Gabriel River. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is located at Second Street and Rock Street, one block west of N. Austin Avenue. This scenic park lined by limestone bluffs is a good wading spot to cool down a little bit in the summer! Blue Hole Park is open from 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. Free public parking is available at the corner of 3rd Street and Rock Street in the parking lot or the parking garage. For more information, please go to parks.georgetown.org/blue-hole.
Inner Space is a living cave, which means that its formations are continuing to develop and take shape. For over 80,000 years the cavern has been constantly changing, allowing for spectacular displays and breathtakingly beautiful formations. Inner Space Caverns has a friendly kennel available free of charge for visiting pets as they wait for their owners.
Renew Med Spa offers medical and day spa services to enhance your appearance and help your body and mind feel relaxed, renewed and rejuvenated. Their skin and body treatments are designed to provide results that will leave you feeling amazing for days. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call or go to renewmedspatx.com.
For the more serious angler or water enthusiast, this 1200 acre lake offers boating, skiing, fishing, four separate camping areas, a wildlife preserve and 16 miles of hiking trails. Cedar Breaks Park and Jim Hogg Park have boat ramps and camping facilities with RV hook-ups and restrooms with showers. Russell Park has both a camping and swimming area, a boat ramp and restrooms with showers. Tejas Park offers primitive camping and picnic areas. Fishing is some of the best in the region, with small and largemouth bass, white bass, flathead and channel cat.
The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department has nearly 9 miles of hike and bike trails along the North and South San Gabriel Rivers. There is a 1.6 mile granite trail that loops around San Gabriel Park.
On the North San Gabriel River, there is a one mile lighted concrete trail that goes from San Gabriel Park to Rivery Park. On the South San Gabriel River, there is a one mile lighted concrete trail that starts at Walden and College and goes to Blue Hole Park. See all Georgetown Parks here: parks.georgetown.org/parks-and-trails
Immerse yourself in art. Located in the Historic Firehouse No. 1 (circa 1892), the new Georgetown Art Center, managed by the local nonprofit organization Georgetown Art Works, offers the community a place to appreciate art at every level. The Art Center hosts the works of a nationally renowned artist each month and features the arts and crafts of local artisans in the gift shop.
Hours of operation are 8:00 am – 9:00 pm daily. The park offers skaters ramps, grind boxes, rails, half pipes and quarter pipes. This is an unsupervised park and skaters skate at their own risk. Please visit the website above for more information and the complete list of rules.
Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America. These Mexican free-tailed bats hide out under the Ann W. Richards Congress Bridge, waiting to take flight during the summer months at dusk. For the best seats in the house, go early to the Austin-American Statesmen parking lot and plot a blanket in your chosen spot in the grass. For updates and approximate emergence times, please call Bat Conservation International’s home office number 512-327-9721. Free public parking is available after 6pm. Free parking is available at the Texas Dept. of Transportation parking lot, located at 200 E. Riverside Drive, after 6 pm and on weekends.
601 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Round Rock, TX 78664
From March through November, near dusk underneath the Interstate 35 overpass at McNeil Road in Round Rock, about 10 miles south of Georgetown, you can enjoy a batty night of fun with the Round Rock Bats. Do show up early, and bring bring your blankets, covers, and a hat or some other head covering. And remember, never attempt to handle or capture bats at any time. There is available free parking located near this location. For more bat watching locations and proper etiquettes, please read Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Publication on Bat-Watching Sites of Texas.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday: Closed (Programming takes up portions of the pool throughout the day)
The Indoor Pool is available for year-round use with a Recreation Center membership or the purchase of a $5 day pass. Please visit the Recreation Center page for membership information! Completion of a waiver is required for facility use.
The Indoor Pool is 25 yards wide, with 8 lap lanes (6 ft. deep), a transition lane and a shallow end with areas designed for swim lessons and relaxing (3 ft. deep.)
Both the men’s and women’s locker rooms have doors to the pool deck. There are also two family changing rooms in the vending area between the pool and the lobby. There are two rinse-off showers on the pool deck as well. An ADA accessible hydraulic chair lift is available.
Open during the summer, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (closed Sundays). Please see website or call for pool locations, fees, holiday closures and other information.
This historic church is now used for weddings, receptions, private parties and small meetings. You may also tour the building on most Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please call ahead to confirm tour times as they are subject to change. For tour information, call (512) 869-8597 or email PreservationGeorgetown@gmail.com. For rentals, please email email@example.com or call (512) 930-3552.
This tennis facility offers tennis lessons, including private lessons, leagues, tournaments, and camps. The center includes 11 hard surface lighted tennis courts, a swimming pool for summer enjoyment, and a clubhouse complete with dressing rooms, showers, and a pro shop.
In addition to the weight room and indoor track, the Georgetown Recreation Center has an indoor pall, a game room with video games, a pool table, foosball, ping pong, and more. You can purchase daily passes or annual memberships.
All Things Kids is an award winning family owned store proud to offer a unique selection of exceptional European and North American BATTERY FREE toys as well as the top 100 Children’s books of all time. They also offer 42 flavors of Beth Marie’s Ice Cream, shakes, floats and sodas as well as over 400 different kinds of candy. The Georgetown Chamber Of Commerce Small Business Of The Year 2012 and The Texas Downtown Association ‘Best Downtown Business In Texas’ 2013.
Were you aware the Gault Site has been known to archaeologists since 1929? And that by 1999, 60% of all excavated Clovis artifacts inthe Americas had been discovered at Gault? Well, now is your chance to learn more about this significant archaeological site in Williamson and Bell counties. The Williamson Museum, along with The Gault School of Archaeological Research, is putting together special tours to Gault.
Tour price is $10 per person with proceeds supporting the The Gault School of Archaeological Research and The Williamson Museum. For more information, call or visit the website.
Whether you go to pick fruit, enjoy live music, attend a special event, or just have a great time with your family, Sweet Eats Farm has plenty to offer to keep you entertained. There’s pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, live music, beer & wine, and special events! Most families typically spend 3-5 hours there. See their website for more information.
Laser Lounge Med Spa’s mission is to provide a positive spa experience using the most effective and affordable skincare treatment available with safe and natural products to achieve healthy skin for all of our clients. Please visit their Facebook page above for more information.
Rachel and Co. is a full-service salon, offering cutting, coloring, texturing, conditioning, facial waxing, nail care, massage and more. Rachel & Co. is the culmination of their years of experience and the pinnacle of their careers in hairstyling. In addition, they’ve added an intimate day spa offering your favorite massage, skin care and nail services.
Stroll beautiful downtown Georgetown and appreciate some of the finest Victorian architecture in the state of Texas. Unique shopping and delicious dining are some of the options which await you. Or, simply enjoy the restored historic buildings and landmark descriptions that describe a portion of Georgetown’s rich history. For a guided tour, please call in advance.
Stroll beautiful downtown Georgetown and appreciate some of the finest Victorian architecture in the state of Texas. If you would like to arrange for a guided tour, please call the Williamson Museum at (512) 943-1670 two weeks in advance.
Rolling, open hill country provided Gary Stephenson a perfect canvas in designing one of Sun City Texas’ finest championship golf courses. Skilled players stay challenged with small landing zones off the tee and approaches into large undulating greens. With five sets of tees and an open layout, the novice player finds himself striving to excel without intimidation. For tee times and more information, please go to their website.
The Walburg Restaurant brings you a truly authentic German experience in dining and entertainment. Their chefs continue the legacy of German cuisine from Bavarian heritage. The 1882 vintage structure seats over 250 which easily accommodates large parties. Just behind this antique dining establishment, nestled in oak trees, is a Biergarten including a large open tent with two stages for live entertainment. This area also includes an open picnic area, outdoor bar and kitchen and arcade for the kids. All together, the beirgarten can hold over 800+ people. Check the website for live bands and specials!
The Vineyard is a destination for weddings and bridal parties, corporate retreats and private functions. They offer indoor and outdoor spaces for events, including rental villas and tower. Experience luxurious relaxation at their spa and then enjoy a delicious lunch offered by their cafe. Check out their website for directions, classes, and entertainment!
Stop in at Georgetown Winery and taste some of their award-winning wines which have won over 200 medals in the past 2 years from competitions in New York, California, Indiana and Texas! All of their wines are made in Georgetown Texas since 2007 and is the first winery to open in Williamson County. Come visit a Texas Tuscany wine in Downtown Georgetown. Open Monday-Thursday 11-6, Friday-Saturday 11-8, Sunday 12:30-5:30.
Taking advantage of the natural beauty and incorporating it into his design, Billy Casper created a fun, yet challenging signature golf course in Sun City Texas. Majestic old oaks, creeks and ponds are strategic and integral features of the golf course. White Wing offers five sets of tees and large, contoured greens for the enjoyment of every golfer.
Set among beautiful oaks, rolling hills and waterfalls, designer Billy Casper captured the essence of the Texas Hill Country in one of Sun City Texas’ premier golf courses. The playability of Legacy Hills is its most alluring feature, with five teeing areas per hole and picturesque fairways for players of all skill levels. The beauty of the natural terrain and sloping greens provide a pleasant aesthetic, while also contributing to the challenges of the course.
Located in Mel’s Lonestar Lanes, CJ’s is a sports bar & grill. CJ’s offers Chicken Fried Steak, rib eye, the daily blue plate special, and more! A cozy atmosphere with sofas to replace traditional seating! Children under 18 welcome with adults.
The Palace Theatre in the historic downtown district is home to a year-round season of live theater productions including musicals, comedies, and dramas. This former movie house was renovated and in 2001 opened as a live theater venue.
The City Lights 12-screen movie theater features an Art Deco style that hearkens back to the Golden Age of film. Have dinner at City Café, a full-service restaurant in the lobby. A unique and fun venue for corporate meetings, all theatres are equipped with digital projectors and video conferencing technology.
The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department maintains three Disc Golf Courses. The Pinnacle Disc Golf Course and the San Gabriel Park Golf Course are 9-hole Disc Golf Courses. There is an 18-hole Disc Golf Course in the Rivery Park. For more information regarding the Disc Golf Courses, please call or visit website above.
Bark Park is located in a beautiful pecan grove providing significant shade for dogs and their owners alike. There is parking available as well as water fountains and trash containers for owners and their dogs. Additional features will be added to the park such as picnic tables, benches, and a trail around the park in the future. Be sure to locate, read, and understand the Rules for Use posted at the park for an enjoyable visit to Bark Park for yourself, your dog, and your neighbors.
4402 Williams Dr., Ste. 110 (512) 931-2600 ea-spa.com
When you escape into Elite Aesthetics spa you can expect attention to detail, top-of-the line product, and remarkable service. They strive to deliver a personalized experience to each of their guests–they design a treatment based on your unique needs.
Novita Spa is a unique Day Spa located on the historic Georgetown Square. Offering custom facials, clinical facial and body treatments, Massages, Decadent Spa Manicures and Pedicures, Mineral make-up applications and more.
circa 1885. M.B. Lockett’s prominence as a successful dry goods merchant is reflected in this impressive limestone and brick building, which was remodeled in 1896. One of Georgetown’s most outstanding examples of High Victorian commercial architecture, it features Mesker Brothers cast iron columns, an oriel windows and decorative pressed metal cornice.
circa 1903. This pressed metal storefront is one of the nearly 5,000 sold by the St. Louis firm of Mesker Brothers between 1884 and 1907. Marketed by catalog and shipped by rail, these metal fronts offered affordable yet stylish alternatives for the “public” facades of buildings. H.C. Craig Furniture store opened in this building in 1903.
circa 1907. Shortly after the turn of the 20th century, this block of one-story commercial spaces was completed. The limestone structure featured a plastered front with handsome segmental arched openings.
circa 1902. Hand-hewn limestone was used to exemplify the Romanesque Revival style, popular in Texas in the early 1900’s. The three-dimensional quality of the richly carved details is a dramatic contract to the utilitarian austerity of the Shaffer Building next door.
circa 1890. Hand-hewn limestone, cast iron, and pressed metal components were creatively combined in this noteworthy Victorian commercial building. Nameplates from the Mesker Brothers ironworks are visible on the first floor pilasters. The building is still owned by the descendants of the Dimmitt family.
Departing from the local tradition of limestone, these buildings feature imported brick facades accented by cast iron columns attributed to F. Heireman, an Austin metalwork company. Originally each featured identical metal hood molds over the windows and crowning metal cornices. A stepped brick parapet later replaced the cornice on 709 Main. Both buildings are owned by the Williamson County Sun which has published from this located since 1934.
With its wooden storefront, recessed double-door entry, and decorative metal cornice, this early store typified commercial building traditions of its day. Early records indicate its use as a grocery store, followed by continuous retail and grocery occupation.
circa 1971. An early wooden structure on this site once housed a restaurant, a barber shop and a pool hall and confectionery, but by 1925 the site was empty. City offices were moved into the present structure in 1971.
circa 1885. An early limestone structure with carved cornices stands beneath the modern stucco facade. Early uses of the building included a local lodge meeting hall on the second floor, and a hardware/grocery store and later, the county’s oldest newspaper, the Williamson County Sun, on the first floor. Now city owned, it houses the Georgetown History and Visitor Information Center.
The Vanishing Texas River Cruise is the premier ecological tour of central Texas. You’ll take a 2-hour cruise on a 150 passenger, three-deck excursion vessel through the scenic wilderness along the historic Colorado River Canyon. You’ll cruise past beautiful waterfalls and sheer cliffs. Wildlife viewing and birding are spectacular. Check out their many cruise options.
Salado is a charming old town located just 20 miles North of Georgetown on I35. In the early 1800s it was a frequent stopping point on the cool spring fed Salado Creek for Indians, Spanish, and Mexican travelers. In the mid 1800s it became an Overland Stage and Pony Express stop on the Chisholm Trail. Today the Stagecoach Inn marks the spot with a Texas historical medallion. The nearby homes and mansions have become a shopping mecca with art, antique, specialty shops and restaurants. Art fairs and plays provide frequent entertainment.
The Wildflower Center is a botanical garden in Austin, Texas, dedicated to native plants. Our vision for the future is to preserve and restore the natural beauty and biological richness of North America by inspiring people to love the land.
The Hill Country Flyer and Bertram Flyer run nearly every weekend of the year providing riders with a memorable journey on a great rail adventure! Remember to check their Special Rides for not-to-be-missed theme adventures. Seating is limited and goes fast, so reserve your spot early.
Nestled among the trees lining the North San Gabriel River, this year-round course consists of many low team elements, 22 new and exciting high elements (including parallel zip-lines), and two climbing walls. We can also provide special skill workshops including rock climbing or rappelling. The 4-hour program includes: a team assessment of needs prior to the event and four hours of our lower team building initiatives. These activities present the group with a base of discussion for how to improve the productivity and quality of the group.
Williamson County’s first six commissioners met here under a stately oak tree in May 1848 to choose a location for the county seat. George Washington Glasscock offered to donate the land he owned jointly with Thomas B. Huling as a site for the county seat. The land was bounded by the oak tree at one corner and the San Gabriel River to the north and west. The commissioners named the town Georgetown in Glasscock’s honor.
Williamson County’s Berry Springs Park and Preserve is located on 300-acres along Berry Springs between I.H. 35 and C.R. 152 with the main entrance off of C.R. 152. Berry Springs Park and Preserve is utilized for passive recreational uses including camping, hiking and fishing. The park features a 2.5 mile hike/bike trail that will eventually connect to Georgetown Parks and Recreation trails. For camping and pavilion, plus history at Berry Springs please visit their website!
The Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial honors all veterans who have served in our military services. The memorial plaza is lined with 2500 engraved bricks; two walls: the 16-foot Williamson County Memorial Wall and a second, 82-foot limestone Memorial Wall; and nine granite plates engraved with the names of Williamson County residents who had given their lives in either World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Memorial Day and Veterans Day Services are held every year which are open to the public.
Southwestern University is the oldest chartered university in Texas. The campus, located on 700 acres, is one of the most beautiful and architecturally resplendent in the state, with Gothic style buildings dating back to the 1800’s. Southwestern has consistently been rated as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation, fostering a community of lifelong learners.
The Berry Creek Country Club golf course is situated on approximately 115 acres with lengths ranging from 5,110 yards from the ladies tees to 6,649 yards from the championship tees. Course ratings range from 69.7 from the red tees to 71.6 from the gold tees. The course is private, but does host outside tournaments.
You can experience the thrill of aviation on this Discovery Flight and be at the controls with a Pilot’s Choice Flight Instruction. This 1/2 hour flight special includes the opportunity of two of your friends flying along with you on your adventure. For more information, please click on the website link above.
South Fork is a fun family atmosphere with food trucks and a permanent bar serving beer and wine. Pet and kid friendly with a jungle gym playset and closed-in gates, shaded areas during the summer and enclosed areas during the winter. South Fork also hosts farmers markets every Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Check their Facebook page for live music and special events. See website for hours.