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.

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  • 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.[/column]
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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.
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Saturday Afternoon

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  • 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.
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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.
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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!

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Family Friendly Trip Ideas

When in need of a family-friendly getaway for the weekend or a few days, Georgetown is the perfect place to keep the kiddos (along with the adults) entertained with plenty of affordable and fun options to choose from.

Blue Hole – Located five blocks north of the downtown Square along N. Austin Avenue, limestone bluffs border this scenic lagoon and popular swimming hole along the South Fork of the San Gabriel River. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is at W. Second and Rock Streets. The park features picnic areas, restrooms and wading areas.

Inner Space Cavern – In 1963, the Texas Highway Department’s core drilling team discovered over 7,000 square feet of cave while taking six-inch core samples to determine if the ground was stable enough to support a large highway overpass. As they were drilling one of the test holes, the bit suddenly dropped 26 feet, and the highway crew knew there was something down there besides rock. Inner Space cavern opened to the public in the summer of 1966 and has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to its beautiful site since that time.

Lake Georgetown – This recreational spot offers a number of attractions from camping, boating and fishing to biking, hiking and horseback riding trails as well as swimming and picnic areas. Lake Georgetown has several group shelters at Russell Park, which may be rented for family reunions. There is also a large pavilion located in the Nature Center area, which may be rented from Georgetown Parks and Recreation. The park gates at Lake Georgetown open at 6 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.

Splash Pads – To cool off in the hot summer months, Georgetown has several splash pads locations for families to enjoy. One is located in San Jose Park and another in the downtown area, outside the Georgetown Art Center. All splash pads are free and open throughout the summer.

Palace Theater – 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. View upcoming shows at: http://www.georgetownpalace.com/calendar.php.

The Williamson Museum – Located in the town square, The Williamson Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and proceeds benefit the museum’s educational programing. The mMuseum offers free and exciting hands-on educational programs to the public through innovative exhibits, tours and outreach.

Georgetown Art Center & Sculpture Tour – Visitors can immerse themselves in art at the Georgetown Art Center (open Tuesday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 1-5). Situated just a block off the Courthouse Square 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.

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Outdoors & Nature Spots

Georgetown is full of natural beauty that is highlighted and preserved through the dedication of the community. Check out a handful of the fun outdoor activities you can do and create your own personalized nature getaway! Feeling super-adventurous? Check out the camping locations and make your reservations, or if you like to wind down indoors, pick out a room from one of our hotels or B&B’s.

San Gabriel Park & Hike and Bike Trails – 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. The City of Georgetown’s San Gabriel River Trail was designated.

Bicycle Share – Georgetown’s commitment to green is visible in the free bike rental program. Residents and visitors can check out bikes from the Georgetown Visitors Center or the Georgetown Public Library. Adult bikes available.

Blue Hole – Located five blocks north of the downtown Square along N. Austin Avenue, limestone bluffs border this scenic lagoon and popular swimming hole along the South Fork of the San Gabriel River. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is at W. Second Street and Rock Street. The park features picnic areas, restrooms and wading areas.

Inner Space Cavern – In 1963, the Texas Highway Department core drilling team discovered over 7,000 square feet of cave while taking six-inch core samples to determine if the ground was stable enough to support a large highway overpass. As they were drilling one of the test holes, the bit suddenly dropped 26 feet, and the highway crew knew there was something down there besides rock. Inner Space cavern opened to the public in the summer of 1966 and has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to its beautiful site since that time.

Lake Georgetown – This recreational spot offers a number of attractions from camping, boating and fishing to biking, hiking and horseback riding trails as well as swimming and picnic areas. Lake Georgetown has several group shelters at Russell Park, which may be rented for family reunions. There is also a large pavilion located in the Nature Center area, which may be rented from Georgetown Parks and Recreation. The park gates at Lake Georgetown open at 6 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.

Splash Pads – To cool off in the hot summer months, Georgetown has several splash pads locations for families to enjoy. One is located in San Jose Park and another in the Downtown area, outside the Georgetown Art Center. All splash pads are free and open throughout the summer.

Georgetown Challenge Course – Located off the San Gabriel River, the Georgetown Challenge Course is a series of ropes challenges aimed toward individuals and groups that acts as an approach to team-building for individuals, businesses and nonprofits. Facilitators engage participants to explore and practice teamwork. Courses range from four to six hours and prices vary.

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Fall Itinerary

Fall weekends were made for exploring the great outdoors and what better way to embrace the season than to head on over to Georgetown. From morning till night, you’ll have the opportunity to savor the sights, smells and tastes of pumpkin everything.

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• Check into your comfy hotel, drop your bags and head on over to the Square.
• Discover some one-of-a-kind finds at the stores around the Square.
• Saddle up to a bar for a little “cheers to the weekend” then get your fill of some seriously yummy food.
• Time to rest up for a beautiful Saturday.[/column]

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• Grab a cup of Pumpkin Spice and take in a quiet morning on the Square.
• Stop by the Georgetown Visitors Center and rent a free bike to tool around town.
• Cycle over to Blue Hole
• Explore San Gabriel Park[/column]

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• 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 touring Southwestern University’s campus or…
• Get a history lesson at the Williamson County Museum[/column]

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• You sure do clean up nicely and just in time for dinner and a show.
• Enjoy farm-to-fork fresh faire, then grab your date and settle in for a locally produced show at the Palace Theatre.
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• Don’t worry, it’s Sunday, sleep in.
• Feeling rested and ready for some grub, brunch it is. We have some great spots for brunching and lunching.[/column]

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• Not quite ready to hit the road to head home? Why not 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 in order before you hit the road, something sweet (or savory) is always recommended.[/column]

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Holiday Itinerary

‘Tis the season for a little sparkle, a little twinkle and a whole lot of magical moments in the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas. Pack up your family f or a winter wonderland-worthy weekend away in Georgetown. Might we suggest checking our Holiday Events calendar so you can plan a weekend around our Holiday Lights or our Christmas Stroll.

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• Arrive in town, check into you hotel and stretch your legs from the car.
• Venture over to the Square for an afternoon snack and some early holiday shopping.[/column]

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• Checked a few things off the list, time to bask in the glow of twinkling lights.
• Enjoy a new take on the Square under festive lights.
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• Up and at ‘em for a day of history, adventures and festivities
• Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so it’s best not to miss it. Enjoy something delicious on the go at one of our coffee shops or sit down for a full helping of yum.
• Stop in to the Georgetown Convention & Visitors Center to rent a few free ride share bikes to cruise around town.
• Bike on over to Blue Hole
• Explore San Gabriel Park
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• Don’t know about you, but we’re always hungry after a morning of explorations. Enjoy some lunch at one of our favorite places on the Square or off.
• Filled up on goodness, time to take in some history and some heritage
• Stroll down our historic streets and snap some photos of our beautifully decorated and well-preserved homes.
• Put your learning cap on for a few tour options:
• Historic Williamson County Courthouse
• The Williamson County Museum
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• After some naps and a bit of downtime back at the hotel, everyone’s refreshed and ready for a festive evening out and about.
• Take some time to stroll the Square, window shop and find a menu that tempts even the pickiest of taste buds.
• Savor your farm-to-fork fresh food, but don’t stay too long, you have a seasonal play to catch the Palace Theatre.
• Share the last round of applause, pick up a sweet treat and tuck the kids in bed with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads.

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• Snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug, no reason to jump out of bed, so hit the snooze and sleep in.
• Don’t stay in bed too long, breakfast is definitely calling and we have some breakfast plates with your name on it by the Square.
• It’s not quite time to hit the road, so take one more stroll, pop in to the Georgetown Art Center and grab some last minute gifts.[/column] [/row][row] [column size=’1/3′][/column] [column size=’2/3′]Sunday Afternoon
• Oh before you go, take the adventure underground to the Inner Space Cavern for a walk back in time.[/column] [/row]

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