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Georgetown Texas Field of Honor and Traveling Vietnam Wall

field of honorThe Rotary Club of Georgetown is pleased to announce that the 5th annual Field of Honor® will be held again this year at San Gabriel Park! Major events, such as the Nathan Chapman Honor Walk by Sertoma, the fabulous Grand Opening Ceremonies, large static displays, an inspiring Veterans Day program, and other special tributes are being planned. There will be lots of exhibits, activities, and wonderful new things to see and do at the field this year. Join us at the Field anytime, day or night, 24/7 during the week of Veterans Day, from November 6 – 14.

The Rotary Club of Georgetown is pleased to announce that the 2021 Field of Honor® will include the “Cost of Freedom” American Veteran Traveling Tribute (AVTT). The emotional display includes the 80% replica of the Vietnam Wall and 82 additional panels that pay tribute to Veterans of all other US wars and conflicts AVTT is a nationally recognized, Veteran owned and operated small business. The tribute has been part of more than 300 events across the United States over the last 15 years.

For the complete schedule of events and to purchase a flag, please go to https://georgetowntxfieldofhonor.org/field-of-honor-events/

The Diner House

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The Diner House is named loving for its 1950’s checkered kitchen floors. While the house has immense character and charm, just like it’s idyllic neighborhood and quiet street, it also has all the modern amenities you could need from your home away from home.

It is available for 2 week stays or longer, in hopes that it will be a wonderful place for families moving to town to get a feel for what it’s like to be part of the Georgetown community. Or maybe your local home is being remodeled and you want to stay close to your neighborhood, or maybe you have family coming to visit and want them nearby, but not on top of you in your own home. Maybe you are a traveling nurse and want to be close to 5 major hospitals within a seven mile radius?

The Space & Amenities

The Diner House is a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom cottage. There is a queen Floyd bed in the master bedroom and two twin beds in the secondary bedroom. All mattresses are memory foam with Egyptian cotton sheets. There is also a full sized air mattress, a bed that folds into a bed if needed, and a pack n’ play for those traveling with babies and toddlers, as well as a high chair. There are a washer and dryer in the garage and iron and ironing board. The kitchen is stocked with pots and pans for all your cooking needs. A complete Keurig coffee bar will keep you caffeinated, as well as a French press and tea station.

Beyond the essentials, there is wifi and a Roku tv system with premier cable, Netflix, Prime Video, HBO & Disney+ (all using one remote so it’s very simple to navigate!). The bathroom is stocked with supplies you may have left at home, and we are available to make your stay as calm and relaxing as possible.

The Annual Lighting of the Square

On November 26, come experience the magic as we kick-off the holiday season with our annual Lighting of the Square, traditionally held at 5:30 p.m. the Friday after Thanksgiving! The downtown holiday lights will remain lit every evening through January 1.  This is a free event.

Free parking lots are located at:
6th and Main Streets
7th and Rock Streets
Austin Avenue and 5th Street
Martin Luther King and 8th Streets
Martin Luther King and 7th Streets
Parking garage located at 4th and Rock Streets

Southern Living: The South’s Best College Towns The South’s Best College Towns

Southern Living says, “You don’t have to be a backpack-slinging coed to love these collegiate classics. While these college towns top our preseason poll for reasons beyond the gridiron, we won’t judge you for making an end zone rush to visit.” Read Southern Livings’ Best College Town Criteria and their review of Georgetown, as well as the entire list>

 

20 Of The Best Small Towns In Texas That Are Absolutely Worth Visiting

Buzzfeed features Georgetown in the top 7 best small towns! “With its plentiful farm-to-table dining options and charming historic architecture, Georgetown is one of Texas’s cutest towns.” See what they have to say about Georgetown as well as their complete list of best small towns>

Traveling Texas Tribe Recommends Georgetown

The love of exploring The Lone Star State and sharing their travels runs deep in this family and they recently paid Georgetown a visit! Carrie writes, “If you’re trying to plan one last trip before the fall, let me tell you why you should consider Georgetown.” Read the Traveling Texas Tribe blog and see her recommendations for family fun>

Tony Kawashima Photography

Tony Kawashima213 Spanish Star St.
715-745-4400
tonykphoto.com

Tony has been providing photographic services for over three decades in the highly competitive Orange County California area and is now located in Georgetown, Texas. He is a corporate photographer, which includes conventions, trade shows, company meetings (from 50-5,000+ people) newsletters, annual reports, corporate brochures, websites, press releases, public relations, marketing, award presentations, commencement and convocations, official portraits, group photo and special events.

 

Elm Street Cottage

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This house is ideally situated on a quiet neighborhood street just a short walk to the “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas.” There you will find dining, nightlife, music, art, shopping, festivals, Victorian architecture, and even ghost tours!

The home was built in the 1920s and has been restored over the years to include modern conveniences, while preserving the antiquity and character of the house. If you like rustic charm, a small town vibe, and a great location, this home is for you!
The space
The house is an air-conditioned vacation home consisting of 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and a seating area. There’s also a dining area and a kitchen complete with a microwave, a fridge, a coffeemaker, and a cook top.

Things to know about the property:

The door lock is operated by an electronic keypad.

Wifi is available.

The internet-enabled TV will work with any streaming services to which you subscribe.

The bed is a queen Sleep Number bed with dual chambers. This means each half of the bed is adjustable using the remote control. The extra bed in the living room is an ottoman that converts to a small bed that will work well for children or small adults.

Williamson Museum Ghost Tours in October

Here’s the scoop from The Williamson Museum on their special dates added for October:

Join us as we tell the stories of the ghosts who have haunted local places for more than a hundred years. The costumed docent-led hour tour leave the museum at 7:30. Ghost Hunting  tours with heightened stories, imagery, and interactive Ghost Hunting leave at 8:00pm & 9:00 pm for about an hour and a half experience. Tickets are $20 per person; $15 for members and students. Buy your ticket early, as space is limited. To purchase tickets, call 512-943-1670, stop by the Museum or purchase online at http://williamsonmuseum.org/museum-events/.

Dates: Friday October 8, Saturday October 9, Friday October 15,  Saturday October 16th, Friday October 22, Saturday October 23rd

The tours will run rain or shine. Tours are subject to cancellation from severe weather.

*Registration limit subject to change with current health advisories.

Friday October 29:

Spirits with Spirits Happy Haunting Hour 7pm-9:30pm

Join The Williamson Museum for a special 21+ Halloween event! On Friday Oct 29th from 7pm-9:30pm, skeptics and believers are invited to join us for our spirits with Spirits happy haunting hour. We’ll provide the drinks and equipment–you investigate the museum for paranormal activity, energy signatures, and hauntings! Tickets include drinks, light bites, and an interactive ghost tour around the square. Cost is $35 for non-museum members and $30 for members. Tickets are limited, so get yours today by calling 512-943-1670, stopping by the museum, or online at http://williamsonmuseum.org/museum-events/.

 

40th Annual Christmas Stroll

Downtown Square
thegeorgetownsquare.com/Christmas-Stroll—Guests.html

Come to the 40th Annual Christmas Stroll on Friday, December 3 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. More information coming soon! Sponsored by the Downtown Georgetown Association.

San Gabriel River RV Park

40005 Heritage Hollow
512-868-1401
sgrvpark@icloud.com
properties.camping.com/san-gabriel-river-rv-park/

San Gabriel River RV Park sits on 33 acres nestled among the pecan trees along the lazy San Gabriel River. The park consists of 100 level RV sites. Each site has 20/30/50 amp service with full hookups.

Coveniently located 3 miles east of Old Town Georgetown off of FM 971 at the San Gabriel River. 2 miles away is historic San Gabriel Park, which offers hike & bike trails and fitness facilities with new swimming pools. Other great activities such as boating and fishing on Lake Georgetown and 6 area golf courses are within minutes of the park.

Stone Oak Ranch RV Resort

25101 Ronald W Reagan Blvd
(512) 887-6741
stoneoakranchrv.com

You can expect a modern RV experience, complete with personalized service delivered by a team who truly cares. Full hookup RV sites, wifi, dog parks, swimming pool, fitness center, playscape, pickleball courts, shuffleboard tables, billiards, nature trails, business center, laundry facilities.

Sanctuary Holistic Kitchen

sanctuary holitic kitchen in georgetown103 North Austin Avenue #310
941-284-4266
sanctuaryholistickitchen.com

Sanctuary Holistic Kitchen crafts natural remedies, skin care and natural foods. They offer classes in healthy living practices such as cooking, skin care and medicine making for children to adults. In their retail space you can find grab and go lunches, kombucha on tap, all of their prepared meals and more.

 

Hard Count Kitchen & Cocktails

georgetown hard count kitchen & cocktails1500 Rivery Blvd Suite 2105
512-688-3530
hardcountgtown.com

A high end sports lounge with a menu full of delicious, gourmet food including scored wings, drumsticks that look like lolly pops, corn nuts made and seasoned from scratch, cuban sandwiches, prime rib French dip, and more.

District Six Georgetown

105 West 9th Street
hello@districtsixgeorgetown.com
districtsixgeorgetown.com

District Six is a neighborhood sports centric restaurant serving elevated bar food, drinks and good times! Located behind the Georgetown Art Center on the historic square, D6 is a family friendly space with arcade games, a spacious patio, 21 televisions dedicated to any and all sports, 40 beers and wines on draft and craft cocktails, both shaken, mixed and frozen. For hours, and menu, please go to the website above.

Teravista Golf Club

4333 Teravista Club Drive
Round Rock, TX 78665
512-651-9850
adam.owen@magnoliagolfmanagement.com
teravistagolf.com

Teravista is a Championship 18-hole golf club that captures the beauty of the Texas Hill Country with views that span for over 50 miles. The rolling terrain provides a challenging 7,200-yard layout and offers 5 different sets of tees that will challenge golfers of all ages and abilities.

Mikey V’s Foods

Mikey V Hot Sauce Shop Georgetown112 W 8th Street
512-688-5071
mikeyvsfoods.com

Mikey V’s Foods is an imaginative local food company aimed at offering high quality, moderately priced salsa and sauces, using only the freshest all-natural ingredients with no preservatives. Mikey V specializes in the manufacturing of award-winning hot sauces, jerky, hot pickles, and salsa.

Upscale Home 5 Blocks To Georgetown Square!

5 blocks from Georgetown Square B&B

Check Availability & Book Your Stay!

Sleek mid-century style and a fantastic location right off of the historic square make this Georgetown home the perfect getaway spot! Along with a backyard and deck, this 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath vacation rental boasts an upscale full kitchen for dinner at home and a short walk to delicious dining in town. Travel under a half-mile to Blue Hole Park to go swimming and fishing, or bike on the San Gabriel River Trail set just behind the property. With so much to see and do, you’ll have a memorable stay!

The Bear Den With A View

cozy bear rental homeCheck Availability & Book Your Stay!

When you close the door behind you, the peace of the backyard bordering a wide open field will embrace you. You’ll love being 7 minutes from the Georgetown Square’s dining, shopping and winery options. Local parks, such as Berry Springs Park, are a short 10 minute drive. The spacious 1300 sq ft available space and garage parking for 1 car [driveway for 4] gives you room to stretch. You’ll feel at home with a loaded kitchen with new appliances, washer/dryer, wifi, TVs downstairs and up. Arrangements to ensure your every need and concern is promptly addressed by Safe Life Clean or by the owner. The neighbors will welcome a “howdy” when shared. The area is surrounded by parks, several with child play areas. Lots of safe, great walking spaces/sidewalks.

Georgetown Listed in Austin Culture Map Top 5 Things To Do

Georgetown’s downtown holiday lights made the list for the top five things to do in Austin over the holiday weekend! You can see the Most Beautiful Town Square’s holiday lights through January 2. Check out the complete list: austin.culturemap.com/news/entertainment/12-24-20-top-best-things-to-do-in-austin-christmas-weekend

Eating Your Way Around Town by My Traveling Roads

my traveling roads My Traveling Roads is a family travel blog that offers the best road trips through Texas & beyond. Kim Croissant is the writer and she recently visited Georgetown along with her grandson. Read all about her dining and other recommendations: mytravelingroads.com/georgetown-texas-eating-your-way-around-town.

Huddle House

huddle house georgetown4610 N IH 35
512-399-3968
huddlehouse.com

For anyone who doesn’t need that next trendy thing, but instead wants a home-cooked meal. The kind with savory slices of bacon or sausage, or subtly sweet signature waffles freshly pressed in a waffle iron, or juicy 100% beef burgers stacked with melty cheese, crisp vegetables or sautéed onions and a toasted bun.

Foundry 42 Coffee and Gifts

foundry 42712 S Austin Ave
512-828-9001
foundry42-texas.business.site

Foundry42 lets you experience the workshop and home furnishings retail space with many items being produced by the Foundry42 team. It boasts a coffee bar as well as a limited assortment of feel good baked goodies.

Little Yellow House on Main

Little Yellow House on MainCheck Availability & Book Your Stay!

The little Yellow cottage on Main is located a short 3 blocks from the prettiest square in Texas with all its myriad shops and restaurants. It sits nestled under the canopy of an ancient pecan tree. Totally remodeled in 2020 this 1930’s gem has a modern farmhouse/ urban eclectic decor. It sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and the entire house will be yours to enjoy. Parking for 2 cars off road and plenty of free street parking. It’s a quiet safe neighborhood and has a great coffee shop almost next door. For more information and reservations, please go to the website.

Austin Culture Map: 6 Magical Hill Country Towns with Hallmark-worthy Holiday Light Displays

“Lights around the historic downtown square (“the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas”) and county courthouse have been turned into a veritable winter wonderland during Merry Moments in Georgetown.” Read the complete article here: austin.culturemap.com/news/travel/12-01-20-6-magical-hill-country-towns-holiday-road-trip-fredericksburg-san-antonio-marble-falls/#slide=0

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm

sweet eats fruit farm logo

14400 E State Hwy 29
(512) 766-3276
facebook.com/SweetEatsFruitFarm

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.

Austin.com: You’ll Feel Like You’re In A Hallmark Movie…

“While Texas may not have the snow and cold weather that brings in the holiday spirit for most of the US, there are plenty of Texas Christmas towns nearby that even the biggest Scrooge would love.” Read the article and see more great photos: austin.com/youll-feel-like-youre-in-a-hallmark-movie-in-these-texas-christmas-towns

Texas Monthly’s List: Where to See Holiday Lights

georgetown tx holiday lightsWhat an honor to be included in Texas Monthly’s list of “Where to See Holiday Lights and Meet Santa (Safely) This Year.” Now is The Most Wonderful Time to see our Beautiful Town Square! Read their complete list and be sure to visit Georgetown: texasmonthly.com/travel/texas-holiday-lights-2020/

Tanna Wasilchak’s Ultimate One Day Guide to Georgetown

tanna at sheraton

“Georgetown, TX is a little gem right outside of Austin. If you’re looking for a nice relaxing getaway, then look no further. Georgetown has amazing food, experiences, shopping, and much much more!” Read Tanna’s entire guide, and plan your itinerary for a great visit to Georgetown:tannawasilchak.com/travelguides/2020/10/27/the-ultimate-one-day-guide-to-georgetown

The Best Kept Secret of Texas Hill Country, by Wandering Wild

Georgetown Wandering Wild visit“Georgetown Tx has somehow managed to fly under the radar for far too long! This quaint little town has so much to offer it’s visitors that you’re sure to fall in love with it!” Read the complete Wandering Wild’s Family Travel Article which includes her suggested places to visit, dine and stay while in Georgetown.

Inner Space Cavern

inner space cavern with visitors4200 S. IH-35
(512) 931-CAVE
innerspacecavern.com

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.

The Golden Rule

georgetown golden rule606 S. Church Street
512-843-5900
online menu

Facebook.com/thegoldenrulegtx

The Golden Rule is a speak-easy style restaurant that offers a menu with a variety of cuisine, including Texas fried shrimp, pecan fried chicken, and sweet glazed Brussels sprouts, but the menu is subject to change. It also hosts a full bar with featured cocktails and an extensive whiskey collection.

The Escape Fine Crafts & Gifts

The Escape Gift Shop in downtown Georgetown713 Main Street
512-930-0052
The Escape Georgetown Facebook

Escape Fine Crafts and Gifts is a unique and beautiful collection of items from over 200 artists and craftsmen from throughout the United States. Contemporary works of wood, glass, ceramic, metal, jewelry, and more make this shop a fun stop for everyone in the family.

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.

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. Open 3-9 pm Wednesday through Saturday.

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

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.

Wildfire

Wildfire Restaurant Sign812 S. Austin Avenue
(512) 869-3473
wildfiretexas.com

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.

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.

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.”

Hotels

Georgetown Public Library

georgetown tx public library402 West 8th Street
512-930-3551
library.georgetown.org

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!

All Things Kids

All Things Kids toy store703 S. Main Street
(512) 868-2659
allthingskids.us

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.

 

San Gabriel River Trail (Goodwater Loop)

san gabriel river trailhttps://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/good-water-loop

San Gabriel River Trail, also known as Goodwater Loop, is a 26.9 mile trail along the San Gabriel River and Lake Georgetown. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. See Army Corps of Engineers Hiking Trail Map>

Crockett Gardens Falls

crockett gardens and fallsGeorgetown is home to one of the prettiest waterfall hikes in Texas! You can find this natural waterfall known as Crockett Gardens and Waterfall by hiking 2.5 miles from the trailhead that begins in Cedar Breaks Park. In order to enter Cedar Breaks Park, you must obtain a day use pass reservation by calling 877-444-6777 or online at recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232544. Park your vehicle at Cedar Breaks Park parking area, and then hike to the falls. Be prepared for a rough terrain. The easiest way to access the falls is to contact Ducks on the Pond Kayak Rentals or San Gabriel Paddlesports and make kayak reservations. They will set you up with a kayak!

Read more about Crockett Gardens Falls>

Asian

Historic Williamson County Courthouse

710 Main Street
(512) 943-1670
williamsonmuseum.org

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.

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

Garey House

garey house event venue

Located within Garey Park
6450 Ranch to Market Rd 2243
(512) 930-6520
gareyhouse.georgetown.org

Garey House is located within Garey Park, a 525-acre ranch located along the South San Gabriel River. The venue can be utilized for indoor and outdoor events, including weddings, social events, fundraisers, corporate events and more! Garey House has approximately 2,000 square feet of indoor event space, best suited for intimate indoor events of 70-100 guests. The property includes nearly 7,500 square feet of outdoor event space, which can accommodate larger events with up to 200 guests.

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Italian/Pizza

Mexican

On the Go

Outdoor Patio Dining

Sweets/Coffee

 

Kid Friendly

 

Public Art

georgetown's newest muralGeorgetown 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/

San Gabriel Park

San Gabriel Park in Georgetown445 E. Morrow Street
(512) 930-3595
parks.georgetown.org

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.

 

Blue Hole

Blue Hole Downtown GeorgetownBlue 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.

Lake Georgetown

500 Lake Overlook Dr.
877-444-6777
Lake Georgetown Army Corps of Engineers

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. Online advance registrations are required to enter all Lake Georgetown Parks: Call 877-444-6777 or online  Lake Georgetown Reservations

City of Georgetown Hike & Bike Trails

georgetown hike and bike trail512-930-3595
parks.georgetown.org/hike-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. See all Georgetown Parks here: parks.georgetown.org/parks-and-trails and you can access an interactive map here: parks.georgetown.org/interactive-parks-and-trails-map.

Georgetown Art Center

Georgetown Art Center816 S. Main Street
(512) 930-2583
GeorgetownArtCenterTx.org

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.

Handcrafts Unlimited

handcrafts unlimited in downtown georgetown104 East 8th Street
(512) 869-1812
handcraftsunlimited.com

This unique shop is located on the historic Downtown Square. Operated as a not-for-profit consignment store by local senior citizens, Handcrafts Unlimited lets you watch quilters in action every Thursday afternoon. Hometown conversation abounds in this 20-year-old shop where you’ll find Texas handcrafted novelties, quilts and unique gifts.

E. 6th Street Relics & Antiques

East 6th Street Relics and Antiques314 E 6th St.
(512) 863-7969
facebook.com/E-6th-Street-Relics-Antiques

With a focus on the unusual and hard-to-find, Relics offers a wide range of antiques for your home and business. Whether you want vintage advertising, precious treasures or industrial chic, you’ll find it here.

Free Historic Courthouse Tours

historic courthouse in georgetownDowntown Square
512-943-1670
williamsonmuseum.org

Enjoy an entertaining tour while learning some of the rich Williamson County and Georgetown history! The Williamson Museum provides free guided tours of the beautiful historic Williamson County Courthouse. Tours are Fridays beginning at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.  Plan to arrive at the museum a few minutes early and you may want to call ahead to confirm tours as they are subject to change, 512-943-1670.

Skate Park

georgetown's skate park in san gabriel parkSan Gabriel Park, behind the Community Center
449 E. Morrow Street
(512) 930-3596
parks.georgetown.org/skate-park

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.

The Union on 8th

the union on 8th

224 E. 8th Street
(512) 591-1955
theuniononeighth.com

Capacity: 200
Food: Caterer of your choosing

The Union is comfortably nestled on the outskirts of the historic Georgetown square. Once a transmission shoppe, The Union is now a reclaimed, unique 6,000 square foot event space available for meetings, receptions, dinners, weddings and lots of other things. Bridal suite, professional kitchen. Valet parking + Mixologist + Roasting Pit available.

Congress Bridge Bats

Congress Avenue Brdige Bats1 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

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.

Artisans Connect Gallery

Artisans Connect Gallery in downtown Georgetown800 S. Austin Avenue Suite 105
(512) 864-0066
artisansconnect.net

Artisans Connect Gallery opened its doors in Georgetown on October 4th, 2012 with 15 local artists. Now about 30 local artists’ original artwork is available in the gallery at anytime. These Central Texas artists create in many mediums – paintings, pottery, fused glass, blown glass, metal, wood, photography, mixed media, and jewelry. The styles and subject matter are diverse.

Georgetown Indoor Pool

georgetown's indoor pool at the rec center1003 N. Austin Ave.
(512) 930-3541
parks.georgetown.org/aquatics

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.

Grace Heritage Center

Grace Heritage Center817 S. Main St.
GraceHeritageCenter.com

We invite you to experience a gracious chapel, steeped in history. Set on the edge of the historic downtown Square in Georgetown’s Arts & Culture District, Grace Heritage Center is available for public tours on Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and on First Fridays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Grace also serves as the business office of Preservation Georgetown during those hours. Rentals of Grace can be arranged through the Georgetown Public Library at 512-930-3552.

 

 

 

Georgetown Tennis Center

georgetown tx tennis center
400 Serenada Drive
(512) 931-2444
tennis.georgetown.org

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.