Ready to get away from the Austin hustle and bustle? Welcome to Georgetown, a charming small town with big city amenities, now considered one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. If you enjoy a slower pace without sacrificing great food and good fun, you will want to venture out to Georgetown.
Visit Georgetown’s Attractions
One of the best things to do on a nice day is find yourself a watering hole (or two) in Georgetown. Wine aficionados will appreciate that there are several options to choose from. Some nights it’s a sports fans dream, other nights there’s a little live music to go with your cocktail or crafty beer. Let’s explore some of Georgetown’s Attractions…
Barking Armadillo Brewing
A Texan family-owned friendly neighborhood brewpub operation committed to brewing quality beer utilizing carefully selected ingredients to bring you fresh and tasty pours. This brewing company offers their staple brews as well as rotating guest taps, hand-selected wines, and non-alcoholic beverages. The Barking Armadillo Brewing Company usually has a food truck on site so you can munch while you drink a brew or two.
Georgetown’s only craft brewery, from light to dark, from fruity to bitter and everything in between. Rentsch Brewery 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.
Barons Creek Winery
Located in the beautifully restored historic Love building, in the heart of the historic Georgetown downtown square. Stop by and enjoy their award-winning wines, with plenty of seating in their piano lounge area and 50 feet of wine bar to spread out. Barons Creek Winery offers wine tasting flights for first timers to get to know their wines. They also offer food and wine paired flights, a charcuterie board, and of course, wines by the glass or bottle.
Grape Creek Winery
Located in a beautifully renovated building on the town square, in historic downtown Georgetown. Their wines have won 100’s of medals in the last two years in competitions in California, New York, Ontario, and Texas. The classis wine tasting is a crowd favorite, a guided tasting, perfect for those visiting Grape Creek for their first time or returning guests wishing to taste the current release.
Stop in at Georgetown Winery and taste some of their award-winning wines which have won over 200 medals in the past two years from competitions in New York, California, Indiana, and Texas. All of their wines are made in Georgetown since 2007 and is the first winery to open in Williamson County.
Estrada Garcia Gallery
This Fine Art gallery highlights local artists of Williamson County and the surrounding counties. Owner and veteran Judith Estrada Garcia, began painting to help heal her post traumatic stress after retiring from the military. Her art is a result of her transition from Warrior to Artist. She hopes that the paintings she creates speak to others that may be experiencing the same pain and serve to heal them, encouraging others to use a creative process to heal themselves.
The DayTripper World Headquarters
Located in Downtown Georgetown, stop by to see their collection of Texas-made goods and exclusive Daytripper merchandise. Swing by and say hi, grab a free beer from their in-store taps. Say “Howdy” and have a great time, because that’s the Texas way.
Historic Williamson County Courthouse
This beautiful neoclassical structure is the focal point of the central business district and is visible for miles around. This three-story buff brick courthouse features terra cotta and limestone elements across much of its exterior and is crowned with an impressive dome of patinated copper and a statue of Themis, goddess of divine law. The Williamson County Courthouse was restored to its original splendor in 2007.
The Williamson Museum
This museum is rich in culture and heritage of Williamson County with their exhibits, fun educational programming for the whole family, monthly hands-on events and other events for the community. The Williamson Museum also provides tours of the Historic Williamson County Courthouse.
Blue Hole Lagoon
The Blue Hole Park is a scenic lagoon bordered by limestone bluffs along the South Fork of the San Gabriel River. It is located five blocks north of the downtown Square along N. Austin Avenue. The park features picnic areas, restrooms, and wading areas. There is no entry fee to access Blue Hole Park, however equipment rentals are not offered at the park. Bring yourself or the whole family and experience the Blue Hole Lagoon.
Downtown Splash Pad
This fantastic brick courtyard located next to the Art Center in downtown Georgetown is a great way to cool off from that summer sun, swing by and check out the water jets erupting from the ground. Free to the public, this splash pad is surely something your family can enjoy on a hot Texas summer day.
Georgetown Art Center
The art center is emerging as a centerpiece of arts and culture in Georgetown and draws attention from across the state. Each year, more than 100 different artists and more than 200 pieces are exhibited at the center, which welcomes almost 3,000 visitors each month. Education is an important focus of the center, which has an attached studio. Artist talks, a visiting artist workshop series, special topic workshops for children, open studio sessions, and lectures foster art skills and abilities in the community. The art center has a partnership with Cordovan Art School, which manages weekly skill building art classes and children’s summer camp, and a community outreach program benefits local children and offers scholarships for summer camp, classes, and workshops. The art center is housed in a historic building just off the downtown Square.
This theater is located in the historic downtown district and is home to year-round season of live theater productions including musicals, comedies, and dramas. This former movie house was renovated and opened their doors to the public is 2001 as a live theater venue. Check out their upcoming shows, snag a ticket or two you will not be disappointed with their theater productions.
In Georgetown, open windows encourage shopping. Whether you are on an antiquing mission to uncover a long-forgotten but sure to be well-loved piece or are in search of the perfect gift for that very important someone, you’ll no doubt find just what you’ve been looking for in one of Georgetown’s many stores both on and off the Square.
Wolf Ranch Shopping Center
This shopping center located on 1015 W. University Avenue offers a variety of stores ranging from home goods, electronics, and apparel. Wolf Ranch Shopping Center is an open-air community center and if home to over 80 retail stores and restaurants with scenic areas that reinforce the natural Central Texas elements.
Foundry 42 Coffee and Gifts
Experience the workshop and home furnishings retail space with many items being produced by the Foundry42 team. It also boasts a coffee bar as well as limited assortment of feel good baked goodies. A gem on the Square, shop local in this warm and inviting environment that is a fantastic place for unique gifts.
Georgetown Antique Mall
This antique mall has some of the best antiques and collectables in Central Texas, swing by and check out what Georgetown Antique Mall has to offer. Their assortment ranges from silver, stained glass, linens, china, furniture, glassware, jewelry, books and lamps. They also do appraisals and offer furniture and lamp repairs.
This antique shop has a unique collection of antiques, collectables, and home décor. Antiques add so much more to a home, office, or studio. If you’re the type of person who can’t pass by a shop, just wondering what may lie within – stop by Gatherings for all your vintage and antique needs.
Pink Poppy ARTisans Boutique
This boutique and gift store is made in the USA for women by women. Pink Poppy is an exclusive retailer of Brighton, Consuela, Farm House Fresh, Artisan Jewelry and so much more.
Mesquite Creek Outfitters
This is a unique shop in Georgetown, when a group of like-minded individuals opened shop they thought – well, we like beer and we like gear… Only made sense to open a spot where the community could come together, have a cold beer, a glass of wine, relax and chat with friends, and maybe do a little shopping. Check out Mesquite Creek Outfitters, you will be surprised with what they offer from their selections of craft beer and wines to their men’s and women’s apparel – ask what’s tasty on their food menu they have some local favorites that win over their regulars.
Owned and operated by Native American Master Hatter, Nate Funmaker. Nate’s hats are constructed utilizing vintage equipment using centuries-old craftsmanship techniques. Nate has been handcrafting hats for nearly twenty years and his skills can be readily seen and felt in the finished products. His hats are renowned and treasured for their high quality furs, durability, and beauty by celebrities like Josh Bernstein and Will Smith, ranchers and just plain “hat folks”.
A hard day’s play or a romantic night out on the town calls for delicious food, and Georgetown has more then enough yum to go around. From farm-to-table fare to grab-and-go grub, the restaurants both on the square and off are indulge-worthy.
District Six Georgetown
A neighborhood sports centric restaurant serving elevated bar food, drinks and good times. Located behind the Georgetown Art Center on the historic Square, also known as “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. If you haven’t been you should definitely add D6 to the places to visit in Georgetown.
A 1940’s style diner that specializing in home-style cooking. Every meal at Monument Cafe is served with fresh ingredients and you got to try their amazing selection of homemade desserts made from scratch.
Spice up your evening with Gumbo’s food, voted Austin Best Cajun-Creole style cuisine has spread their reach to Georgetown. From their tempting tenderloins to their fresh fish dishes to their divine desserts and live music most evenings. Gumbo’s has something for everyone, check out their full bar while you are there.
Ichiro Asian Bistro & Wine Bar
You will be impressed the moment you walk in, Ichiro Asian Bistro & Wine Bar with their great ambiance and impressive wine. Their attentive friendly staff will guide you in making a great decision from their menu. The food is yummy and their presentation is picturesque. Swing by and enjoy a wonderful meal in a relaxing setting.
The Pit Bar-B-Q
Barbecue is a way of life in Texas, there’s just no way around it. The Pit serves smoked beef, turkey, ribs, sausage and don’t forget about the cobbler! This restaurant also has a drive-through for your picnics or quick grabs.
The Golden Rule
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, however the menu is subject to change. This restaurant also offers a full bar with featured cocktails and try their extensive whiskey collection.
600 Degrees Pizzeria & Market Place
Their pizza dough is made fresh daily and are hand-tossed to order by their artisan bakers. Swing by and enjoy their relaxing atmosphere with some drinks, appetizers, and great company while 600 Degrees Pizzeria prepare your pie jus the way you like it.
Enjoy generous hospitality at El Monumento home-style Mexican cuisine with influences from South Texas, Interior and Costal Mexico. The majestic 7,700 square foot restaurant is a modern design and includes four separate dining areas, an open kitchen, an interior courtyard, a terrace overlooking the Blue Hole Lagoon, and El Bar, serving hand crafted cocktails in a pavilion with glass walls that overlooks the courtyard. Plan a stop at El Monumento for great food serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
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Parks & Outdoors
The best parks in Georgetown is just a short drive away. Whether you are looking for a new spot for a family camping trip or a dog-friendly destination, you’ll find what you are looking for just around the corner in Georgetown. Explore winding trails, rugged forest land, vast prairies, and more – all just a stone’s throw from your backyard.
This premier indoor baseball and softball training facility offers private lessons, cage rentals, state of the art pitching machines, a fully stocked pro shop, personal weight training, and so much more. Located across the street from East View High School. D-Bat in Georgetown offers something for everyone with kids birthday parties, personal training, boot camps for kids and adults.
Inner Space Cavern
A living cave located in Georgetown, its formations continue to develop and take shape. For over 80,000 years the Inner Space Cavern has been constantly changing, allowing for a spectacular display and breathtaking formations. The Inner Space Cavern is also pet-friendly with kennels available for your four-legged friend and is free of charge for any visiting pet as they wait for their owners to finish their tour.
Centex Mini Golf
A hidden gem in Georgetown with so much more than just mini golf. An 18 hole is fun for everyone, there is also a pro shop inside. There is Clubhouse events as well such as wine tastings, comedy shows, meeting and private event spaces – the possibilities are endless at Centex Mini Golf.
San Gabriel Paddlesports
Various locations of drop off’s and pick-ups on the San Gabriel River and on Lake Georgetown. Savor spectacular Hill Country views as you paddle the lake’s quiet coves and isolated inlets. check out San Gabriel Paddlesports to see the variety of rental options or to make a reservation for your next adventure.
Georgetown’s flagship park and a destination that will offer a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. Nestled along the South San Gabriel River, amenities at the park include a playground, a splash pad, a dog park, and an equestrian arena, fishing ponds, the Garey House event facility, pavilions, picnic shelters, and more than 7 miles of hiking and equestrian trails.
San Gabriel River Trail
Also known as “Goodwater Loop”, is over 20 miles of trails along the San Gabriel River and Lake Georgetown. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. You can also bring your pet to the trail but make sure you have a leash handy, they will need to be remained leashed while exploring the trails.
Crockett Gardens Falls
Georgetown 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 will need to snag a day pass. You can park your vehicle at Cedar Breaks Parking area then hike to the falls. Be prepared for rough terrain, you can also kayak there – reach out to San Gabriel Paddlesports and they will set you up with a kayak.
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 as well as a boat ramp and restrooms with showers. There is also a primitive camp, if you want to test your survival instincts at Tejas Park that includes a picnic area. The fishing at Lake Georgetown is some of the best in the region and you will need to make an online reservation in advance to enter any of the Lake Georgetown Parks.
Located on 151 Holly St. is home to Georgetown’s first off-leash dog park. Bark Park over 5 acres offers space for your four-legged friend to run freely and features separate areas for small dogs (under 30 pounds) and large dogs. There is plenty of parking as well as water fountains, trash containers, and agility equipment. When you visit make sure you read and understand the rules posted at the park for an enjoyable visit.
Georgetown Recreation Center
An absolute gem of a facility built for the community. Georgetown Recreation Center has a sparkling indoor pool, along with their workout room that has large TV’s all over the weight room, and indoor basketball court. In addition to all the amenities the Center has an indoor pall, a game room with video games, a pool table, foosball, ping pong and more. You can purchase a daily pass or get an annual membership, Georgetown Recreation Center has something for the whole family.
Veteran’s Memorial Plaza
The Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza 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. There are Memorial Day and Veterans Day Services held every year which is open to the public to honor all those who have served.
Berry Springs Park and Preserve
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.
From lively foodie favorites to quieter gems with plenty of outdoor activities, Georgetown is a great town to live in and raise your family in. Just a short trip to Austin you can assure you will avoid the big city hustle and bustle, located in Williamson County and is ranked as one of the best places to live in Texas. Pacesetter Homes in the Saddle Creek community offers a creative variety of floor plans and lot sizes, as well as TwinHomes swing by our Model Home today.