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Besides being known as the “Most Beautiful Town Square”, Georgetown, Texas offers so much to do, eat, and drink!
Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or just an afternoon escape, my guide is here to help you plan the best experience in Georgetown!
About Georgetown, Texas
Located just 27 miles north of Downtown Austin, Georgetown, Texas is home to dozen of local eateries, small businesses, and historic buildings.
You can come for the weekend, or just pop in on a Saturday afternoon. Whenever you do visit, you’re sure to find the town buzzing around the main square.
In fact, Georgetown’s town square is known as the “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas”!
If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering how they won this award. Well, sad to say I couldn’t find out an exact reason…
Related though, Georgetown was the first city in Texas to be designated as an award-winning “Main Street” city. The town cherishes its revitalized Courthouse and the surrounding Victorian era storefronts.
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Where to Stay in Georgetown
When we visit Georgetown for more than an afternoon, we love to stay at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center! This dog-friendly hotel has it all!
- Dog-friendly rooms (2 pet maximum, $50 pet fee)
- Heated outdoor pool (as pictured above!)
- Free WiFi and parking!
- Updated and modern rooms with all the amenities
- Two hotel restaurants: Jack’s Lounge and Brix and Ale
- Free bikes available to rent for the afternoon
- And best of all, the Sheraton is just a short drive from downtown Georgetown!
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What To Do in Georgetown, Tx
Downtown Georgetown (aka “The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas”) is one of the top highlights of visiting this small Hill Country town.
A whole afternoon can easily be spent eating, drinking, and shopping through Georgetown’s Town Square. Plenty of Victorian style architecture line the streets.
Fun Fact: You can drink beer and wine on the street around Georgetown’s Town Square!
Keep your eyes open, there are plenty of history markers around town that make for a fun, impromptu history lesson!
Downtown Georgetown is always buzzing. There are dozens of amazing things to do and places to visit in Georgetown’s Town Square but here are a few of my favorites. (More are mentioned further down in this travel guide!)
- The Williamson County Courthouse is the focal point of the town square. Free tours are available on Friday afternoons.
- All around the square you’ll find sculptures, public art, and large wall murals. The City of Georgetown does tours so check those out if you want to learn about them all!
- Finally, Downtown Georgetown offers two monthly events: First Fridays (February to December) and Market Days (Second Saturday, March to November)
Blue Hole Park is just a few blocks north of Downtown Georgetown if you’re looking for a bit of nature while in town. Most notably, the park features a scenic lagoon that is perfect for swimming. There is also no entry fee to access the park.
Inner Space Caverns is one of the most well-preserved caves in Texas. With a truly unique discovery story, archeologists have discovered beautiful formations, large cavern rooms, and prehistoric animal bones over the past few decades. Tickets are available to purchase online or in person.
Lake Georgetown is a 1,200 acre lake that is heaven for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers. The lake offers boating, swimming, skiing, fishing, camping, a wildlife preserve, and 16 miles of hiking and biking trails.
Palace Theatre was built in 1926 and has been an important part of Downtown Georgetown ever since. Today, the theater showcases year-round season of musicals, dramas, and comedy shows. Check the theatre’s website for the full calendar of upcoming shows.
Where to Eat in Georgetown, Texas
600 Degrees Pizza Long craft beer list – Creative and unique pizzas – Daily food specials
Blue Corn Harvest Moderately priced Southwest plates – Happy hours featuring margaritas – Gluten-free and dairy-free options
Brix & Ale (pictured above) Modern bar and grill inside Sheraton Georgetown – Seasonal menus with American comfort foods
El Monumento Traditional Mexican food with “contemporary” twist – Beautiful patio space – Exciting and innovative cocktail list
Monument Cafe Established in 1920 – Traditional Texas roadside cusine made with local and organic ingredients – World Famous Monument Pies made in-house daily
Where to Drink in Georgetown, Tx
Barrel & Amps (pictured above) is a full bar and restaurant upfront and an entertainment venue in the back. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Georgetown, mainly because they have a phenomenal craft beer tap list that I get to drink alongside their life-changing sliders.
Mesquite Creek Outfitters is often referred to as “Georgetown’s Living Room” and it’s absolutely one of my favorite places to visit on the square. It’s a retail area selling outdoor apparel, but also features bar with local craft beer and wine on tap!
Barking Armadillo Brewing (pictured above) is a family owned and operated brewery in Georgetown, Texas. They opened in 2020, right at the start of Coivd-19 outbreak. Since then, they’ve proved to be a valuable member of their neighborhood and have grown to feature a long list of interesting brews. Their taproom is dog-friendly inside and out, and the brewery features different food trucks on the weekends.
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Barons Creek Wine Room is your place if beer is not your thing. As an outpost of Hill Country’s Barons Creek Vineyards, their downtown wine room provides a fun and unique wine tasting experience right on the square.
Lamppost Coffee (pictured above) is one of several coffee shops in Georgetown, but this one is my favorite. Lamppost is a cute coffee shop right behind the courthouse where they merge science and art together to prepare amazing drinks for their guests. They also started making their own syrups in house, which are so very delicious!
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