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16 Fun Things to do in Georgetown, TX

16 Fun Things to do in Georgetown, TX

Looking for a fun Texas small town? Look no further than Georgetown, TX. There are so many fun things to do in Georgetown, TX, that we know you will fall in love with it just like we did!

Georgetown offers visitors the opportunity to experience some genuine Texas hospitality while enjoying a historic Texas town.

Voted “The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas,” it is no wonder that Georgetown prides itself on providing a unique and fun experience for visitors.

During your time in Georgetown, TX, you can enjoy some incredible outdoor adventures, check out their delicious food scene, taste some wine, and enjoy the artistic vibe of the community.

Growing up in Texas means that we have always enjoyed touring Texas’s small towns, and trust us when we tell you Georgetown, TX is one of the best!

So, whether you are planning the perfect Texas road trip or a quick weekend getaway, don’t miss adding Georgetown to your list!

Let’s check out all the things to do in Georgetown, TX!

Full disclaimer: We were guests of Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau, but, of course, all opinions are our own!

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    1. Historic Downtown Georgetown, TX

    The Historic Downtown Georgetown area is centered around the Georgetown Courthouse.

    Voted “The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas,” the historic downtown square is the perfect place to start your visit to Georgetown, TX.

    Here you can shop the boutique shops around the square or grab a coffee at a local coffee shop.

    One of my favorite things is to hit up the wineries, like Georgetown Winery, and do a wine tasting in their tasting room!

    Before you leave the historic town square, take time to visit the art galleries around the square.

    Not only is it great to visit the local businesses, but the fact that they are located in historic buildings is also a treat!

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    2. Inner Space Cavern

    4200 S. I-35 Frontage Road

    Inner Space Cavern is the fourth most extensive cave system in Texas, so it is worth a visit during your time in Georgetown, TX.

    The caves, discovered by the Texas Highway Department in 1963, contain all sorts of incredible rock formations.

    While touring the cave system, you will see stalagmites, pillars, stalactites, and possibly, bats!

    Inner Space Caverns offers a fabulous introductory tour for people of all ages called the Adventure Tour.

    They also offer a Hidden Passages Tour and a Wild Cave Tour that allow you to explore the cave on a different level.

    While at Inner Space Cavern, you can also check out their zipline, playground, ice-age mammals, and gemstone mining area for a fun time.

    If you want a terrific souvenir of your time in Georgetown, TX, visit the on-site gift shop.

    For more information, visit the Inner Space Cavern website.

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    3. Blue Hole Park & Lagoon

    When I first visited Georgetown’s Blue Hole Park, I couldn’t believe this little oasis was just a few blocks from the historic Downtown Square.

    The Blue Hole Park and Lagoon is the perfect place to connect with the outdoors in Georgetown.

    One of the scenic river parks in Georgetown, this is the perfect place to enjoy a day swimming, fishing, kayaking, or sunbathing, thanks to the park’s location on the San Gabriel River.

    The lagoon is truly a fabulous escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    Surrounded by gorgeous limestone cliffs and small waterfalls, the lagoon portion of the San Gabriel River is a relaxing escape, making it the perfect place for a picnic lunch or an afternoon nap.

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    4. See a Live Performance at Georgetown Palace Theatre

    Georgetown Palace Theatre is a historic theatre that welcomes visitors to enjoy live performances, including plays and musicals.

    Ran by a non-profit organization, the performing arts center highlights local talent in its fun lineup of performances.

    With shows like Beauty and the Beast, A Tuna Christmas, and Cabaret, you will surely find one that fits your style.

    We had the opportunity to see Singing in the Rain during our visit, and we loved it. The performers did an excellent job!

    Of course, I loved stepping back in time inside the art-deco-themed theatre.

    The Palace Theatre also hosts summer camps and classes for kids and adults.

    You can find more information on the Palace Theatre’s website.

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    5. Eat At Monument Café

    500 S. Austin Avenue

    The Monument Cafe has been a staple in Georgetown for years. Its recent appearance on the popular Food Network show, Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives means it is more popular than ever!

    While you can visit during breakfast or lunch, I love eating breakfast at the Monument Cafe.

    The made-from-scratch cinnamon rolls, traditional Migas, and sugar-crusted waffles are a few of my favorite breakfast dishes from the Monument Cafe.

    Of course, you cannot leave without trying some of their fantastic pie. Save room for this (or take a piece to go).

    The Monument Cafe is conveniently located right off the town square, making it quick and easy to visit.

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    6. Sweet Eats Fruit Farm

    14400 E. State Highway 29

    For a fun and unique activity during your time in Georgetown, pay a visit to Sweet Eats Fruit Farm.

    One of the most popular things at Sweet Eats Fruit Farm is picking your fruits, especially strawberries!

    Sweet Eats Fruit Farm offers various seasonal fruits depending on the time of year you visit.

    Strawberries are in season from March through May, and stone fruits like pears, plums, peaches, and nectarines are prime for picking between May and August.

    In addition to fruit picking, the farm offers several other attractions for visitors. You can check out the petting zoo, pony rides, play area, and an on-site maze!

    In addition to this, Sweet Eats Fruit Farm also holds annual festivals on its property. A massive draw during their festival is their corn maze, food truck, and pumpkin patch!

    Of course, it wouldn’t be a festival without some live music, so you can also count on that during your visit.

    Sweet Eats Farm is one of the hidden gems in Georgetown.

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    7. Lake Georgetown

    Would you believe Georgetown, TX, is also home to a 1200-acre lake? It’s true!

    Grab your rod and reel and head to Georgetown Lake to see if you can catch a fish or two during your visit. Lake Georgetown is known for having white bass, small and largemouth bass, and catfish.

    If you are looking for a lakeside park, Jim Hogg Park and Cedar Breaks Park give you lake access to enjoy exciting activities on the water!

    Here you can launch your boat, have access to picnic areas, restrooms, RV hookups, and camping facilities.

    Russell Park has all of this and offers visitors a designated swimming area to enjoy.

    If the weather isn’t right for lake recreation, you can still plan a visit and take advantage of the miles of hiking and biking trails available around the lake.

    The San Gabriel River Trail is a 26-mile trail that takes you around the lake.

    If that’s too much of a hike, choose a small section of the trail to explore instead.

    We visited Overlook Park during our visit to Georgetown Lake. We enjoyed walking a portion of the trail while taking in the surrounding prairie land and fabulous lake views.

    You can learn more about the lake and the usage fees associated with usage here.

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    8. Georgetown Winery

    Georgetown Winery was the first winery to open in Williamson County, so it is a must-visit during your time in Georgetown, TX.

    Located in one of the historical buildings on the historic square, the Georgetown Winery offers gourmet food items, wine slushies, and a wide variety of wines in their tasting room.

    I love their peach wine. It is delicious!

    Be sure to do a wine tasting to discover your favorite wine from a great local winery.

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    9. San Gabriel Park

    Another fabulous place to explore the outdoors is the 180-acre San Gabriel Park.

    This incredible park is near the San Gabriel River and offers visitors hiking and biking trails, a playground, shade, and even a skateboard area.

    There are also opportunities for fishing and swimming, thanks to the location on the San Gabriel River.

    San Gabriel Park is perfect for free outdoor entertainment during your visit to Georgetown, Texas!

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    10. Georgetown Murals

    Murals and street art are the latest craze. You can find a mural or two when visiting small towns or big cities like Austin, Dallas, or Houston.

    Of course, Georgetown, TX, is no exception to this rule. There are fun murals and fabulous street art located all around Georgetown.

    One of the most popular murals is the “Greetings from Georgetown” mural on the west wall of Gus’s Drug on University.

    I loved the mural titled “Dreaming of Papaver Rhoeas” by Angela Effenberger. The mural, which depicts the red poppy flowers that Georgetown is known for, can be found on the side of Starbucks. (I mean, it is the Red Poppy Capital!)

    Other murals to check out include “Traditions to the Future,” located at 215 W. 8th Street, “All You Need Is Love,” which can be found at 1202 Williams Drive, and “Everyone Deserves Kindness,” which can be found at 101 E. Seventh Street.

    This is only a sampling of the public art found around Georgetown, TX. Just look around. You are bound to see more.

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    11. Georgetown Art Center

    816 S. Main Street

    The Georgetown Art Center is a non-profit organization that prides itself on making art more accessible to the general public.

    Located in a building that used to be the city’s fire department, the Georgetown Art Center is located in a piece of Georgetown’s history.

    During your visit, you can see the art exhibits and shows the Georgetown Art Center hosts throughout the year.

    For more information, be sure to visit the art center’s website.

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    12. Williamson Museum

    716 S. Austin Avenue

    To dive into the history of Georgetown and Williamson County, visit the Williamson Museum.

    Located in an old bank building, the Williamson Museum highlights the area’s history through educational displays, artifacts, and interactive exhibits.

    The Williamson Museum offers free guided tours, which allow you to hear some great stories associated with the collection of artifacts housed at the museum. The tours are also offered at the Civil War Cemetery and the Williamson County Courthouse.

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    13. Grape Creek On The Square

    101 W. 7th Street

    If you are in the mood for more wine tasting, then be sure to visit Grape Creek on the Square.

    As its name suggests, Grape Creek on the Square is located on the historic downtown square in Georgetown, TX.

    Take time to do a tasting in their tasting room and allow their professional staff to help you choose a new favorite wine during your time at Grape Creek.

    After your tasting, purchase a glass (or a bottle) of your new favorite wine and head outside to the Grape Creek patio to enjoy some Texas sunshine.

    If you happen to be visiting on the weekend, you may just be treated to some live music!

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    14. Georgetown Public Library

    402 W. 8th Street

    You are probably wondering why we put a public library on our list. That is because the Georgetown Public Library is home to much more than just books.

    Of course, you can enjoy all the “traditional” library activities here, like reading books, listening to music, and using the internet and computers.

    The Georgetown Public Library is unique because it also houses some incredible artwork, an on-site cafe, a coffee shop, and a bookstore.

    Be sure to check it out during your time visiting Georgetown.

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    15. Old Williamson County Jail

    312 S. Main Street

    The Williamson County Jail is located a few blocks from the Georgetown Square.

    This unique building dates back to 1888 and was used as a jail for almost 100 years, housing some of the most notorious criminals in this area.

    Granted, the building is currently closed to the public, but you can still go by and check out the Classical French Bastille architecture made from Texas limestone.

    16. Veteran’s Memorial Plaza

    2 Texas Drive

    A visit to the Veteran’s Memorial Plaza allows you to pay tribute to the soldiers who have fought for America’s freedom.

    The plaza, located in the Sun City Community of Georgetown, is a place to show respect and remembrance for those who gave their lives fighting for American freedom.

    The plaza walls are engraved with the names of veterans that have served America during various wars throughout history.

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    Where to Stay in Georgetown

    We recommend staying at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center.

    The Sheraton Hotel in Georgetown offers visitors a gorgeous property that is well-appointed and comfortable.

    The hotel boasts a modern atmosphere that is complimented by the treetop views thanks to its location in River Park.

    Take advantage of the hotel’s heated pool before enjoying the expansive patio area with outdoor games like cornhole. Of course, this beautiful patio is the perfect place to enjoy evening cocktails.

    You will find a fabulous restaurant, Brix and Ale, and an onsite bar serving delicious craft cocktails.

    Of course, the rooms are comfortable, with loads of fabulous amenities.

    The Sheraton Austin Georgetown is a destination all its own!

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    About The Author

    Michelle Snell is a travel writer, history buff, wine lover, and enthusiast of different cultures. Michelle enjoys bringing places to life through her informative writing style on her blogs, That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel.  Her practical tips and suggestions help make travel dreams a reality while immersing her readers in the history, culture, and food of a region.  She is happiest sipping wine in Italy or chilling on a beach with her husband, Marty.

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    Sage Scott

    Wednesday 11th of January 2023

    Oh, wow! Historic Downtown Georgetown is absolutely adorable! I'm a sucker for murals, and you know I couldn't visit without a stop at the Georgetown Winery!

    Joanna

    Monday 9th of January 2023

    It looks like there are plenty of things to do in Georgetown. I like that there is a combination of cultural and fun activities, but also that there is plenty of nature around. Good food is also a plus!

    texasonly

    Wednesday 11th of January 2023

    You are so right, Joanna. Georgetown really has so much to offer. A little something for everyone!

    Dania

    Monday 9th of January 2023

    The winery in Georgetown, TX caught my attention right off the bat. :) Looks like lots of fun things to do that even my kids would enjoy.

    Yvonne

    Monday 9th of January 2023

    I have never heard of Georgetown, TX, but it looks like a fun and interesting place to visit! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Jenn | By Land and Sea

    Friday 6th of January 2023

    Small towns like this are so charming, but this one is also packed with fun stuff to do! Love it!!