Not long after we moved to Austin from Los Angeles, we wanted to explore the nearby small towns and sites. Georgetown was at the top of our list, and only 45 minutes North of Austin. We visited for a weekend and put a guide together in case you want to do the same.
Things To Do
There is lots of downtown shopping, museums to visit, outdoors to explore and a ton of delicious places to eat and drink. Want to relax? A spa day might be in order!
Go see and swim in The Blue Hole, 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.
Visit the Williamson Museum, which features interactive tours and educational exhibits designed to give visitors a look at the area’s past (and its FREE). The museum presents many programs outside of its historic walls, offering weekly tours of the Williamson County Courthouse and taking part in monthly events like First Friday. Annual and periodic special events like the Chisholm Trail Days and Civil War cemetery tours, though held off-site, are hosted by the museum; tickets to such events can be purchased for a nominal fee from the museum.
Check out the Fountainwood Observatory (also FREE) and see what the sky has for you to behold on a clear Georgetown evening! See a beautiful crescent moon or brilliant planets. The S.U. Physics Department faculty is on-site to guide you along with talented observers from the Williamson County Astronomy Club.
Where to Stay
We decided to stay at the newly built Sheraton Georgetown, and were not disappointed. Close to downtown, and highway access, the Sheraton is in an ideal location. When we went the hotel was only around 5 months old! It has a beautiful pool and a path system that allows you to walk or bike into the town of Georgetown.
Where to Eat Breakfast
Stay in! We enjoyed a full self-serve breakfast at the Sheraton and it was delicious!
Where to Eat Lunch
Stop by El Monumento for some modern Mexican food. The outdoor seating area is beautiful and the food is devine!
Where to Eat Dinner
Back to the Sheraton! We ate at their restaurant, Brix and Ale. Part wine bar, part local pub, they serve classic comfort cuisine accompanied by a boutique wine, beer, and cocktail menu. You can’t beat the combination of good food and a beautiful view.