Georgetown: The Best Kept Secret of Texas Hill Country

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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!

Hill Country has no shortage of natural swimming holes, unique places to stay, delicious restaurants to eat at, and places to explore and Georgetown easily challenges some of these bigger known cities with half the crowds and twice the natural beauty.

Located 30 miles north of the hustling and bustling big city of Austin, Georgetown is the perfect place to spend a day or a weekend swimming, eating, and exploring. Here are our top reasons why Georgetown is Central Texas’ Best Kept Secret:

Red Poppy Mural in the Texas Hill Country in the city of Georgetown TX

THINGS TO DO IN GEORGETOWN

Blue Hole Park

Blue Hole is a beautiful lagoon located off the San Gabriel River. It is a popular destination for hiking, biking, and swimming and is often included in lists of Austin’s best swimming holes. With towering limestone bluffs and serene blue water this is the perfect place to cool off!

Location: Blue Hole is located at Second and Rock St. There is free public parking located on the corner of Rock & 3rd Street in either the parking lot or garage.
Hours: 5AM- 10 PM Daily
Entrance: Free

Blue Hole Park in Georgetown Texas
Blue Hole Park in Georgetown Texas

Inner Space Caverns, Georgetown Tx

Hidden for 10,000 years and accidentally discovered in 1963 by a Texas drilling team, Inner Space Caverns is one of the best preserved cave systems in Texas. These caverns are still living which means they’re constantly changing and taking on new shapes. The cave system is 72 degrees year round which can be a nice break from the summer’s heat or somewhere warmer to explore during the winter months.

The Adventure Tour is one of the most popular tours and runs from an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes long. The adventure tour gives you some of the best views of their largest and and most decorated formations. You can choose which tour you’d like to take as well as purchase your tickets online.

Location: 4200 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Georgetown, TX 78626
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday: 10 am-5 pm
Tickets: Children 3 and under: Free
Children 4-12: $14.95
Adults: $20.95
Friday- Sunday Children: $15.95
Adults: $21.95

Exploring Georgetown Square in Austin Texas

Stroll Through Texas’ Prettiest Town Square

Voted as “Texas’ Most Beautiful Downtown Square” this strip of restaurants and shops are a must see. Grab a coffee, visit a classic wooden toy shop, indulge in sweet treats, shop in boutiques, and stroll through the historic square of downtown Georgetown.

Some must visit stops in Downtown:

  • 600 Degrees Pizza
  • All Things Kids
  • The Baked Bear
  • Day Tripper World Headquarters
  • Red Bird Mercantile
  • Mikey V’s Hotsauce
  • Lampost Coffee
  • Historic Williamson County Courthouse

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm

Location: 14400 E. State Highway 29 Georgetown, TX 78626
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9 am-6pm
Tickets
: Children under 2 are Free
General Admission: $16 per person

Sweet Eats Fall Festival in Georgetown
The Pumpkin House at Sweet Eats is so cool!

Sweet Eats is mostly known for it’s fall festival but it’s so much more than that! It is the ultimate family friendly fun spot to be! The kids are sure to have an absolute blast here doing all the fun activities they have to offer. You’ll definitely want to plan a full day here! Some of the main attractions are:

  • Pumpkin Patch (Seasonal)
  • Petting Zoo
  • San Gabriel River
  • Pony Rides
  • Fruit Picking (Seasonal)
  • Jump Pad
  • Treasure Mountain
  • Obstacle Course
  • Apple Sling Shot
  • Tire Pile and Slides

    and so much more!
Sweet Eats Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival in Georgetown Texas
Sweet Eats Fall Festival

Watch The Sun Go Down at Lake Georgetown

Lake Georgetown is a reservoir located off the San Gabriel River. It is a beautiful blue lake that you can pack a desert for and go catch the sunset like we did!

Walk Around the Oldest College Campus in Texas

Southwestern University was formed in 1873 making it the oldest college campus in Texas. The campus is a beautiful mix of architecture and nature with swopping old trees. Southwestern University is famous for attracting well known speakers one being Hellen Keller.

Southwestern University in Georgetown Texas
Walk around the oldest college campus in Texas; Southwestern University

Shop At A Vintage Toy Shop

While you’re visiting downtown Georgetown be sure to stop in at ‘All Things Kids’. It is a vintage feeling toy shop full of mostly wooden toys with an icecream and candy shop located in the back.

Go Mural Hunting

One of our favorite things to do in each city we visit is to find the welcome mural! Georgetown’s main mural is located at Gus’s Drug store as well as their Red Poppy mural!

Where To Stay in Georgetown Tx

Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel

The outdoor space at The Sheraton in Georgetown Texas
The outdoor space at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel

The Sheraton is centrally located to so many of Georgetown’s main attractions making it the perfect place to stay while exploring the city. Our favorite part of staying at the Sheraton was the heated pool, hill country views, and the many parks located within walking distance to the hotel. There are even bikes you can ride, courtesy of the hotel, that you can use to bike down the popular trail right behind the hotel.

Relaxing at The Sheraton in Austin Georgetown

Where To Eat in Georgetown Tx

600 Degrees Pizza

So many delicious pizza choices at 600 degrees pizza in downtown Georgetown.
Basil Pesto Pizza, Hot Wings, and Garlic Bread were some of out favorite things at 600 Degrees!

600 Degrees has a pretty big reputation and it held up well! They had some of the best garlic bread I’ve ever had! Their hot wings and pizza were equally as good! Make sure to stop in and grab a slice here!

The Baked Bear

The Baked Bear Custom Ice cream sandwiches in Georgetown Texas
Custom made Icecream Sandwiches at The Baked Bear in Georgetown Texas

I can not say enough good things about this place! I’ve never seen an ice-cream shop that makes custom ice cream sandwiches! You pick a cookie, ice-cream flavor, topping and they make it all fresh right in front of you. You can even have your cookie warmed up without melting your ice-cream!

Monument Café

Stop in at this old timey diner and grab a traditional American style breakfast at this popular Georgetown spot! I recommend the chicken and biscuits, they were some of the best I’ve ever had! They even made mickey mouse shaped chocolate chip pancakes for the kids!

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