Many folks fly down I-35 to get to the hipsters and music of Austin, but what they don't realize is that this town is filled with adventure all it's own. To those that choose to explore it, they find that this laid-back town is just as epic as its more famous neighbor.
The Georgetown Square
If a place is known for having the “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas” it’s probably a good idea to start your day trip on the square. Check out the old-fashioned and American-made toys at All Things Kids. Strap on some moccasins and a buffalo headdress at Tribal Impressions, a southwest apparel and artwork store. Work on your guitar licks at Ken’z Guitars. The possibilities are endless.
Williamson Museum & Courthouse
Learn about the history of Georgetown and Williamson County at the Williamson Museum which is right on the Square. While you’re you can also ask the folks at the museum for a tour of the Williamson County Courthouse, where Dan Moody famously tried members of the KKK for a hate crime and won in the 1920s.
Cianfrani Coffee Co.
When you’re in Georgetown, do as the locals do and grab a cup of coffee at local shop and roaster Cianfrani Coffee Co. right on the Square. Then you can get to exploring the Square or just sit at a table on the porch and watch as the city wakes up.
At this joint on the Square, class is in session — but instead of grades, you’ll be getting juicy burgers. The burgers are massive and you can customize them with whatever toppings you want. And if you’re really starving, you can take the “Full Ride” challenge where you must eat five 1 lb burgers and a pound of fries in one hour. Winners are added to the Dean’s List!
Grab a pick-me-up at this far-out bakery on the Square. They’ve got everything you need for a sugary afternoon snack from cookies and cupcakes to Cuvee coffee! While you can’t go wrong with any cupcake, I highly suggest the Ooh La La cupcake which is a moist chocolate cupcake, filled with dulce de leche and topped with icing, chocolate drizzles and candy. It’s messy and amazing!
This roadside diner just serves up delicious country cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and all of the ingredients are fresh and local. Though it may be hard, be sure you save room for a slice of homemade pie!
Head to El Monumento for delectable interior Mexican cuisine. You can polish off your meal with an amazing view of Blue Hole on the patio or you can saddle up to the bar and enjoy their refreshing signature shaved ice Margarita.
Right outside of downtown Georgetown is the legendary Blue Hole swimming hole where you can take a dip in the San Gabriel River or just relax and take in some sun. If you get hungry after your swim, just walk back up the hill to find all sorts of eateries.
Inner Space Caverns
Head down under to explore what Georgetown offers below the surface. Explore this beautiful cave on foot or take a tour where you crawl through undeveleoped sections of the cave like a true adventurer!
Georgetown Challenge Course
With a group of about 10, you can do the most challenging thing in town by team building and flying high at the Georgetown Challenge Course. You’ll be climbing over rock walls, jumping across towering polls and having a blast all the while!