Things To Do In Georgetown, Texas

Georgetown is booming. According to the US Census Bureau, it is the fastest-growing city in the nation, with the population increasing by more than 10% in one year. The once sleepy town just 30 miles north of Austin is now 75,000 strong and making room for more.

The charming downtown boasts the Most Beautiful Square in Texas. The architecture offers an authentic flavor of Central Texas settlers with German and Slavic influences. And San Gabriel Park is a scenic oasis on the border of downtown. 

Whether you’re day-tripping from the surrounding area or looking for a weekend getaway, we’ve got your list of Georgetown Things To Dos and Must-Sees covered. 

Must-Sees and Dos

Here are a handful of things to consider during your visit to Georgetown. And know that more adventures and experiences are popping up around town daily. 

Historic Downtown Georgetown Georgetown Square

Georgetown’s Historic Downtown District is charming and alive. The beautifully restored historic buildings house delicious locally owned restaurants, vintage and antique stores, wine bars, and inviting coffee shops. At the heart of Georgetown’s Downtown District is the Historic Square, surrounded by nightlife, shopping, wineries, and restaurants; Downtown is not only walkable but also a lovely stroll.  

Williamson County Courthouse 
710 Main Street
Georgetown, Texas 78626
The Williamson County Courthouse sits at the heart of the Square. The early twentieth-century building is the fifth courthouse in Williamson and was constructed in the neoclassical style.
Contact the Williamson Museum for Courthouse tour information. (see below)

The Williamson Museum
716 South Austin Avenue
Georgetown, TX
(512) 943-1670
Wednesday – Friday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Williamson Museum holds the history of all of Williamson County. The museum displays a comprehensive collection of photographs and other artifacts. Tours of the square, and the Williamson County Courthouse, are offered by the museum as well. 

Grace Heritage Center
811 S. Main Street
Georgetown, Texas 78626
Thursday & Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
What was once the home of the congregation of Grace Episcopal Church from 1881 until 1991 is now in its third location. It serves as the focal point of Founders Memorial Park and is one of many historic structures in downtown Georgetown, thoughtfully restored and preserved by Preservation Georgetown.

Georgetown Art Center Fire Bell

Georgetown Art Center
816 South Main Street
Georgetown, TX
(512) 930-2583
Tuesday  – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 pm
Originally the first municipal building in Georgetown, the GAC building dates back to 1892 and has served many functions over the years. Once the home of the first fire department and mayor’s office, the history of the GAC alone makes it a key component of the Georgetown community. The gallery space is curated with local and international artists, and the Center offers art classes for all ages.

Back to Nature

Inner Space Cavern
4200 South Interstate 35
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 931-2283
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Inner Space Cavern is just down the road, located on the south side of Georgetown off Interstate 35. Inner Space offers several tours inside the cave, which was discovered in 1963. The tours are perfect for all ages and fitness levels. 

San Gabriel Park
445 East Morrow Street
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 930-3595
Georgetown’s San Gabriel Park sits on the north shore of the San Gabriel River. The 180-acre natural area is full of 200-year-old oak trees and miles of hiking and biking trails that follow the river to Georgetown’s other parks. There is a nine-hole disc golf course, recreational center, and soccer and baseball fields inside San Gabriel Park.

Berry Springs Park and Preserve
1801 County Road 152
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 260-4283
Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy some time in the scenic Hill Country at Berry Springs Park and Preserve. This natural area features a 2.5-mile hike and bike trail, camping sites, picnic facilities, a small pond, and an amphitheater. 

Georgetown Park

Blue Hole
West Second Street and Rock Street
Georgetown, TX
(512) 930-3595
Blue Hole is a scenic lagoon bordered by tree-covered limestone bluffs situated on the south fork of the San Gabriel River, just a few blocks from downtown Georgetown. The park has picnic spots, wading areas, and restrooms and is open from dawn until dusk.

Jim Hogg Park
Lake Georgetown
500 Jim Hogg Road
Georgetown, TX 78633
(512) 930-5253
On Lake Georgetown is Jim Hogg Park. The park offers lake access for boating and fishing and sits along San Gabriel River Trail, a 26-mile hiking trail that winds through Central Texas forest and prairie grasslands. There are picnic areas and more than 140 campsites for year-round camping. 

Garey Park
6450 RM 2243
Georgetown, TX 78628
512-930-6800
525 acres of green space that wraps around the San Gabriel river, the land was donated to Georgetown by the Garey family. It offers a playground, a splash pad, a dog park, an equestrian arena, fishing ponds, the Garey House event facility, pavilions, picnic shelters, and more than 7 miles of hiking and equestrian trails.
Spring/Summer (April 1-September 30) – 8:00 AM to 8:00 PMFall/Winter (October 1-March 31) – 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Restaurants

Breakfast Hot Spots

The Sweet Lemon Kitchen
812 S. Church Street
Georgetown, Texas 78626
512-270-0812
Tuesday – Thursday: 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Friday – Saturday: 7:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
A charming downtown cottage transformed into one of Georgetown’s best restaurants. Though we have this listed under breakfast (because we love love love their breakfasts), Sweet Lemon is perfect for lunch or dinner, as well. Quaint seating inside or take advantage of mild Central Texas temps and dine in their yard next to Founder’s Park.

Monument Cafe
500 South Austin Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 930-9586
Monday – Sunday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monument Cafe has been feeding Georgetown since 1995. Their portions are generous, and though they also have a lunch menu, you can get breakfast all day. We suggest the migas or the avocado toast! 

Lamppost Coffee
809 S. Main St.
Georgetown, Tx
Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday:  8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Super convenient coffee shop on Main Street, Lamppost has plenty of seating inside and a lovely courtyard in the back. They offer all your favorite fancy coffee drinks, drip, tea, and pastries. And they have a few locations around the Austin area. We’re regulars. 

309 Coffee
309 S. Main St.
Georgetown, Tx
Monday – Saturday: 7:30 AM -7:00 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 4:OO PM
Other than the fact that 309 Coffee sits right across the street from the Old Williamson County Jail, which is haunted, of course (the jail, not the coffee shop – that we know of, but maybe!?), 309 has a great selection of coffees, teas, and pastries, and they serve beer and wine! Beautiful deck in the back with an area for the kiddos and pups, as well as a sweet front porch to sit on whilst watching for apparitions in the windows across the street. 

The Bistro At Lark And Owl Booksellers
205 6th St
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 688-5582
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Cute local bookstore that also has a cafe with coffee drinks and pastries. Totally worth popping in and browsing their selection of reads and having a seat on either their patio or in their cafe. 

Lunchables & Dining Pleasures

Goodfolks
119 W 7th Street,
Georgetown, TX
(512) 688-2764
Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday Brunch All Day: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
On the Square and in the historic M. B. Lockett building, Goodfolks serves up tasty southern fare. Fried chicken, sweet tea, and an assortment of other dishes inspired by the south with a modern spin, Goodfolks is a lovely spot for lunch or dinner. 

Wildfire Restaurant
812 S Austin Avenue
Georgetown, TX
(512 262-9035
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Family-owned and on the Square, Wildfire has been a downtown go-to in Georgetown since 1997. Wildfire serves lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch and has a wonderful selection of wines, Texas beers, and hearty entrees. The saloon bar has happy hour Monday – Friday, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm, with $1.00 OFF bar food, glasses of wine, beer, spirits, and cocktails.
*Minimal vegetarian and vegan options. 

City Post Chophouse
113 E 8th Street
Georgetown, Texas
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Seafood and steaks in the beautiful old post office in downtown Georgetown, City Post Chophouse is Texas elegance. Wonderful cocktail menu and both lunch and dinner menus are thoughtfully curated with fresh ingredients.
*Minimal vegetarian and vegan options.

600 Degrees Pizzeria And Drafthouse
124 East 8th Street
Georgetown, TX
Sunday – Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Seriously good pizza. I mean really good pizza. We could just leave it at that, but we’ll add that there’s beer, too. And wings. And gluten-free crust and vegan cheese options. By the slice or by the pie, 600 Degrees never disappoints. 

Blue Corn Harvest
212 W. 7th Street, #105,
Georgetown, TX
512-819-6018
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Happy Hour
Monday thru Friday: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Brunch
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Delicious Southwestern fare with a nice wine list and a full bar. The dining rooms are spacious, and they have a lovely shaded patio for outdoor dining. We suggest the “Organic Roasted Beet Salad,” “Avocado Black Bean Nachos,” and “Stacked Wild Mushroom Enchiladas.”
*Gluten-Free and Vegan Options

Ghosts of Old Georgetown

Ghost Tour on The Square

A Night on the Square

Georgetown Palace Theatre
810 S Austin Avenue
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 869-7469
Attend a top-class musical at the Georgetown Palace Theatre, a non-profit performing arts theater in Georgetown. Productions such as Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, and Legally Blond are held each season, which runs from October through July. Tickets to each show can be purchased on the theater’s website.

Ghost Tour

Ghost Maker Tour

  *** Take a Ghost Tour with Spell Caster Ghost Tours!
A great way to learn about Georgetown and discover some of the hidden hauntings and dark secrets that lurk in the shadows of this charming Texas Town Square.

Sidebars

Spell Caster’s Signature Cocktail: The Sixth Sense, featured at District Six.

District Six
105 W 9th St.
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 240-4589
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Located behind the Georgetown Art Center on the historic square, D6 is a family-friendly space with arcade games, a spacious patio, 21 televisions dedicated to any and all sports that serves good pub grub, over 40 beers, and a variety of wines, as well as craft cocktails, both shaken, mixed and frozen. It’s also the starting location for our Ghosts of Old Georgetown Tour. Ask for Spell Caster’s Signature Drink frozen drink, The Sixth Sense! 

Mesquite Creek Outfitters
704 S Austin Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 943-9253
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: Noon – 8:00 PM
We love Mesquite Creek so much we start our Adults Only Ghost Maker Tour here! This hot spot on the Square has craft beers, wine, and outdoor apparel for your sipping and shopping desires.

The Golden Rule
606 S Church St
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 843-5900
Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM  – 8:00 PM
The Golden Rule is all about good food, good drinks, and good company. Their menu offers a variety of high-end pub fare, and their full bar features an extensive whiskey and tequila collection. 

Georgetown Winery
715 S Main St
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 869-8600
Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 PM
Local-made award-winning wines right here in Georgetown. Located within a historic building in the downtown square, the winery offers wine tastings daily, as well as a selection of bottles and gifts to purchase for the perfect souvenir. 

Grape Creek Winery
101 West 7th Street
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 863-4020
Monday – Saturday: Noon – 6:30 PM
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 PM
On the Square in a tastefully renovated historic building, Grape Creek is an award-winning collection of Texas wines, that call the Texas Hill Country home. Wine Club Members have access to the covered patio and upstairs lounge. 

The Grumpy George
114 East 7th Street, #112
Georgetown, TX 78626
(737) 312-2223
Tuesday – Thursday: Noon – 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: Noon – 11:00 PM
Sunday: Noon – 8:00 PM
Local British pub with an English-inspired menu, plenty of pints, and a full bar. Reservations are accepted on weekends and walk-ins only during the week. 

And for a calendar of all the events and happenings around Georgetown, check out Visit Georgetown.

 

Enjoy Your Visit, and We Hope to See You on the Most Beautiful Square in Texas!