Make plans to see these top attractions in Georgetown, TX, with family.
The city of Georgetown is located in Central Texas, a short drive from Austin, north of Round Rock, making this small town full of lovely architecture and natural beauty that everyone wants to see. You won’t want to miss out on one of the best small towns in Texas and the fun top attractions in Georgetown, TX!
What Is Georgetown, Texas, Known For?
Georgetown is known for being the Most Beautiful Town Square In Texas.
Georgetown is also a popular destination in April when the red poppies spring up and blankets of red spread throughout the town. It’s also when the Red Poppy Festival begins. But Texas’s most beautiful town square is also beautiful during the holidays. I’ve been both times. Whether you go for the festival, the holidays, or any time in between, you’ll have a good time visiting historic Georgetown and its unique places on the square.
Visit Georgetown, TX, hosted our 2-day visit, which included accommodations, meals, attractions, and compensation. All opinions are my own.
Top Attractions In Georgetown, TX
Georgetown is for everyone, whether you go with a girlfriend, as a couple, or with the whole family. It’s family-friendly, pet-friendly, and full of things to do – including golf, visiting a tasting room or two, breweries, parks with trails, a cavern, a river, and so much more.
Georgetown is beautiful! The city is simply gorgeous. Not just the town square for which they are known, but from tall trees everywhere to green grass at every corner, to the historic homes with manicured lawns and all the brand new homes we saw. It’s a place many consider living who want to be close to Austin.
Things To Do in Georgetown, Texas For Families
- Garey Park – great for kids with a play ranch, hiking trails, splash pad, and more
- Stroll Georgetown’s Beautiful Town Square
- Inner Space Cavern, where you can see an underground cave and walk through an old mine shaft.
- San Gabriel Park, the San Gabriel River, walking trails, shaded areas, picnic tables, and ducks!
- Georgetown Library
- Sheraton Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, with rooms that overlook Rivery Park and a pond.
- Visit during Christmas – Georgetown made our 12 Most Charming Christmas Towns In Texas.
- Enjoy the wineries and breweries in town.
- and more
More about these attractions in Georgetown is below.
Inner Space Cavern
Inner Space Cavern is located in Georgetown and 20 miles north of Austin. It’s open daily from 9 am to 4 pm, with extended hours during the summer and on weekends.
Three types of guided tours:
- Adventure Tour – the one most people go on.
- The Hidden Passages Tour: Flashlight included to get down and intimate with the cave.
- Wild Cave Tour: We called this one “only for the brave.” This one might be for you if you like getting up close, face-to-face with the cave …on your knees and full body. $125 for a 4-hour guided tour. It’s definitely for the adventurist!
Visit the site for ticket prices.
We lucked out. Our Adventure Tour guide was not only a great speaker, but he was also a retired biology teacher. He was very knowledgeable about this cave and more so because of his past profession. It was one of the best cave tours I’ve ever been on …and I like caves! See the website for prices and the new zip line course they have on the property.
Garey Park is a great place to take the kids. The park has over 7 miles of trails, a play ranch, a dog ranch, pavilions with picnic tables, equestrian amenities, and more. You can enjoy nature and wildlife, and there is access to the South San Gabriel River.
Admission: $2/resident – $4/nonresident
San Gabriel Park
One of the best things to do in Georgetown is visit San Gabriel Park. The park shows off many 200-year-old oak trees that provide visitors with unlimited shade. Access the San Gabriel River, San Gabriel River Trail, a Playscape for the kids, fishing, and lots of ducks who will like your company. My son loved it here when we visited about 3 years ago.
But that’s not all. Bring your sports equipment for soccer, sand volleyball, basketball, softball, and disc golf. Bring a family picnic and enjoy the day here. Restrooms are available.
Top Attractions In Georgetown Historical Square
Georgetown Square is a happening place. The walkable and beautiful town square has restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, art galleries, historical places, wineries, and ice cream! It’s a dream for me with every visit. Not only is Georgetown a quaint town, but it is also the most beautiful town square in Texas! But I bet you knew that already.
Below are a few of the attractions that are right on the square.
Georgetown Palace Theatre
Now Playing! Cabaret!
If you can see a show, you’re in for a treat. This former historic retro movie house has hosted live productions year-round for the past ninety years. See the Palace Theatre for the rotating productions showing in 2023.
The Williamson Museum
The Williamson Museum is a museum of the history of Williamson County, which was established in 1848. The museum has a wide collection of artifacts from the area and exhibits covering all aspects of this county’s past. Some exhibits include:
- A display of Texas history and culture, including information on early settlers at the Gault Archaeological Site.
- 175th Year of Williamson County display.
- Local Native Americans that once lived here.
- The full story (and photos) of Barbette the Performer (if you remember him back in the middle 1930s.
Admission: Free, but donations are appreciated.
And don’t miss the Coffee Shops, wineries, and boutiques.
Wineries On Georgetown Square:
Wine tasting is a great way to spend an afternoon in the square.
- Georgetown Winery
- Baron’s Creek
- Grape Creek Vineyard & Winery
- Kork Wine Bar
Georgetown Public Library, Art & Murals
An award-winning public library on 8th Street with all kinds of art would make a great visit while on a public art walk tour. This piece of art above is a must-see, located across the street from the library. It rotates! If you like murals, you’ll love the paintings on the wall throughout Georgetown, too.
Rentsch Brewery is a family-owned and operated brewery in Georgetown. It has won awards for its beer at the Great American Beer Festival (North America’s largest annual beer competition) three times. They have also been named “Texas Brewery of The Year” twice!
Blue Hole Park
Limestone bluffs border this picturesque lagoon and offer trails, picnic areas & a wading area. A great spot for family fun! Located at 100 Blue Hole Park Rd.
Georgetown Art Center
Many cool art pieces and masterpieces are in the square on South Main Street. Admission is free. While there, look for the beautiful white church called the Grace Heritage Center – it’s also stunning inside.
Sheraton Austin Georgetown
Sheraton Austin Georgetown – a Marriott Bonvoy Hotel is situated among Georgetown’s greenery and is minutes from the town square. It’s the only full-service hotel in Georgetown with that small-town feel everyone loves.
The Sheraton was our host hotel, and our room overlooked the heated pool and the hiking trails. We were so tempted to take a swim, but the rain said no. But there is always a next time!
- Outdoor Pool (heated)
- Fitness Center
- Sheraton Club
- Business Center
- Free WIFI
- Gift Shop
- Brix And Ale Restaurant
How to Get There:
- Forty-minute drive from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport.
- Less than a 3-hour drive from Dallas/Fort Worth off I-35 S.
- About a 1-1/2 hour drive from San Antonio.
- Minutes to historic downtown Georgetown.
Places Nearby (walking distance):
- Hiking trails
- Biking trails
- San Gabriel Park – hike to or check out the bicycle rental opportunities at the Sheraton.
- Orangetheory Fitness
- Spa Luxe
- 2020 Market Scratch Kitchen & Bar
Restaurants In Georgetown, Texas
You’ll probably want a bite to eat in the square or around town. Not a problem here – from diners with happy hours, affordable pizza for the family, and upscale dining to restaurants with a view, you’ll no doubt find a favorite restaurant in Georgetown.
• Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill
We stopped by the visitor center and walked over to Blue Corn Harvest for a Southwestern fare lunch when we got to town. It was hard to choose what to eat because, as you can see, the menu is full of delicious food. We opted for the fish tacos and the salmon lunch. So much food!
If you like eating on outside patios in cool weather – this one is heated!
• 600 Degrees Pizzeria
A family place for wine, beer, and the best pizza in town!
Travel Tip: Lines are always long, but you can put your name on the list and go shopping. Your phone will beep when your table is ready – perfect!
• El Monumento
Opt for dinner on the patio with views of the San Gabriel River for traditional Mexican fare. I hear the margaritas are good, too! My son and I ate here, and I remember it being very good, and Brody loved the view of the river.
• Monument Cafe
Sister restaurant to El Monuneto. We were told breakfast is a must here. And it’s true. Besides the yummy omelet I ordered and my friend Amanada’s order of corn beef hash, we are not sure which we enjoyed more – the Kale Powerhouse juice or that cinnamon roll we took for the road trip home. We tried to even out our meal!
Travel Tip: Lines can get long. We ate at the bar.
• Brix And Ale
The on-site restaurant at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown. Amanda told me she orders eggs benedict whenever she dines for breakfast somewhere new. It did not disappoint, but she got full before finishing it up! I ordered an omelet with egg whites because I knew we were eating again later that day.
• The Golden Rule
We didn’t make it here, but we heard the sharing plates and international eats are spot on. Next time!
• The Coffee Lab
Open until 9 p.m. so you can drink coffee all morning, day and night!
• Cupcake Cafe
This place has a great atmosphere, good Wi-Fi, and an extensive menu of food items and drinks. They also serve beer, wine, and cocktails!
It’s located right next door to The Coffee Lab, so you can get your caffeine fix before heading home at night or pick up some sweet treats if you’re hungry or feeling peckish after dinner!
Red Poppy Festival 2024
Georgetown will celebrate its 22nd annual Red Poppy Festival with music, entertainment, family fun, and over 100 artisan vendors. Enjoy three days of RED ..everywhere!
If there is time in your visit, you may want to check out Lake Georgetown (kayak rentals), the beautiful Georgetown Courthouse, Southern University, and so much more in this quaint town.
Be sure to stop by Georgetown Visitor Center at 103 W 7th St. (on the square) to pick up brochures on the top attractions in Georgetown, TX.
Towns Near Georgetown, TX
Things to do around Georgetown, TX, include a couple of waterfalls in Round Rock. A winery or two in Cedar Park. If going to the city is interesting, Austin is not far from town and offers quite a bit, especially on 6th Street.