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From meeting new people to experiencing new sights, sounds, and smells – is there anything more exciting or rejuvenating than a break from the day-to-day mundanity? Traveling is an excellent way to immerse yourself in a new culture, setting, or way-of-life, but the best part is this: you don’t have to venture far from home to enjoy what this world has to offer.

Whether your journey takes you across your own city, to an unexplored part of your state, or even to the other side of the world, there’s no doubt you will still learn a lot about your surroundings – and yourself – along the way.

Benefits of Traveling Locally

While the culture an hour away from your home might not be drastically different from what you’re used to, you can still gain a deepened sense of appreciation for where you’ve laid your roots. Plus, traveling locally has a lot of benefits:


More cost-effective. Local travel is certainly a budget-friendly way to explore! Many activities and parks are free or have a low cost of entry. For day trips, you can also pack your own meals to save.


Eco-friendly way to travel. Travel is hard on the environment, but putzing around your area is more sustainable than air travel.


Quick trips. Getting out locally means you can do it more often! Long weekend trips are a lot easier to take when the destination is a short drive away.


Easy to plan. Preparing your itinerary for a local getaway will likely save you some time and stress.


More convenient. Especially if you have little ones, sticking close to home may be much more convenient than far-off destinations. If you forget something, have an emergency, or need to cut the trip short, being closeby definitely has its benefits.

Explore Local: Georgetown, Texas

Georgetown is 25 miles north of Austin and is home to the ‘Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas’. Along with its architectural beauty, Georgetown is also a popular city due to its numerous activities and attractions, including museums, state parks, galleries, and more.

It’s within driving distance to other major cities in the state too, such as Waco, Houston, and San Antonio, meaning there’s no shortage of fun to be had within the region. 

So, ready to discover the best of Georgetown, Texas? Let’s get started! 

*Note: Some of the suggestions may not be doable due to coronavirus closures, but keep this list handy for when things start opening back up more! Be sure to check individual pages for specific operation details.

Parks in Georgetown, Texas

Georgetown and its surrounding area are home to multiple state parks, helping you to get back to nature and leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city – even if only for a couple of hours. Here are our top picks within the region.

McKinney Falls State Park

Just a 40-minute drive south of Georgetown will take you to McKinney Falls State Park, which is known for its scenic Onion Creek, winding trails, and historic remains of an early Texas homestead and a very old rock shelter. Enjoy activities such as hiking, camping, bicycling, geocaching, bouldering, and picnicking.

Pedernales Falls State Park

A little further south-west is Pedernales Falls State Park, famous for its huge slabs of limestone. Here, you can camp, hike, mountain bike, picnic, geocache, bird watch and ride horses, while the Pedernales River allows for swimming, wading, tubing, or fishing. Just beware: the river can go from flat and tranquil to a raging torrent within a matter of minutes, so always be on the lookout for signs of flash flooding.

Inks Lake State Park

Less than an hour’s drive west of the city is Inks Lake State Park, another popular outdoor recreational area within the Georgetown region. You can spend time in its cool and still waters by swimming, boating, water skiing, scuba diving, and fishing. Popular recreational activities to enjoy on land also include camping, backpacking, geocaching, playing volleyball, picnicking, observing nature, and hiking the 9 miles of trails.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Known for its massive pink granite dome rising above Central Texas (a.k.a “enchanted rock”), the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is a must-visit if you find yourself within the region. It’s just over a 1.5-hour drive west and then south from Georgetown but is certainly a place you can spend an entire day or weekend. Enjoy activities such as hiking, backpacking, camping, rock climbing, picnicking, bird watching, geocaching, and stargazing.

Longhorn Cavern State Park

The main attraction at Longhorn Cavern State Park is – you guessed it – Longhorn Cavern, an underground wonder created by the dissolving and cutting action of an ancient river. It’s just less than an hour’s drive west from Georgetown, so don’t miss out! Enjoy a guided cave tour, hike a Hill Country trail, and admire some of Texas' best examples of historic Civilian Conservation Corps architecture.

Hiking in Georgetown, Texas

One of the best ways to truly experience Georgetown is by foot, so luckily, there are plenty of hiking trails in or near the city. These are some of our favorites!

San Gabriel River Trail

The San Gabriel River Trail is located within Georgetown, and is a 3.7 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail that is especially popular on weekends and during holidays. In its entirety, the trail takes hikers from Cedar Breaks Park to the beautiful shores of Lake Georgetown. It is rated easy and is perfect for all skill levels.

Good Water Loop

Located within the popular Cedar Breaks Park is the Good Water Loop, a 43.3 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail which is accessible year-round. Because the trail’s surface can be quite rocky, it is rated as moderately difficult, however some parts of the trail are paved and easier to navigate. Surrounding cedar forest provides plenty of shade, while the nearby lake offers swimming and other water activities if you’re looking to cool-off!

Longhorn Cavern State Park

Restaurants in Georgetown, Texas

Whether you’re craving comfort food, fast food, or a fine dining experience, this area has it all. Ready to satisfy those post-hike cravings?

Dos Salsas

Dos Salsas is a family owned and operated Tex-Mex restaurant in the heart of Georgetown. The food is prepared and served fresh daily with the best ingredients and secret spices created by the owner, Memo Plata. Enjoy traditional Mexican breakfasts, vegan tacos, low-carb options, Tex-Mex plates, and just about every staple Mexican dish you can think of!

Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill

If authentic Southwestern cuisine is what you’re after, then you’ll want to head over toBlue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill. You’ll love their traditional menu items, as well as house-made cocktails and the large outdoor patio that’s heated. There are also gluten-free and dairy-free options, so even those with dietary requirements don’t have to miss out!

El Monumento

Sourcing the freshest ingredients available,El Monumento serves home-style, made-from-scratch Mexican fare. Plus, if you’re already a fan of the celebrated Monument Cafe, also in Georgetown, then you’re in luck – as the same owners are behind this popular Mexican restaurant. The majestic 7,700-square-foot restaurant includes four separate dining areas, an open kitchen, an interior courtyard, a terrace overlooking the Blue Hole lagoon, and a dining pavilion with glass walls that overlooks the courtyard.

Tony And Luigi's Italian Mediterranean Restaurante

Located in midtown Georgetown,Tony And Luigi's Italian Mediterranean Restaurante is your go-to for Italian cuisine, including traditional classic favorites and original new dishes. Locals have plenty of good things to say about the relaxed and casual atmosphere here, as well as menu items such as the Bruschetta, Chicken Rollatini, and Braised Lamb Shank. Try it for yourself to see what all the fuss is about!

Activities in Georgetown, Texas

After feasting and enjoying all that nature has to offer, you may be wondering: “what next?” Well, when it comes to Georgetown’s attractions and activities, you’re only just getting started. Here are some of the most fun things on offer in and around the city!

For kids and families

Looking for some fun activities to do with children? Look no further! The following attractions are sure to satisfy even the smallest humans for hours on end.

Inner Space Cavern

Hidden for over 10,000 years,Inner Space Cavern is one of the best-preserved caves in Texas. It features stunning rock formations, large rooms, prehistoric animal bones, and a truly unique discovery story. Oh – and it remains a constant 72 degrees (but feels like 80 degrees with the humidity) year-round and does NOT flood during rains. Can it get any better? Don’t let you, or your family, miss it while in the Georgetown region.

Southwest Williamson County Regional Park

If the kids are itching to get to a park while in Georgetown – or if you live nearby – we wholly recommend checking out theSouthwest Williamson County Regional Park. It’s more than your average park, you see, and features a splash pad, eleven soccer fields, two softball fields, a football field circled by a 400-meter track, eight tennis courts, six basketball courts, a playscape, and the Cedar Rock Railroad miniature train, which offers rides. 

At night

Whether it’s date-night or you simply find yourself wandering around the city long after the sun has gone down – here are our top activities to enjoy in Georgetown during the darker hours.

Old Williamson County Jail Ghost Tour

Though not a working jail today, theWilliamson County Jail was once home to the region’s worst serial killers, murderers, and other criminals for over 100 years. These days, it stands as a historical place that people can come to learn about, but beware: this place is said to be haunted. Night-time ghost tours are run every now and then, giving guests a glimpse into what goes on here once the sun goes down. So, sign up for a tour – if you dare!

Monster Mini Golf & Laser Tag

If you’re looking for something fun to do post-dinner, can we suggest some rounds of mini golf, laser tag, arcade games, or virtual reality? AtMonster Mini Golf & Laser Tag, they offer all of this and more, providing visitors with a fun, colorful, and competitive night out. 

On the cheap

Want to hit the town without it costing you a small fortune? Georgetown is full of fun and interesting attractions, including those that cost just a few dollars for you to enjoy. Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy the city “on the cheap”.

The Williamson Museum

TheWilliamson Museum is your one-stop shop for all things fun and educational! It offers a variety of ways for you to engage and interact with the past, whether that’s through intriguing lectures, engaging activities, fascinating exhibits, or other special events. Check out their website for the latest happenings, or stop-by in-person to see what’s on offer.

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm

From their Fall Festival and pumpkin patch, to the pony rides, pig races, giant petting zoo, fruit picking, hay maze, and so much more -Sweet Eats Fruit Farm is more than just a farm. For just $12 per person, you can access all of the activities on offer, and if you’re picking fruit, just show up and only pay for what you pick.

Free things to do in Georgetown

Looking to get the most out of your time spent within the city of Georgetown? Whether you want a fun way to waste away a Sunday afternoon or a date idea that won’t break the budget – here are our most recommended things to do in the city that won’t cost you a cent.

Blue Hole Park

Georgetown is synonymous with one of its most beautiful attractions: the lagoon atBlue Hole Park. We've mentioned it above, but it's too good to not include on our round-up of free activities in Georgetown! It’s located five blocks north of the downtown Square and is a scenic lagoon bordered by limestone bluffs along the South Fork of the San Gabriel River. The park features picnic areas, restrooms, and wading areas, and the best part? There is no entry fee!

Artisans Connect Gallery

Fancy looking at some incredible artworks, ceramics, and other cool things made by local artists? Take a trip toArtisans Connect Gallery, located within Georgetown, to see the wide range of art and craft on offer. It’s free to walk around, of course, but you may just find something that catches your eye to buy. They’re open to the public on Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday from noon until 5 pm.

Blue Hole Park

Wellness in Georgetown, Texas

Spas in Georgetown

Alright, by now you’ve probably been on your feet all day exploring the sights and delights that Georgetown has to offer. If you’re craving some rest and relaxation, or even a bit of pampering, these are two of the best spas in the region.

Novita Spa on the Square Medical Rejuvenation Clinic

Located in Georgetown’s Historic Square,Novita Spa has been awarded for its clinical, wellness, and medical approach to beauty. Its interiors are grand, and services such as clinical and medical facials, massages, body sculpting, body treatments, and more, will help you relax and unwind. After all, you deserve it!

Breeze Salon & Day Spa

AtBreeze Salon and Spa, their aim is to create beautiful days for the Texas community, whether that’s through hair services, body treatments such as massages, body wraps, or a body polish, facial services, manicures, or more. Treat yourself to some relaxation and rejuvenation at this salon. It’s the perfect end to a holiday, or even just a hard day at the office!

Gyms and yoga studios

If rejuvenation for you is less about deep relaxation and more about sweating it out, then you’re in luck. Georgetown is home to some of the highest-rated gyms and yoga studios within the region.

House of Gainz

House of Gainz (or H.O.G, as it’s often referred to), opened in 2016 and continues to be Georgetown and the surrounding area's gym of choice. Just some of their amenities include cardio areas, power-lifting equipment, a women's only area, HOG-FIT area, traditional free-weights, dry sauna, multi-purpose area, classrooms, and much more.

Brave Vira Yoga

Brave Vira Yoga is one of the most popular yoga studios within Georgetown and is run by Kelsie Cabrera. Her most loved class is the public access Yoga in the Park, which is a great way for Georgetown residents or visitors to not only slow down and enjoy the healing nature of yoga, but also make friends while they’re at it!

Day Trips near Georgetown, Texas

Looking to fulfill your wanderlust by heading outside of the region for a day? You could spend weeks within Georgetown without barely scratching the surface of all there is to do in this city, but consider these day trips next time you fancy a new adventure.

Waco, TX

Less than a 1.5-hour drive from Georgetown is the popular city of Waco, which is well-known for several of its must-see attractions. Take a walk across the Waco Suspension Bridge, see exotic animals up-close at the Cameron Park Zoo, treat yourself at the Gaines’ Magnolia Market at the Silos, or take a tour of the Dr Pepper Museum – among so much more. Trust us, there’s never a dull moment in Waco!

Houston, TX

Less than a 3-hour drive will take you to Houston, another large city within Texas. Here, you can enjoy a wide range of activities and attractions, including the Space Center and NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex, the Houston Zoo, Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Kemah Boardwalk, Hermann Park, and tonnes more. In fact, you might want to make a weekend trip out of your time here! Use our Houston local guide to help with your planning.

As a final reminder, some of these activities may need to wait until businesses fully reopen from coronavirus closures. However, there is still much to see and experience in Georgetown that you can enjoy today! What are your favorite spots in Georgetown? Send them our way to [email protected] or by tagging us on Instagram @rvshare and using the hashtag #rvsharelocal.

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