16 Fun Things to Do in Georgetown
1. Enjoy a park. San Gabriel Park is graced with 200 year-old oak trees that offer shady spots for family picnics. The 180-acre park also provides space for concerts and festivals, as well as fields for soccer and baseball. The Skate Board Park and McMaster Athletic Complex, which consists of four softball fields, are also nearby. Rivery Park includes a playground, BBQ pits and a pond. There is also a shaded 18-hole Disc Golf Course that winds along San Gabriel River and features both flat areas as well as hills. The Bark Park is a public, off-leash dog park is located in a beautiful pecan grove at 151 Holly Street. The dog park is situated on approximately 6 acres featuring separate areas for small dogs and large dogs.
2. Enjoy the hike and bike trail. A hike and bike trail goes through San Gabriel Park, including a 1.6 mile loop in the park and nearly 9 miles of hike and bike trails along the North and South San Gabriel Rivers.
3. Enjoy the Water at Blue Hole or Lake Georgetown.
Blue Hole is a scenic lagoon bordered by limestone bluffs along the South Fork of the San Gabriel River. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is at W. Second and Rock Streets. The park features picnic and wading areas. Lake Georgetown is a 1200 acre lake that offers boating, skiing, fishing, four separate camping areas, a wildlife preserve and 16 miles of hiking trails. Cedar Breaks Park and Jim Hogg Park have boat ramps and camping facilities with RV hook-ups and restrooms with showers. Russell Park has both a camping and swimming area, a boat ramp and restrooms with showers.
4. Go bowling at Mel’s Lone Star Lanes. Enjoy 40 bowling lanes, lots of arcade games, party rooms and a sports bar & grill.
5. Go exploring at Inner Space Cavern. Hidden for 10,000 years, Inner Space Cavern is one of the best preserved caves in Texas and one of the few places where remains of prehistoric animals were unearthed.
6. See a play. The Palace Theatre opened in 1926 to play silent movies. It closed in 1989 and re-opened in 1990 as a non-profit community theatre showing musicals and other plays. Also, the Theatre Department at Southwestern University produces four mainstage productions, including musical theatre production. In addition, students produce their own performance projects throughout the academic year.
7. See a movie at City Lights Theatres – Georgetown. Friendly service, an usher, comfortable stadium seating, and a secret popcorn formula are just a few of the things the owners take pride in providing movie patrons.
8. Go shopping. Wolf Ranch Town Center is an open-air community center with over 80 retail stores and restaurants. What makes Wolf Ranch unique is its interpretive nature trail, ponds, and scenic areas. Downtown Georgetown is also home to numerous shops and restaurants. Also, 125 shops are located at the Round Rock Premium Outlets, located near the Georgetown/ Round Rock border.
9. Tour the historic courthouse and visit The Williamson Museum. The Museum offers free and exciting hands-on educational programs to the public through innovative exhibits, tours of the county courthouse and outreach.
10. Get a little play time in at the Creative Playscape. The Playscape is open once again! After being redesigned and updated, the Playscape is open and welcoming children of all ages and abilities to come out and get a little fresh air and play time in.
11. Attend a Georgetown Symphony Society concert.
12. Visit a Winery while on the Georgetown Square.
Taste award-winning wines made in Georgetown at Georgetown Winery. They offer daily wine tastings, wine by the glass, bottles to take home, cigars, and a large selection of wine gifts. Grape Creek Vineyard offers an exclusive wine club member lounge upstairs with views of the square. There is also a large outdoor patio with seating and mister system for hot summer days Enjoy the same great wines offered at their vineyard in Fredericksburg! For those interested willing to make the roughly 30-minute drive outside of town, The Vineyard at Florence is a gorgeous place to enjoy a glass of wine.
14. Go painting! Gather your friends and have a painting party directed by Kimberly Keller herself at Paint with Me Kimberly Keller. Or attend a public painting class while enjoying wine at Pinot’s Palette or Painting with a Twist!
15. Take in beautiful art pieces at the Georgetown Art Center. Take a stroll through the gallery that showcases innovative exhibits and includes four juried competitions. Then head on over to the inspirational studio space that hosts programs and classes for people of all ages!
16. Take part in First Fridays on the Square. Every first Friday of the month, the city of Georgetown comes out to play! The shops on the square stay open later and there is enough live music to fill the air for the entire evening.