Georgetown, Texas is located about 20-30 minutes north of Austin. Use this guide to plan your trip.
Disclosure: The Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau provided complimentary items. All opinions are my own.
My fiancé and I are counting down the months until we bring all of our friends and family to Georgetown to celebrate our wedding! We looked at so many wedding venues in the Austin area, but we decided on Georgetown because of our budget and it was closer to our house compared to the Hill Country. Georgetown is also an incredibly charming town!
We’ve been getting to know Georgetown with all our wedding planning visits to give the best tips to our guests. So, here are some of the tips and recommendations we’ve found.
Why Visit Georgetown, Texas
A wedding might have you spending some time in Georgetown, but it’s also a sweet place to spend a weekend or a day trip. Home of the “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas,” it’s the perfect-sized town to explore fully yet not be overwhelmed with the number of places to check out. And yes, the town square is part of the charm, along with its outdoor activities and restaurants.
While many things are located around the Georgetown Square, you may want to have a car handy (or use ride share) to visit a few things outside of the square.
Georgetown is located about 20-30 minutes north of Austin off I-35.
Where to Stay
There are about 50 home options (entire home) you can rent on Airbnb and here are three of my favorites:
The newest and largest hotel in town, the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel is a modern place to stay. Hampton Inn & Suites, Comfort Suites, and Best Western Plus are three other hotel options.
For a bed and breakfast, check out San Gabriel House, a six-bedroom mansion built in 1914.
Where to Eat in Georgetown
I’ve dined at Monument Café twice and they know their breakfast. Pancakes, biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict, and more!
600 Degrees Pizzeria
They’re slinging pizzas over here! If you visit at lunch, you’ll be able to order by the slice and they are huge! My go-to is the City Pie. If you need more, their garlic knots and pork shanks are good appetizers.
Stop by this bakery on the square for a sweet treat. While I usually don’t dissuade people from eating cupcakes, I think the true winner here is the sticky bun, especially if it’s warm!
Known for their happy hour and margaritas, El Monumento also serves homemade Mexican cuisine. This is the sister restaurant of Monument Café.
Sweet Lemon Kitchen
This sweet spot is a casual place for breakfast.
Steakhouse, wine bar, and a mainstay restaurant that locals love.
John Mueller Black Box Barbecue
If you know Texas barbecue, you’re sure to know the name Mueller. John Mueller followed his grandfather and is showing Georgetown all he’s learned about barbecue from the time he was a kid. Bring some friends and order a few pounds of meat.
Nancy’s Sky Garden
If you’re looking for a healthy option, you’ll find salads and balanced plates here.
If you’re looking for Tex-Mex, try Dos Salsas, a family-owned restaurant for nearly 20 years.
Where to Drink
If you love craft beer and breweries, a visit to Rentsch Brewery should be in your plans. Opened in 2015, the brewery has very drinkable beers and a good double IPA (my favorite).
With a big list of wines, Georgetown Winery is the place to try local wines. Their vineyard is about an hour away in Rockdale.
Grape Creek Winery
Grape Creek Winery is a popular Fredericksburg winery and they also have a tasting room on the Georgetown square.
The Uptown Social
Located on the edge of the square, The Uptown Social is a sports bar that stays open late.
Where to Play
Inner Space Cavern
Found in 1963, these caverns were an exciting discovery as the highway was being built. Since opening the caverns to the public in 1966, Inner Space Cavern has been a place of wonder for visitors admiring the formations that are estimated to be at most 100 million years old! They’ve found remains of a saber-toothed cat and formations of ocean coral, which is pretty cool to me. They have three different tours – beginner, intermediate, and advanced – depending on if you want to go to places that are more or less developed.
Georgetown Art Center
Free to the public, the Georgetown Art Center features visiting exhibits.
Blue Hole Park
For a watering hole you don’t need a reservation for, visit Georgetown’s Blue Hole. This spacious park and scenic swimming area would be perfect with an afternoon dip followed by a picnic dinner.
For boating, fishing, swimming, and more, visit Lake Georgetown.
The Palace Theater
The home for performing arts, this theater first opened in 1925 and was last renovated in 2001. Their season usually includes musicals and plays.
You’ll find several of the sights and restaurants above on and near the town square, which surrounds the Historic Williamson County Courthouse. Tours of the courthouse are available on Friday and Saturday afternoons.
If you’re itching for a getaway, plan a trip to Georgetown. I know we’ll be spending a lot more time there and we can’t wait!
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