My friend and I recently took a trip and stayed in Georgetown, Texas. I had originally chose this location since it was about 30 minutes from Austin where we flew into and about an hour from Waco, where we wanted to explore. This town was so quaint and far exceeded my expectations. Below is a list of some things to check out in Georgetown!
Where to stay: The Little Yellow House on Main
If you want the cutest cottage within walking distance of everything, check out the Little Yellow House on Main on AirBNB. Libby was a fabulous host and everything was perfect! The house was beautifully decorated down to every little detail. Every small thing was thought of from phone chargers in each room, fans with remote controls, playing cards and puzzles and a fully stocked kitchen. We had such a great time sitting on the front porch swing and soaking up the sun in the backyard with the mural! This is by far the best AirBNB that I have ever stayed at!
The Square! I found this out after booking a place to stay, but Georgetown is known for the prettiest town square in Texas! We were about 3 blocks from the Square and walked up there almost every day to check things out. The heart of the square is the Williamson Country Courthouse with amazing restaurants and shops surrounding it. Over the course of our stay, we ate at the following places:
Blue Corn Harvest – this might have been one of the best meals I have ever had. I ordered the Blue Crab Stuffed Chicken and it was fabulous. We both enjoyed our meal so much, that we ordered appetizers for lunch the next day! Their guacamole is also superb! Be sure to check out this farm to table Mexican/traditional restaurant!
The Baked Bear – great cookies and ice cream sandwiches!
Sweet Lemon Kitchen – we each got a kolache and ordered the Berry French Toast Bread Pudding. It was very good!
309 Coffee – this cute coffee shop is two houses down from the Little Yellow House on Main It was so cute and the coffee and blueberry scones were great!
Hiking! The San Gabriel River is just north of the square! There are miles of walking trails that border both the north and south side of the river. Access to the trail was only a block away from the Little Yellow House on Main! We walked the South San Gabriel Trail to Blue Hole Park which is a large lagoon like area that is popular for swimming during the warmer weather.
Just beyond Blue Hole Park is a trailhead for Pickett Trail which is about a half mile long. This trail follows the San Gabriel River with great overlooks! I highly recommend this trail if you are looking for some hiking so close to Georgetown!
After finishing the Pickett Trail, we walked back through town. We also hiked the San Gabriel Park loop which is a nice walking trail through the park at 1.5 miles.
We also visited Berry Springs Park & Preserve just north of Georgetown and it was a very nice walk around a lake. They have two donkeys here so be sure to say hi to them!
Murals/Art: Georgetown has tons of murals and art scattered around the town to find! The mural at the very top of this post as well as the poppy one below are found on the side of Gus’s Drug Store. We picked up a map at the Visitor’s Center and found the murals below!
In the spring, Georgetown becomes the Red Poppy Capital! We were a bit early to see the spring flowers, but we did find one poppy blooming in the backyard of our AirBNB!
We had such a great time staying in Georgetown and checking everything out. I highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a place between Austin and Waco!