Georgetown, Texas has long been known as one of the best places in the country to retire but its reputation as a sleepy town is diminishing with the addition of several cool new restaurants and shops. Downtown Georgetown’s urban environment and walkability has attracted younger business owners to the area, creating fun things to do for every generation. Here are my suggestions for where to go while visiting the most beautiful town square in Texas:
Whether you’re looking for home décor, clothing, jewelry, or a one-of-a-kind gift, you’re sure to find something in Georgetown. There are numerous antique stores, all within walking distance from each other. Check out Sunshine West Vintiques for great deals on antiques as well as re-purposed vintage items. Another unique store on the square is Tribal Impressions. They carry cowboy and Indian museum quality replica wear as well as turquoise and silver jewelry, headdresses, books, music, and art. Therapie Boutique now has a permanent location inside of The Co-op 78626, a salon & boutique that stands out in Georgetown due its cool Austin vibe. Stop by for a makeover from head to toe!
For the kids: If you’re shopping for children or if you’re looking for a place to entertain them, you should check out All Things Kids. Not only do they sell exceptional toys but their store features a large Play Zone where children can play with all the toys and parents can work using the store’s WiFi.
Georgetown has no shortage of fantastic locally owned restaurants. Here are some new local favorites: Burger University, located in the century-old Lockett Building prides itself on its fresh, never frozen hamburger patties and its fries that are cut fresh every day. If you like live music, check out Roots Bistro. They have live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night as well as a great craft beer selection and delicious food. Eats on 8th uses only the freshest ingredients from local growers to provide their customers with a unique farm-to-table experience. Whether it’s date night or you are having lunch with friends, definitely try out Eats on 8th. If you prefer giant pizza slices and a wide assortment of beer in a casual and fun environment, you’ll love 600 Degrees Pizzeria. 600 Degrees has become extremely popular since opening a year and half ago due to its delicious pizza and lively atmosphere.
For the kids: Hat Creek Burger Company is a favorite among local Georgetown families. Fellowship, family, and fresh cheeseburgers are the three pillars of this fun restaurant. Come enjoy great food in a casual atmosphere while your kids place in the large outdoor play area.
The San Gabriel River runs through the city, providing a beautiful view for the 30 miles of hike and bike trails. There’s also an 18-hole disc golf course beginning in Rivery Park. If you’re feeling adventurous, check out Inner Space Cavern, one of the most well preserved caves in Texas.
For the kids: Last year Georgetown’s Creative Playscape was completely redone in an effort to bring the equipment up to Title II of the American with Disabilities Act, as well as current Texas Health and Safety Code standards. What once was a maze of wooden towers and tunnels is now a beautiful open park with plenty of exciting things for children to engage with.
With its unique combination of urban style and southern charm, Georgetown, Texas is a great place to visit and an even better place to call home. Feel free to contact me if you would like more information on buying property here in Georgetown!