We love taking you to some of our favorite Texas towns squares. We’re back this week to visit the place voted ‘the most beautiful town square in Texas!’ This is Georgetown!
Here are five places we recommend when you visit Georgetown!
Blushing Belle Boutique
Offering a variety of gift items, unique style options, and even a custom hat making experience, there is something for everyone at this boutique located on the square. It’s also very instagrammable with some great photo ops.
The Daytripper World Headquarters
Texas is big, there’s no doubt about it but what does the rest look like? Chet Garnder, whose show has been featured on PBS, helps you explore every corner of Texas! While in Georgetown you can shop some of Chet’s favorite local goodies at his World Headquarters store (it’s right next door to the entrance to one of the square’s newest restaurants and bars Barrels and Amps).
Juliet Italian Kitchen
Austin favorite Juliet has expanded beyond Barton Springs Road and The Arboretum and now also includes a location on the Georgetown Square. Once home to Gumbos, the Italian restaurant is housed in the Old Masonic Lodge building space and blends historic charm with a modern aesthetic.
Mesquite Creek Outfitters
This feels like cheating because it’s a store and bar, that also offers food via food trucks on select nights. They serve lots of local beers and wines as well as carrying a wide variety of high end outdoor casual clothing and unique finds. It’s a great spot with a great atmosphere located right in a historic building.
All Things Kids
This place has it all, literally. Regardless of your age or the age of the person you’re shopping for, All Things Kids has something for you. Did we mention they serve ice cream? Enjoy the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas while savoring the exceptional old fashioned ice cream at Scoops, located inside All Things Kids.
There are so many great things to do in Georgetown, we couldn’t pick just five.
Take a walk off the square to Monument Cafe! The Cafe is a tribute to the now vanished roadside cafes of Texas and the families who operated them, serving simple but satisfying food. Matthew McConaughey and Guy Fieri dined here on an episode of “Drive Ins, Diners and Dives.” They dined on the King Ranch chicken casserole and Pig ‘n Waffle.
Speaking of monuments, you can also try El Monumento which is owned and operated by the restaurateurs who pioneered Monument Cafe. Not only do they serve up delicious food and drinks but their patio provides lovely views of Blue Hole.
And if you’re looking for more family friendly fun, check out the Williamson Museum. They host lots of fun events, have interesting activations and activities in the museum, and offer tours of the courthouse. Oh, and get this, the museum is FREE! Here are more free things to do in Georgetown.
You can have beer and wine on the street in Georgetown, which is a great perk when they have festivals and other events – or anytime really!
If you’re thinking Georgetown seems like a great place to live, you would be right! Georgetown is a growing suburb of Austin, with multiple new apartment and home communities built over the last five years. Between those newer apartment complexes and the existing properties built prior to 2019, there is a variety of traditional, tax-credit, and senior living options in Georgetown.
Featured photo courtesy of @visitgeorgetowntx