About Georgetown, Texas
Georgetown, Texas has earned a nationwide name as being one of the best places to live because of their small town charm and top-notch university. The term the “Red Poppy Capital” was given to Georgetown, Texas because of the cities mass amounts of red poppy wildflowers. Georgetown’s Red Poppy Festival, held in April, attracts 30,000 visitors annually.
Winter visitors will be pleasantly surprised as the magic comes to life with the Lighting of the Square and Christmas Stroll.
Downtown Georgetown is lined with Victorian-era architecture. There are several charming boutiques and restaurants within these buildings.
Whether you enjoy golf, shopping, arts, entertainment, or culture, Georgetown has something for you. North San Gabriel River Trails offers walking, hiking, cycling, and birding. Swimming and boating can be done at Lake Georgetown, and at the famous Blue Hole. For nature enthusiasts, caverns are a huge hit. A popular Georgetown cavern is the Inner Space Cavern. Another great site to see is the incredible 200-year old oak trees at Georgetown’s parks.
From Wikipedia: "Georgetown is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Texas, United States, with a population of 47,400 at the 2010 census and a population of 63,716 at the 2016 Census estimate. It is 30 miles from Austin. Southwestern University, the oldest university in Texas, founded in 1840, is located in Georgetown about one-half mile from the historic square. Georgetown has a notable range of Victorian commercial and residential architecture. In 1976, a local historic ordinance was passed to recognize and protect the significance of the historic central business district, and in 1977, the Williamson County Courthouse Historical District, containing some 46 contributing structures, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Georgetown is also known as the "Red Poppy" Capital of Texas for the red poppy (Papaver rhoeas) wildflowers planted throughout the city. Georgetown's Red Poppy Festival, which attracts up to 30,000 visitors annually, is held in April each year on the historic square..." Read more from Wikipedia.
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Georgetown Weather Almanac
The Whippet Inn - owned by MRVets
List of all Georgetown hotels is here.
Favorite Georgetown Restaurants