Just an hour away from Austin lies the enchanting city of Georgetown, Texas. It is renowned for its lively Main Street, trendy restaurants and bars, and delightful local stores. It is also known as the Red Poppy Capital of Texas due to the abundance of red poppy wildflowers (Papaver rhoeas) planted throughout the city. Every April, the city hosts the Georgetown Red Poppy Festival which draws in thousands of visitors. If you're looking for a weekend getaway, Georgetown offers a slower pace without compromising on good food and fun.
Pops Soda and Sweets, based at Georgetown's Wolf Ranch Shopping Center, travels to attend events starting in late September or early October. The city's Town Square is a must-see and has been voted the most beautiful in the state. It includes the Georgetown Winery, cozy coffee shops, and numerous restaurants and boutiques. The Georgetown Palace Theater is an artistic center of the city that remains open all year round. It is a restored Art Deco theater that provides high-level, reasonably priced entertainment and performing arts education programs such as live theater, arts education, special concerts and inclusive performances. The San Gabriel River Trail in Georgetown has been named a national recreational trail by the United States.
This leisure area offers a variety of attractions such as camping, biking, hiking and horseback riding routes, as well as areas for boating and fishing, swimming and picnicking. The city also boasts an impressive public library which provides a wealth of resources and services to the community. This wonderfully restored structure is located in the town square near Austin in front of the Georgetown Courthouse. Georgetown has something for everyone - from wine tasting experiences to zipline adventures - making it an ideal day trip for those looking to explore Central Texas.