Nearby Georgetown is a fun day trip from Stone Oak RV and a great way to explore the nearby area. Just 14 miles southeast of the resort, it’s an easy 20-minute drive. Here are the best things to do in Georgetown.
But first, some fun facts to whet your whistle!
- Georgetown’s historic town square has been named “The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas.”
- Every April the town hosts an annual Red Poppy Festival, with the vibrant flowers showing up everywhere. It is Texas’ Red Poppy Capital.
- The town is a Hollywood film magnet with movies such as Dazed and Confused, Varsity Blues, and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape being filmed here.
- Texas’ Oldest University, Southwestern University, is located here and has been around since 1940.
Open to the public since 1966, this 7,000 square foot cave was discovered in 1963 by a Texas drilling team. Choose from several different tour options, such as the Adventure Tour. A paved trail will lead you down into the cave’s largest areas. Or the Hidden Passages Tours, which takes you into more rugged territory, and a flashlight is required. For the ultimate tour, try the Wild Cave Tour, a 4-hour sojourn where you’ll be geared up with a helmet and headlamp to hike, crawl, and climb deep into the cave system.
This popular swimming spot often makes the list of the “best swimming holes around Austin.” Located in Blue Hold Park at the south fork of the South San Gabriel River, the Blue Hole is free to visit, with free public parking. No reservations required!
Not only is the shopping wonderful, but the picturesque square is ripe for snapping some photos of your time here. Much of the original architecture has been preserved, and in fact is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Pre-WWI historic downtown districts. The 1911-built Williamson County Courthouse is the square’s illustrious centerpiece. Throughout the square you’ll find locally-owned shops and restaurants. From clothing to jewelry, to furniture, a wine-tasting room and more, exploring the square will easily fill up a half-day.
A fun place to take the entire family, come on down to this popular farm and pick fruits to your heart’s delight (when in season). Then simply pay for what you pick, and enjoy! When you’re done pickin’, the kiddos can indulge in pony rides, a petting zoo, an obstacle course, and more. Come autumn, the pumpkin patch is a town favorite. Festivals are held there throughout the year.
Hunt for Colorful Murals
It seems the street art scene is taking hold everywhere, even in small cities. Georgetown is no exception, beautifying the town with several huge and vibrant murals. Visit the Georgetown Mural Guide to guide you to where they all are. The website has backstories on each mural. Opt for driving or walking around to check them all out.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Explore 9 miles of hiking and biking trails along the North and South San Gabriel Rivers at San Gabriel Park. You have your pick of several different loops that are an easy stroll, with most being only 1 to 1.5 miles long. Or relax in the river and go tubing, kayaking, and fishing. Equipment rental is available.
Nearby Lake Georgetown is a short drive from the downtown area and offers watersport and boating opportunities, not to mention horseback riding trails and 16 miles of hiking trails. Crockett Gardens Falls is a popular hike here, at about 7.5 miles roundtrip, you’re rewarded with a gorgeous natural spring area and small waterfalls.