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Welcome to the next installment of our new 5 Free Things To Do In… series. Georgetown is beautiful and has so much going on! Here are our favorite 5 Free Things To Do In Georgetown!
1. Spend A Day At Berry Springs Park & Preserve
There’s so much to do at Berry Springs Park & Preserve (1801 Co Rd 152, Georgetown), and yet it’s so tranquil and serene. Donkeys (yes, live donkeys), fishing, camping, a playground, hiking/walking/biking trails, a pecan grove, and more can be found among the park’s 300 acres. It’s just so beautiful! We even saw a couple there on a date–they had strung up hammocks in the trees and were reading books. How amazing is that?! If you pack enough water, food, and sunscreen, you can easily spend the whole day enjoying this park. Read more about what there is to do at Berry Springs here. Visiting the park is FREE.
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2. Cool Off At Blue Hole
Blue Hole (W. 2nd St & Rock St, Georgetown) is located on the San Gabriel River. This beloved FREE swimming hole is one of the locals’ favorite places to cool off on a hot summer day. There are restrooms and picnic areas, walking trails, and more. You can eat at nearby restaurants El Monumento or Hat Creek Burger Company, or bring a picnic and spend all your time down by the water. A few things to keep in mind: there are no lifeguards, so swim at your own risk. The water depth can vary, so keep a close eye on your little swimmers. Signs are posted that warn “No Cliff Jumping.” Bring plenty of sunscreen, water, snacks, towels, and a floating raft or tubes. Water shoes or waterproof hiking shoes are also a good idea, as the banks along the river are rocky.
3. Explore The Creative Playscape At San Gabriel Park
The Creative Playscape (1003 N Austin Ave, Georgetown) is one of our favorite playgrounds in all of Austin and its surrounding areas. It’s huge and very unique and my kids can play there happily for hours. There’s equipment for kids of all ages and sizes. The nice thing about this playground is that, while it is big, the entire thing is fenced in. Just beyond the playground, you can find restrooms and a hike/bike trail for more FREE adventuring around San Gabriel Park.
4. Visit The Most Beautiful Town Square In Texas
The people of Georgetown aren’t kidding around when it comes to their town square, which they call The Most Beautiful Town Square In Texas. While we haven’t been to every town square in Texas to vouch for this claim, we still challenge you to go and decide for yourselves. There are usually plenty of FREE events to attend here year round. Learn more about the Georgetown square here.
5. Learn All About The History of Williamson County
The Williamson Museum (716 South Austin Avenue, Georgetown) provides fun for learners of all ages. From the intriguing topics of The Salon at Wildfire to the engaging activities of Hands on History, there is something for everyone. While there, be sure to inquire about a free tour of the courthouse.
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