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Dear Friends, When was the last time you lingered over dinner with your specia l someone or spent the day taking in the great outdoors with your kids? Our guess is that it’s been a while. Well, we’d like to suggest that you revive your daytrips, your weekends and your vacations with a little dose of small town Texas charm. Don’t get us wrong, we love the lights of the big cities, but nothin g can compare to our starry nights. A visit to Georgetown isn’t just a vacati on from your daily routine, it’s a chance to enjoy life at a slower pace. As the Red Poppy Capital of Texas and home to one of the finest collect ions of Victorian commercial architecture found in the state of Texas, we encourage you to meander through history and explore a community where friends become family. If you aren’t already picturing yourself strolling through our downt own square or biking the San Gabriel Trail, you definitely will be by the time you’ve flipped through the rest of this guide. Every page is meant to help you plan your trip so feel free to dog-ear, highlight or write in the margins. We can’t wait to welcome you to our town.

Sincerely Yours,

Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau

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History The City of Georgetown, TX, nestled at the fork of the North and South San Gabriel River, was established in 1848 as a trading center for the surrounding agricultural areas. As the story goes, wealthy landowner, George Washington Glasscock, donated 172 acres of his land to Williamson County. In exchange for his generosity, Glasscock asked that the new county seat bear his name. More than 160 years have passed since Georgetown was established, yet the town has managed to preserve not just the history of its namesake but also the traditions of days gone by. Annual cattle drives, community-wide festivals and extensive preservation efforts have enabled the City of Georgetown to hold fast to its historic charm. In 1997, the City of Georgetown became the first Texas City to be designated a National Main Street City. Georgetown also boasts three nationally registered Historic Districts: Williamson County Courthouse District, Belford National District and The University Avenue/Elm Street District. Amble around the downtown square and you will feel as if you have stepped back in time. Should you wish to immerse yourself further into the history of Georgetown, pick up a walking or driving tour brochure at the Visitor Center located at 101 W. 7th Street.


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o matter if the sun is shining or the raindrops are falling, Georgetown has more than enough places to go and things to do. From the depths of the Inner Space Cavern to the halls of Southwestern University, we’re certain your whole family will have a lot to write home about. Whether you have a weekend or a week, take some time to explore a few of our wonderful attractions.

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Pack a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon floating gently in the scenic Blue Hole lagoon. While you enjoy your day in the great blue yonder, be sure to marvel at the limestone bluffs that border the lagoon along the South Fork of the San Gabriel River.

Plan a play date for your whole family. The Creative Playscape was recently named the “Best Playground in Texas” by Texas Monthly magazine. The wooden playground was built as a community project in 1993 and boasts a giant maze and just about anything your heart could desire when it comes to swinging, climbing, bouncing, running or twirling. With a pavilion to re-charge their energy, your kids will be sure to thank you for a vacation well played.

The Park is located five blocks north of the Downtown Square along N. Austin Avenue. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is at W. Second Street and Rock Street.

1003 N. Austin Avenue 512-930-3595

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HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Fill your day with Victorian architecture, unique shops and delicious dining. Enjoy Georgetown to its fullest by exploring historic downtown. Make learning fun with an impromptu history lesson on the Downtown Square where you’ll find more than 20 historical markers in the Williamson County Courthouse Historic District. Tour two residential Historic Districts near the Square where you’ll discover dozens of Victorian homes and Arts and Crafts-style bungalows.

INNER SPACE CAVERN Ever wondered what is below the earth’s surface? Well the Inner Space Cavern can answer that and so much more. Hidden for 10,000 years, Inner Space Cavern is one of the most well preserved caves in Texas. Over the years, archeologists have unearthed remains of prehistoric animals and found some of nature’s finest works of art. To learn more about the cave or schedule a tour, visit the Inner Space Cavern website and pack your exploration gear today. 4200 S. IH-35 512-931-CAVE Toll Free: 877-931-2283

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GEORGETOWN SCULPTURE TOUR Located in San Gabriel Park, this rotating exhibit of approximately 30 sculptures, on loan from artists throughout Texas, makes for a perfect walk in the park. The Georgetown Sculpture Tour itself is part of the larger Central Texas Sculpture Tour, which includes the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Sculpture on Main in Marble Falls and the Sculptors Dominion in San Antonio. For more information on the current pieces on display, visit the website.

www.arts.georgetown.org/the-georgetownsculpture-tour

THE PALACE THEATER Plan a night out on the town and be sure to catch the curtain call at The Palace Theatre in the historic Downtown District. In 2001, this former movie house was reopened as a performing arts hall. The venue now showcases a yearround season of live theater productions including musicals, comedies and dramas. 810 S. Austin Avenue 512-869-7469

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SAN GABRIEL PARK Meandering right through the very heart of Georgetown is the San Gabriel River. What better place to find one of the most beautiful parks in the state of Texas. San Gabriel Park is graced with 200-yearold oak trees that offer the shade of their branches to family picnics, games of touch football or Frisbee, concerts, festivals, canoeing, swimming and, well, a lazy day of fishing. If biking or hiking suits your fancy, the San Gabriel River Trail, designated a National Recreation Trail by the U.S. Department of the Interior, is a great 9-mile tour. For information on Georgetown’s many parks, visit the website. 445 E. Morrow Street

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LAKE GEORGETOWN Have fish, will travel. For the more serious angler or water enthusiast, this 1,200-acre lake offers boating, skiing, fishing, four separate camping areas, a wildlife preserve and 16 miles of hiking trails. Several camping areas are available ranging from primitive to modern. Cedar Breaks Park and Jim Hogg Park have boat ramps and camping facilities with RV hook-ups and restrooms with showers. Russell Park offers a camping and swimming area, a boat ramp and restrooms with showers, while Tejas Park offers primitive camping and picnic areas. Off Williams Drive 512-930-5253

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SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Exercise your mind with a stroll through the halls of Southwestern University. As the oldest chartered university in Texas and home to one of the most beautiful structures in the state, you’ll get more than just a history lesson. The architecture is something to behold with much of its Gothic-style buildings dating back to the 1800s, while the labs and athletic arenas are pure twenty-first century. 1001 E. University Avenue 512-863-1487

WILLIAMSON MUSEUM There is so much to learn about the unique culture and rich heritage of Williamson County and there is no better place to take it all in than at the museum dedicated to making education fun. Take a peek at the museum’s website to see the upcoming exhibits and stop by to enjoy some free handson educational programs, innovative tours and extensive outreach services. 716 S. Austin Avenue 512-943-1670

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE Located at 710 Main Street and visible for miles around, the imposing neoclassical structure is the focal point of the central business district and the fifth structure to serve as the county courthouse. For free tours of the Williamson County Courthouse, available Fridays and Saturdays at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30PM, contact the Williamson Museum.

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Dear Georgetown, Home is where the heart is and my heart is firmly planted in the soil of Georgetown, Texas. I spent my childhood eating carnival food and watching the fireworks sparkle over the San Gabriel Park on the 4th of July. Christmases on the square have the same magic quality that they did when I was younger. The lights, the carolers and the hot chocolate still warm my soul. It’s not just the festivals and the holidays that will have me calling Georgetown home well into my golden years, it’s my neighbors who have become family, the summer evenings spent swimming in the lake, the sweet smell of BBQ from the Pitt and the small town charm. What can I say, when I have children, I want them to stick their hands in the earth at the Inner Space Cavern, get spooked by Halloween Ghost Tours and grow up in a place like Mayberry.

Sincerely Yours,

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hen it comes to traveling, nothing beats a good night’s rest. In Georgetown, we want you to get as much beauty sleep as you need to be bright-eyed for a weekend of exploring. From hotels and motels to bed & breakfasts and campgrounds, we have a room for you. Whether you are looking to set up a tent or have breakfast in bed, our lodging chart can help you find the perfect place to lay your head. Step back in time and enjoy a unique experience in these historic B&Bs.

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CLAIBOURNE HOUSE Built in 1896 and restored to its original beauty in the mid 1980’s, the Claibourne House Bed & Breakfast is a wonderful place to stroll home to. Each of the four bedrooms offers a unique touch of Victorian grace. Savor a glass of wine on the wraparound porch as the sun drifts below the horizon, the picture perfect evening to your stay at the Claibourne House. 912 Forest Street 512-930-3934

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HARPER-CHESSER HISTORIC INN Indulge in the good life at HarperChesser Historic Inn. Situated in the heart of the Historic District, this bed & breakfast is known to set taste buds aflutter and hearts afire. Owners R.C. and Ruth Lumpkin have created an environment where antique charm and romance fill the air. Create a getaway for rest and relaxation or fun and adventure. Either way, end the day in your hidden abode at Harper-Chesser Historic Inn. 1309 S. College Street 512-864-1887

www.harperchesserinn.com

SAN GABRIEL HOUSE Located across the street from Southwestern University and walking distance to Georgetown’s Downtown Square, this 1908 mansion is the quintessential bed & breakfast. Relax in one of the six handsomely appointed guest rooms, curl up with a book in the cozy library or enjoy the great outdoors with a stroll through the flourishing gardens. Once you stay at the San Gabriel House we’re sure you will want to linger longer. 1008 E. University Avenue 512-930-0070

www.sangabrielhouse.com

RANCH HOUSE It’s not a visit to Texas without a stay at a Texas-style rock house. The Ranch House submits beautifully to its heritage with a metal roof, rolling hills and 100-year old oak trees offering a quiet shade. The four bedrooms invite you to kick off your boots and stay a while. With fresh flowers and homemade cookies awaiting your arrival, you may choose to come home to the Ranch more often. Close to Sun City and The Vineyard at Florence. 95 Redbird Trail 512-863-2331

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HOTELS/MOTELS CANDLEWOOD SUITES (opening Late Spring 2011) 451 N. IH 35 | Georgetown, TX 78628 800-950-0424

COMFORT SUITES 11 Waters Edge Circle | Georgetown, TX 78626 512-863-7544

COUNTRY INN & SUITES 600 San Gabriel Village Boulevard | Georgetown, TX 78626 512-868-8555

GEORGETOWN INN 209 N. Interstate 35 | Georgetown, TX 78628 512-863-5572

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES 431 N. Interstate 35 | Georgetown, TX 78628 512-591-7890

LA QUINTA INN 333 N. Interstate 35 | Georgetown, TX 78628 512-869-2541

QUALITY INN 1005 Leander Road | Georgetown, TX 78628 512-863-7504

SAN GABRIEL MOTOR COURT 103 N. Austin Avenue | Georgetown, TX 78626 512-819-9374

BUDGET INN 1908 S. Austin Avenue | Georgetown, TX 78626 512-869-0709

CAMPING BERRY SPRINGS RV PARK 140-C Market Street | 512-864-2724

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EAST VIEW RV RANCH 552 East View Drive | 512-931-2251

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Georgetown, TX is home-style living at its best, but don’t let its quaint exterior fool you, the city is a hotbed for greatness. With a plethora of things to do, see and explore, it’s no wonder that Georgetown has not only won over the hearts of those who call it home, but also some of our nation’s top ten lists. The quest for the perfect work/life balance is nearly as difficult to find as the Fountain of Youth. However in Georgetown, we feel as if a beautiful chord has been struck and apparently so does Fortune Small Business because they recently ranked us as the #2 Place to Live & Launch a New Business. Our entrepreneurs and business owners need not consult the magazine to know that Georgetown offers a supportive community, business benefits and a booming economy. Not only are we a great place to live and launch a business but we are the perfect place to hang your hat when you are ready to enjoy your golden years. Frommer’s ranked Georgetown as the #1 Place to Retire in America and U.S. News & World Report named us in the top 10 Great Retirement Spots for Golf Nuts. Well it’s obvious that we are a great place to live and work, but what about play? Well turns out we are doing pretty well for ourselves when it comes to the great outdoors. Recently we received our Texas Scenic City certification, as well as the First Lady’s Texas Treasures Award. From our hike and bike trails to our Victorian-commercial architecture, we have a photo opportunity everywhere you turn. Receiving awards and recognition for our city makes us very proud to call Georgetown home. However, what really makes us burst with happiness is sharing our amazing city with friends, family and visitors. So enjoy a visit and see where Georgetown ranks on your list.


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2010 BEST OF GEORGETOWN

Best Overall Restaurants

DOS SALSAS Dos Salsas earned gold standards in this year’s community-wide vote for Best Restaurant. The family owned and operated Tex Mex restaurant offers Texas-size plates with all the fixings. From burritos and tamales to Mexican style barbeque, the Plata family ensures that you leave full and happy. Oh did we mention the Ritas? True to their Tex Mex roots, Dos Salsas serves up the perfect margarita; add chips and salsa and you might just be in heaven. 1104 S. Main Street 512-930-2343

www.dossalsas.com

MONUMENT CAFÉ Monument Café took home the bronze award in this year’s Best of Georgetown Restaurant category and it certainly is no surprise why the locals love the place. Every meal is made to perfection using only farm-fresh and organic products. Morning through night the café serves up a variety of one-of-a-kind recipes, made-from-scratch desserts and fresh squeezed juices. If your mouth isn’t already watering, check out the website for daily specials and might we suggest trying dessert first.

WILDFIRE As the silver award winner for this year’s Best of Georgetown Restaurant, Wildfire is a place to warm all of your senses. Both the restaurant’s name and unique flavors are derived from the large oak log burning grill and smoking applications with apple, hickory and mesquite wood. Both the power of the flame and the smoke therefrom are used to cook a wide variety of steaks, poultry, seafood and game meats to perfection. Their full service bar offers the most extensive Texas wine list in the world. If you are looking for a big city meal with small town style, Wildfire is the place to savor. 812 S. Austin Avenue 512-869-3473

www.wildfiretexas.com

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Dear Georgetown, When we opened the restaurant in 1999, Georgetown was still a relatively small town, yet we saw a great deal of potential and opportunity for our family and our business here. Turns out, what we saw came true. Georgetown has given Dos Salsas a chance to be successful and for that we are eternally grateful to the city and those who call Georgetown home. In fact, the best part about having a business in Georgetown is the people. We are situated in a place that is big enough to have a large clientele, but small enough to know everyone’s name. We’re lucky to have a business where we can get to know our customers on a personal level. Building relationships and creating friendships are part of what makes Georgetown so unique. In our restaurant and along the city streets you can feel the warm embrace of the family. Whether you are visiting for a day, a weekend or a week, you’ll feel like family by the time you leave. We thank the City of Georgetown for allowing us to become one of its neighborhood restaurants.

Sincerely Yours,

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THE ESCAPE FINE CRAFTS AND GIFTS The Escape was voted this year’s gold award winner for the Best of Georgetown Gift Shops and it’s no wonder. When you walk into the store, you are met with a warm embrace of color and variety. Solely owned by Len and Judy Lester, the couple has searched far and wide throughout the United States and beyond to find handmade gifts and home furnishings. The Escape has showcased the work of more than 500 craftsmen and artists and welcome new ones to the list every month. Be sure to take an Escape because you never know what you might find. 713 S. Main Street 512-930-0052 888-492-7777

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WONDERFUL THINGS As the silver winner of the Best of Georgetown Gift Shops, we couldn’t think of any place more wonderful to send you. Wonderful Things is a boutique shop with a lot of space, which means of course a lot of wonderful things to peruse and buy. The store is a Brighton Heart store, which means the selection of jewelry, handbags, shoes and home décor are plentiful. Vera Bradley, Thymes Bath & Body and array of other unique gifts are available year round. Events, charity and seasonal open houses are great for mingling, meeting and finding a few wonderful things. 1003 S. Austin Avenue 512-863-3411

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The bronze award for Best of Georgetown Gift Shops has our sweet tooth asking for more. Sweet Serendipity lives up to its name with a delicious array of cakes, candies and seasonal gifts and baskets to entice the dessert lover in all of us. Stop by the family-owned and operated shop for a piece of rich, chocolatey goodness and friendly hometown service. 710 S. Austin Avenue 512-864-1511 866-710-1511

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Dear Georgetown, We moved to Georgetown in 1994 and by 1996 we had opened our business. Over the last 15 years, we have seen the City of Georgetown grow, in turn aiding in the growth of our own little shop. Many of our customers have become our friends and it is this family environment that we enjoy most about living and working in this tremendous community. Life can’t be filled with all work and no play, so when we do have a chance to explore our own City Beautiful, we take our family outdoors. There are outstanding city and county parks, impressive hike and bike trails that wind along the riverbank and a lake perfect for family fun. We love the shopping, the dining and the entertainment that are available throughout our historic downtown and not just because one of the decade-old buildings is where our shop calls home. The community pride is every where you look, from the fans cheering on the local high school football team under the Friday night lights to our annual Christmas Stroll and Poppy Festival. The whole town comes together for old-fashioned fun on a variety of occasions. We aren’t just building a business in Georgetown, we’re raising a family. Starting a family in Georgetown ensures that our girls will live and learn in an environment that nurtures their hearts and their minds. The schools are exemplary; six have been recognized by the Texas Education Agency. The churches focus on outreach initiatives and strive to provide assistance to all those in need. Bringing our children up in a community that loves and serves God and each other is important to us. Living, working and raising a family in Georgetown is an amazing experience that we treasure. Our more than 10,000 loyal Georgetown patrons are our friends, our advocates, and our tour guides, bringing friends and family to meet us. We feel truly blessed to be a part of it all, and can’t imagine working and living anywhere else.

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EVENTS IN GEORGETOWN

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Georgetown’s First Friday events are a wonderful time to explore the city under a blanket of stars. Relax into your weekend by strolling the historic streets, visiting galleries, meeting local artists, viewing new works and exhibits and tapping your toes to live music. If you still haven’t had your fill, take a seat at one of the great restaurants around town and savor a sumptuous meal.

Join us as the Downtown Square comes alive with booths featuring handmade arts & crafts, jewelry, unique clothing, woodcrafts, ironworks, festive foods, antiques & collectables, stained glass, music and entertaining fun for all ages. Top off a great day of family time with a visit or two to the shops and restaurants around the Square.

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First Friday of every month (February-December)

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY GEM & MINERAL SHOW February 19 & 20, 2011

The Williamson County Gem and Mineral Show is perfect for the mineralogist or gem enthusiast. With exhibits, demonstrations, games, educational displays, fluorescent minerals, custom and designer jewelry and door prizes, your family will enjoy a hands-on learning experience. You won’t even need to pack a lunch because food and refreshments can be found throughout the show. So bring your friends and family out to meet featured artisans, discover unique minerals and support the College of Earth Sciences.

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SWIRL ON THE SQUARE ...SIP, SAVOR, AND SHOP February 26, 2011

Swirl on the Square, sponsored by the Georgetown Main Street Program, offers an evening full of indulgence. Sample some of the finest Texas grown wine, while you shop for the perfect gift or savor a taste of Texas at one of the prime restaurants on the square.

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Second Saturday of every month (March-November)

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GEORGETOWN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

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June 2-5, 2011

Find a quilt to match every room in your house at the Georgetown Quilt and Stitchery Show. The show features a silent auction, quilt raffles, a tearoom and so much more. Come spend the day learning about quilting from our local experts.

Georgetown’s Festival of the Arts offers visitors and residents alike a taste of art and culture. The festival offers a weekend filled with nationally recognized musicians and scholars, concerts and presentations and a brilliant fireworks display to ignite all the senses.

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RED POPPY FESTIVAL

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April 16 & 17, 2011

The Red Poppy Festival marks the coming of spring and the arrival of Georgetown’s colorful springtime visitor, the Red Poppy Flower. These beautiful flowers have been a part of Georgetown’s heritage and landscape for more than seventy years, a fact certified by the Texas legislature in naming Georgetown as the Red Poppy Capital of Texas. Plan to spend a weekend exploring the 125 unique handcraft vendors, fabulous free children’s area, car show, bike ride, parade, outstanding live music and a complimentary Saturday night concert featuring Mark Chesnutt and a street dance!

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHERIFF POSSE RODEO June 24 & 25, 2011

Come out and enjoy a family-friendly weekend at the annual Williamson County Sheriff Posse Rodeo. All your favorite rodeo events plus mutton bustin, calf scramble, rodeo clowns, kids corral area, vendors and the HEB Steer Saddling Challenge. So whether you’re a full-fledged cowboy or city slicker, there’s something for you!

www.georgetownrodeo.com

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with more than 50,000 of your fellow patriots in beautiful San Gabriel Park. From morning till night, you can shop in one of the 80+ vendor booths, feed baby livestock at the petting zoo, watch and wave as the street parade goes by, listen to the beats of live entertainment, tour the area on a train ride and watch as the fireworks display ignites the sky with a splendor of color and sound.

Looking for the perfect piece to hang above your mantel or showcase in your dining room? During Art in the Square, you will have no problem finding the right piece and so much more. More than 150 fine and contemporary artists gather to sell their wares ranging in media from clay and sculpture to paintings and metal work.

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CHISHOLM TRAIL DAYS October 15, 2011

Don your cowboy hat and boots and head on over to San Gabriel Park to experience an authentic longhorn cattle drive first-hand and indulge in traditional eats from a real chuck wagon. At the annual Chisholm Trail Days celebration, you’ll have the chance to watch as longhorns are steered along the river, enjoy live country music, a ranch rodeo and much more.

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Experience the rumble of WW II-era bombers and fighter planes in this celebration of Georgetown’s aviation history held at the Georgetown Municipal Airport. Climb into the cockpit of a 1944 single-engine Navy trainer or the Army’s high-tech Apache helicopter. See precision flying team flyovers or take a ride in an aircraft. Take the kids and get close to a plane or helicopter as you never have before.

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SUN CITY KIWANIS CLUB HOLIDAY HOME TOUR December 2, 3 & 4, 2011

The annual Sun City Holiday Home Tour includes six professionally decorated homes. These homes feature interiors styled with the assistance of a designer, as well as the homeowner’s own furniture and collectables from around the world. From modern to traditional, we are sure that you will leave with a little inspiration for your own home.

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CHRISTMAS STROLL December 3, 2011

Block by block the Stroll unfolds. Wander downtown and witness how the Square sparkles with vitality and Christmas charm. If you haven’t visited the Stroll before, make this your family holiday tradition! Offering foods and fashions, gifts and glitter, music and magic – everything to make the holidays bright. This exciting Christmas extravaganza kicks off the season with specialty gift stores, fashion jewelry, clothing, gourmet foods, decorations and ideas, home accessories and décor, food and wine sampling, arts and crafts, and of course, Santa!

GEORGETOWN HERITAGE SOCIETY HOLIDAY HOME TOUR December 10 & 11, 2011

Deck the halls and celebrate the history of Georgetown during the holiday season. Join the Heritage Society for its annual Holiday Home Tour. Tour-goers enjoy charming, restored, historic homes decorated in holiday finery that celebrate the past and present of old Georgetown neighborhoods. Docents give tours as well as offer information about the history of each residence with interesting facts and tidbits.

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Georgetown Convention & V i si tor s B u r e a u P.O. Box 409 Georgetown, TX 78627 phone: 1(800) 436-8696 email: CVB@Georgetown.org

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2011 City of Georgetown Visitor Guide  

Tourism Information about Georgetown

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