Georgetown, Texas, conveniently located less than 30 miles from Austin, has quickly made a name for itself as a city that preserves its resources.
Its commitment to historic preservation is already notable, with one of few town squares in the U.S. to have original architecture lining all four sides. But the city’s commitment to preserving natural resources is what’s gaining it notoriety as only the second city in the U.S. (the first in the South) to transition to 100 percent renewable energy use with electricity powered by wind and solar. Groups can take advantage of Georgetown’s commitment to both historic and natural-resource preservation at these three hotspots.
9-Mile Hike & Bike Trail
Attendees can set out on the city’s nine-mile hike and bike trail that traverses San Gabriel Park and lines both sides of the San Gabriel River. Even better, attendees can bike for free with free bike rentals from the Visitors Center on the Square and from the Georgetown Library.
The popular trail ends at Lake Georgetown, where attendees can take to the water using stand-up paddle boards or kayaks available through Georgetown Paddle Company.
Groups can take a historic downtown walking tour to learn about some of the Victorian architecture that makes up Georgetown Square. From June through August, groups can also check out the summer concert series on The Square every Friday night. The monthly First Fridays on the Square also provides a similar community feel, giving groups a chance to explore local art galleries while listening to live music on The Square.