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Williamson County is packed with great activities for the entire family.  Many  of these activities are centered on the beautiful landscape that Williamson County is known for. The  rolling plains play a large part in recreational activity in the Texas Wine Country. The southwest and western portions of the county feature heavy population areas that offer leisure and recreation to many people on a grand scale. The eastern reaches of the county offer the rural, environment-centered activities that the beautiful Texas Hill Country is known for.

Williamson County has a variety of options for lodging and camping that are sure to offer great value to the entire family. Rio Bonito Cabin Resort and RV Park is in Georgetown, where there are wonderful amenities such as rental cabins, full hook-ups for an RV, hiking, fishing, biking, swimming, scenic driving and bird watching, volleyball, horseshoes and so much more. Part of the benefits of living in Williamson County is the accessibility you have to so many outdoor activities. With the Hill Country backdrop, any outdoor lover will swoon over the availability of so many great parks and trails to check out. If you wanted to venture out for the weekend and have a staycation, there are an abundance of places to stay while you are in Williamson County, like the Comfort Inn, Best Western Cedar Inn and Austin Marriott North, among other options.

There are two lakes that are among the most popular activity sites in the entire area. Granger Lake is known more for a family dynamic, with great hiking and camping options. Georgetown Lake is known more for fishing and boating, as you will typically see numerous bass fishing boats tucked into the coves and shoreline of this beautiful lake.  Granger Lake is quickly becoming one of the more popular lakes in the area. Full of large bass and crappie this lake attracts anglers along with families looking for a day full of action packed fishing. There are over 10,000-acres of hunting to take advantage of as well. This is unique in itself for a lake to have this as an option. There are many opportunities for sailing and jet skiing on the lake, as well as over 125 campsites in the area. With hiking trails, beaches and a playground, there is plenty to do at Granger Lake.

The Lake at Georgetown is a reservoir lake with almost 1,300 surface acres created from the dam. While at the lake, consider doing some fishing and boating as you navigate the aquatic vegetation of this beautiful landscape. This lake is an open concept lake that is largely revolved around a masterfully constructed dam. Most early spring days, fishermen will get as close as is allowed to this dam to try and catch that big striped bass. In addition to taking in the outdoor spaces of Williamson County, there are plenty of other things to do, especially if you are looking to give yourself some well-deserved “you” time.

Part of the benefits of living in Williamson County is the accessibility you have to so many outdoor activities. With the Hill Country backdrop, any outdoor lover will swoon over the availability of so many great parks and trails to check out.

Williamson County is home to many deluxe spas. Consider giving up part or all of a day to the Beleza MedSpa. This spa offers a wide range of treatments that could help you relax while in Williamson County. Also popular in the area is the Halina European Day Spa and Salon. With locations in the Central Austin area and Round Rock, they are always accessible to patrons looking to take advantage of their luxurious massages and facials. Get a trendy haircut or treat yourself to a pedicure – you’ll feel refreshed and ready for your next adventure in Texas.

Perhaps the most attractive of Williamson County’s offerings is the wide variety of dining options. Williamson County offers a unique experience depending on where you are. The southwestern portion of Williamson County features modern dining with great atmosphere and an urban touch. A short drive to the eastern portions of the county will provide the Southern dining experience with some of the best BBQ in the state. The entire area is home to some of the best “Wine and Dine” in the area. Bowties Blue Jeans Catering Company offers excellent service and food, to make every meal “a memorable occasion.” Another popular option is Jack Allen’s Kitchen, where you can enjoy a wide variety of southwestern cuisine. Owner and chef Jack Gilmore has encapsulated the rich history of Texas within his cuisine. You also must check out all the BBQ options in the area; you are in Texas after all. Try the likes of Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q or Salt Lick BBQ and get a taste of what Texas has to offer. Another recommendation is to try the Tex-Mex restaurants in the area – another Hill Country staple. There are plenty of fine places such as Chuy’s and Torchy’s Tacos to get a good taste of a local favorite.

The Willamson County area is not shy of great places for some adult down time. If you are looking for entertainment, head on over to Fast Eddie’s Round Rock. This sports bar is great for big events, like the NBA Finals, or for small ones, like a quiet Tuesday evening.  Another popular choice is one of the many specialty bars or wine bars in the area. Try The Brass Tap, Wine Sensations or even The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen. You will not be disappointed by any of the highly-rated pubs or tasting rooms available in the area.

Overall, Williamson County offers a unique variety of activities that will suit the fancy of both the rural and urban-minded family. From great outdoor activities to fine cuisine, you’ll find something for everyone here in Williamson County.