Teravista residents are active residents. And there are plenty of places to play here at home or in the Georgetown and Round Rock areas. Whether novice or experienced, the Teravista Golf Club offers an award-winning golf experience right within the community. Miles of paved trails and pathways connect a variety of parks and playgrounds. Swim and party in three pool venues, including the new Club at Wildflower Park. Weather not cooperating? Choose from two 24-hour fitness centers. Feeling like roaming? Check out the many festivals, events, and activities in Georgetown and Round Rock. Both cities offer outdoor recreation, food and music events galore. And Teravista is just 25 miles from the energy and charm of downtown Austin.
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The county seat of Williamson County, Georgetown is home to the oldest university in Texas, Southwestern University, founded in 1840. Less than 5 miles from Teravista via FM 1460, Georgetown has a charming downtown listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with nearly 50 contributing buildings. Here are just some of the highlights:
Held every April on the Courthouse Square, the Red Poppy Festival features family friendly food and fun, with live music, a car show, a fun run and much more. The official “Red Poppy Capital of Texas,” Georgetown is one of the few locations in the United States where these flowers reseed themselves each year.
Central Texas is known for its crystal-clear, rock-bottomed swimming holes, and Georgetown’s Blue Hole is one of the most iconic. Just 5 blocks from the Courthouse Square, this scenic lagoon is surrounded by limestone bluffs along the South Fork of the San Gabriel River.
Now home to quaint shops and appealing restaurants, this nine-block district is described as an “unspoiled, coherent and intact composed primarily of two-story limestone structures of Victorian commercial design.” Surrounding the Courthouse Square, these well-designed buildings date from 1870 to 1902.
A 1200-acre lake created in 1979 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Georgetown is located just 12 miles from Teravista. Enjoy boating, skiing, fishing, four separate camping areas, a wildlife preserve and 16 miles of hiking trails. Abutting the lake, are various boat ramps and camping facilities.
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 year-old oak trees that offer the shade of their branches to family picnics, games of touch football or Frisbee, concerts, festivals, canoeing, swimming and fishing.
Only about 6 miles from Teravisat and hidden for over 10,000 years, Inner Space Cavern is one of the best-preserved caves in Texas. One of only seven show caves in Texas, it was discovered in 1963 by a Texas Highway Department core drilling crew. The oldest rock at Inner Space is roughly 100 million years old.
Yes, there is a “round rock” in Round Rock, and it’s located in Brushy Creek along the historic Chisholm Trail cattle drive route. While proud of its history, today’s Round Rock is about much more than cattle, and there’s plenty to do and see in this fast-growing town.
The city’s minor league baseball team plays at the Dell Diamond, named after the city’s largest private employer. With more than 8,600 seats, Dell Diamond is a true multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex, hosting Express games, concerts, expos and festivals.
Opened Memorial Day 2016, following a major expansion that doubled its size, this is the coolest place to be when summer heats up. In Old Settler’s Park, this fun attraction includes new features appealing to teens and adults, such as a rock climbing wall and a diving platform.
If shopping is your sport, Round Rock Premium Outlets at I-35 North and University has nearly 125 stores such as Burberry, Michael Kors and Nike. Enjoy one of several restaurants, or catch a movie at the Cinemark 14. Bass Pro Shops is right across the street.
This small but thriving downtown is charming in a one-of-a-kind way that never feels cookie cutter or pretentious. Now filled with options for dining and shopping, Downtown Round Rock once witnessed an honest-to-goodness wild west shootout, and was home to the community’s water well – believed to have medicinal qualities. Downtown has come a long way since then and continues to grow and change with the times.
Pack up a bike or scooter and let your kids hit the streets of a tyke-size town, one of several recreation areas in Round Rock’s huge Play for All Abilities Park. With 51,000 square feet of fully enclosed outdoor fun, kids of all abilities can race from one sensory pod to the next, entertaining themselves for hours. The park is open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight.
In its eighth year, the Arts Council promotes the arts through its Imagine event in February and Chalk Walk in October. RRAC offers monthly art exhibits at ArtSpace, a downtown gallery. With two theater groups, two symphonies, dance organizations, and artists whose works are displayed in various venues around town, this “Sports Capital of Texas” has hit a home run in encouraging the creative class.
Austin hosts some of the world's most iconic music festivals and has over 250 live music venues. But the music is just the beginning! Check out these fun things to do in downtown Austin, just 30 miles south of Teravista.