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December 3, 2020
The Lowdown with Lori
After a year of working hard during this challenging and unfamiliar time, now is the season for a moment of reflection and gratitude. I have been thinking a lot these past few weeks about how closely our original plans matched the reality of 2020. Just so you know... it didn’t! I do know that the Staff at Georgetown/Scott County Tourism worked diligently to adapt to the situation by creating new partnerships, reinventing marketing strategies and messaging, attracting new audiences, and giving even greater support to our local businesses and community. We purposely expanded our efforts to share our story and experiences virtually but most importantly we all worked together to keep the Spirit of Georgetown/Scott County Alive! 

We are proud of the fact that we put people first and made a conscious effort to share the stories of our community and of our locals via social media and our new Gtown Inspires Guide. By simply sharing a recipe from a local restaurant, an unknown story of Georgetown’s history or highlighting an act of kindness in our community, we’ve been able to connect our businesses with the people who call Georgetown/Scott County their home.

We are grateful that our local businesses were able to swiftly pivot and find new ways to stay afloat. While adapting during this unprecedented time has been the key to their success, we want to encourage our visitors and locals to continue enjoying Georgetown’s fantastic restaurants and retail venues via shopping, ordering online, picking up curbside or getting a delivery.

We say “Thank You” to all the Ketuckians who were inspired by us to embrace the Bluegrass State with backyard vacations and staycations. At our Visitor Centers we greeted many in-state travelers and we loved seeing our neighbors from the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western parts of Kentucky venturing out to explore Georgetown, KY. 

We appreciate that Georgetown/Scott County is a community where local businesses, attractions, and hotels followed the health and safety protocols to reduce the transmission of the virus. With constant up to date information on the Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Website out-of-state visitors could see that in KY we work together so that everyone can #TravelKYConfidently.

As 2020 draws to a close, we are at a time when people may be choosing to celebrate this Holiday Season differently, whether you are traveling to visit family and friends or staying at home to spend time with your loved ones, we encourage everyone to practice responsible travel and urge you to be safe! 

And if you can from the comfort of a couch, chair or any seat with a mug of hot cocoa, homemade cookies and candies, gather with us on Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. for A Spirited Celebration - A Virtual Holiday Extravaganza

Wishing everyone the warmest of holiday cheer! 
Lori, Bailey and Dylan

Follow the Historic Markers to Downtown Georgetown's 'Shop Small' Holiday Experience
This year more than ever, “shop small” will have a big impact – on local, independent business owners hit especially hard by the pandemic and on shoppers who want to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list and feel safe and comfortable while doing so!
Wilshire's Serves Up Slices of Kentucky's Past With its Historic KY Cuisine
Here’s something to think about the next time you sit down to a dinner of Kentucky bourbon-glazed pork chops, fried catfish or other traditional Kentucky fare at Wilshire’s Restaurant: You are connected to a Kentucky that predates statehood.
Here Come's Santa Claus Right Down Christmas Lane!
While we all know that the real Santa Claus lives at the North Pole, he’s got an amazing stand-in in Georgetown in the person of Bill Bryant. Santa Bill has been lighting Georgetown’s official Christmas tree since 2008, but he’s been wearing the suit and making kids smile since 1991.
Answering those 'All I want for Christmas' letters
Santa Claus may be far, far away at the North Pole, but he has a helper right here, in the Georgetown Tourism office. Linda Webster, aka Local Elf, makes sure those all-important letters to Santa get into the right hands.
Simple Charm

Here is the place shoppers can come to when they need that tried and true item . . . the lights for the mantle or Christmas tree, a Candleberry candle, a flag for the garden, that really great sign with its humorous saying or message of inspiration.
Country Inn & Suits by Radisson

This TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2020 hotel consistently earns five stars from reviewers for cleanliness, staff friendliness and helpfulness, convenient location, the hot breakfast buffet, a cozy and inviting lobby and more. But this Country Inn & Suites by Radisson and its owner, Roger Rama, are not content to rest on their laurels.
Our visitor centers will be closed December 24th - January 3rd
Georgetown/Scott County Tourism is working hard to gather the most accurate and up to date opening dates, days and hours of operation from our local businesses and attractions in order to support their reopening throughout uncertain conditions.

Experience Kentucky's Horse Headquarters From Home!
Bask in the Bluegrass from the comfort of an armchair with our new collection of Virtual Tours, Experiences and Stay-At-Home Activities!

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