Anyone who’s been to Round Top knows we love to shop local. (Nope — no big box stores in these parts, friends!) The way we see it, when you shop local you aren’t supporting corporate operations that already have plenty of cash. You’re supporting moms and dads, farmers and artists, bakers and all sorts of other great folks who are making honest livings right here in Round Top.
And if you’re heading this way for a little holiday shopping, you’re in for a treat. With our wonderful squares, shops and people, too, our holiday shopping is a whole lotta fun. Read on for the inside scoop on how to make a day of shopping local in small-town Texas.
Be Sure to Explore Every Square
We like to say there’s something new to discover around every corner in Round Top. Each square has its own feel — and incredible shops to explore.
Our squares are just the start! There’s stellar shopping in other areas of our fair town, too. From Round Top Village, to The 303, Junk Gypsy, Block 17 and beyond, there’s no shortage of great shops to get your retail therapy in.
Chat Up the Shopkeepers
Round Top’s residents play a large part of what makes our town something special. We’ve got folks from all over the world, incredible artisans — and a whole slew of characters, too. Take time to enjoy a little conversation and learn why they do what they do. There’s a good chance they’ll clue you in to something great in Round Top that you hadn’t even discovered yet.
Take in the Natural Beauty
Shopping is great and all, but the scenery around Round Top is something money just can’t buy. Perched out here in the wide-open countryside, we’ve got fields full of farm animals, beautiful blooms, rustic barns and, once that sun goes down, stars as far as the eye can see. Take time to pause, catch your breath — and maybe kick your feet up for a bit — and just enjoy your serene surroundings.
All this is just the beginning. There are all sorts of other shops and eateries that didn’t make their way into this list — and other great areas to explore, too! Whether you make a day of it — or book a night and stay a bit longer — there’s plenty to keep you busy when drop in to shop local.