With natural beauty like Bastrop’s, the call to play outside is an especially welcome one. Wander among the Lost Pines, drift along the Colorado River, and get a generous lung full of that gorgeous fresh air. Here are our picks for the best places to play in Bastrop for National Play Outside Day on February 5th, 2023.

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Pop in for a Pup-Friendly Retreat in Bastrop

We have serious puppy love in Bastrop, so we’re not exaggerating when we say every day is National Dog Appreciation Day here. You and your furry friends are more than welcome to visit. Bastrop is full of pet-friendly places - including several lodging properties and restaurants. Here are a few of…

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Get Your Music Festival Fix in Bastrop

The music is officially back. Grab your seat for a full weekend of live music and awesome bands at the Bastrop Music Festival, September 22 – 25, 2022. The lineup includes more than 40 performances right in the heart of historic Downtown Bastrop and in venues along the scenic Colorado River…

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Free and Fabulous Things to Do in Bastrop, TX

If it’s true that the best things in life are free, then Bastrop just might be where that rumor started. You can have a great time here and it doesn’t have to cost a dime. Here’s the list of our favorite free things to do in Bastrop. Bastrop State Park The beautiful, peaceful sites in Bastrop State…

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Top Spots to Beat the Heat in Bastrop

Looking to cool off this summer? That’s easily done in Bastrop. Texas is our turf, so we’re pros at staying in the shade. Swimming in the lake, indulging in ice cream, finding fun things to do indoors … yeah we’re definitely cool like that. Read on for a few of our favorite ways to beat the summer…

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Explore the Best of Bastrop with Our Planning App

Want to have an amazing time in Bastrop? Well, we’ve got an app for that! Our Visit Bastrop Texas app is available on both Apple and Android and lets you plan your perfect Bastrop vacay. You can: Mark events, attractions and tours you want to visit See a map of what to check out in Bastrop based on…

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The Best Spots to Savor the Sunset in Bastrop

We’re not saying Bastrop has a lock on spectacular sunsets, but it’s definitely one of our specialties. With the famous Loblolly Pines, the Colorado River, and a charming, historic community, we’ve got a lot of spots for you to settle in and take in an amazing sunset. Here are our favorite spots:…

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Rev Up Your Roadtrip in Bastrop

When that summer vacay is calling your name, a roadtrip to Bastrop, TX is a fun and wallet-friendly way to make that happen. Whether you’re looking from some me time or just a little we time, read on for great ways to enjoy your stay in Bastrop. Water Play Take the whole crew for a tour along the…

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Join Us for Juneteenth in Bastrop

Juneteenth is an important holiday in Bastrop. Also known as Freedom Day, it celebrates the day 250,000 enslaved Black people were freed in Texas on June 19, 1865. Although the Emancipation Proclamation became effective in 1863, some former Confederate states didn’t comply until years later. On that…

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Make it a Memorable Memorial Day in Bastrop

Proud of our heritage, we always make sure we do Memorial Day right in Bastrop. Come launch your summer playing at Lake Bastrop or the Colorado River, camp among the legendary Loblolly Pines in our state parks or catch live music and great home cooking in Downtown Bastrop. You won’t want to miss out…

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