Visit Bastrop's Going the Extra Mile (GEM) program gives YOU the opportunity to recognize employees in our community for exemplary service and dedicated performance to their role in hospitality. One of the most important components of the visitor experience is the quality of the interface between the visitor and the tourism worker, and their experience with tourism service providers. This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of employees in the hospitality community! Vote now through April 14!

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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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Make Vacation Time Your Time In Bastrop, TX

There’s no doubt. Your vacation days will be well spent in Bastrop. Our charming town is perhaps the friendliest little town in Texas with beautiful state parks, the peaceful Colorado River, incredible comfort food, and a wide variety of places to stay including 4-star hotels, luxury yurts…

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The Ultimate Guide to Birdwatching in Bastrop

In Bastrop, even the birds feel Welcomed To It All! Bastrop is officially Bird City Texas certified by Texas Parks and Wildlife. The certificate recognizes the community as leaders in bird conservation and officially makes Bastrop a perfect destination for birdwatching. Bastrop is located along a…

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It’s Prime Time for Me Time in Bastrop

You’re welcome to make it all about you this summer in Bastrop, TX. Here you can enjoy all the perks of traveling solo ­– being on your own schedule and doing exactly what you want. When you travel to Bastrop, you’ll find a whole community ready to welcome you with its own special brand of Texas…

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