Start your engines and your next adventure right here in Bastrop, TX. We are perfectly positioned near Austin, 30 miles east, along the banks of the Colorado River. Discover rich history, world famous BBQ, boutique shops, eateries, craft beer, distilleries, and that’s just the half of it. We welcome you to make yourself at home, create your next story and enjoy out special brand of Texas hospitality.
Hang Your Hat Here
Bastrop has places to stay near Austin that are conveniently close to Circuit of the Americas. When you’re making your escape from the busy highways, find the perfect place to lay your head here in town. Camp amongst the stars at one of our RV parks or campgrounds, soak up luxurious seclusion at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, or reserve a vacation rental. Stay with us and be delighted by small town hospitality and welcoming faces around every corner.
Photo by: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Things to Do
Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center
Make this your first stop in downtown Bastrop. Located in an old fire and police station from the 1930s, the museum offers opportunities to learn about the “most historic town in Texas.” Here you can observe all kinds of artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of Bastrop’s beginnings, participate in a scavenger hunt for kiddos, and get detailed info about all Bastrop has to offer.
Cozied up along the banks of the Colorado River, downtown offers something for everyone. If you like one-of-a-kind gifts and beautifully handcrafted goods, you will love our historic district. Window shop while you admire the 19th century architecture of this part of town. Downtown is one of our best kept secrets and is a great place to slow down after a day full of races. Click here to see a full list of things to do in Bastrop.
This part of Texas is known for its stunning natural beauty, and we are smack-dab in the middle. So “naturally” (pun intended) we offer an abundance of outdoor activities near Austin, without the crowds. Off the beaten path experiences are our specialty. Whether you’re into hiking, bird-watching, kayaking or camping – you’ll feel welcomed, welcome to it all! When you visit our neck of the woods, its hard to decide what is first! Start planning now.
Food & Drinks
Head east from the track and pit-stop in Bastrop to fuel up on delicious grub. Around here, comfort food is always on the menu and we’ve got plenty of room at the table. Grab breakfast before the races at Maxine’s on Main. We suggest the Texas Benny, or a griddle cake as big as your face. Slide into a booth at Paw Paw's Catfish House for freshly fried catfish and onion rings. Enjoy pizza on the porch, overlooking the Colorado at Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard, or swing into Gracie’s for a chicken fried steak with all the fixings. Sit down at Southside Market & BBQ or Billy’s BBQ for a plate of the best brisket and sausage you've ever had. Wash it all down with a trip to Bastrop Beer Company, 602 Brewing Company or Iron Bridge Icehouse for a pint of craft beer. If moonshine is more your style, grab a cocktail or infusion at Copper Shot Distillery.
Live Music Events
The party isn’t over when the races end, in fact – its just getting started. Swing out east to Bastrop for a night chock full of live-music entertainment. Performances can be heard roaring from numerous establishments in and around town. View our live music calendar to see who is playing while you’re visiting!
There’s so much to experience in Bastrop! Whether you plan to visit before, after or during the NASCAR event, just know you are always welcome in these woods. A destination that is just your speed. We welcome you to do as much, or as little as you'd like.
To learn more about things to do, dining and lodging in Bastrop, go to visitbastrop.com.