For many students, spring break is the highlight of the first half of the year. Even if your school days are behind you, there’s something about those first few weeks of spring that makes you itch to pack up and get away for a weekend or two. If you’ve never considered spring breaking in Bastrop, Texas, let this spring be the one you discover a whole new world of stunning natural bliss, a local culture that has something exciting from morning to midnight and so much more. Read on for our guide to the spring break must-stops on your trip to Bastrop.


Get Outside

With the Colorado River basically in our backyard, it’s no surprise that Bastrop boasts absolutely stunning outdoor scenery, especially in the springtime. Take advantage of a sunny afternoon and tee off at any of the excellent golf courses available, such as the Lost Pines Golf Club, which features a championship golf course designed by world-renowned architect Arthur Hills. If you’d rather get up close and personal to the beautiful Texas wilderness, there are plenty of hiking opportunities for hikers of all levels. Spend an afternoon working up a sweat on the trails at Bastrop State Park, for instance, before heading back into town to relax. Or, for the real thrill seekers, you can soak in the views from high in the sky as you zip across the treetops on one of five dual zip lines at Zip Lost Pines. You can even book their sunset or nighttime zip tours to experience the rush after dark!

Downtown Shopping Fun


A Texas small town with big city vibrancy, Bastrop offers visitors an experience like nowhere else. Who says you can’t get your party on in a small town? We’ve got something for everyone, whether you’re a craft beer aficionado, a fine wine enthusiast or an amateur cigar collector.

Copper Shot Distillery 2

Copper Shot Distillery

Copper Shot aims to produce great spirits — in more ways than one! Their meticulously crafted drinks are sure to leave you smiling wider than you were when you came in. Located right in Downtown Bastrop, Copper Shot Distillery serves up handcrafted, small-batch spirits made with locally sourced ingredients, giving visitors the chance to taste their way through some of Bastrop’s best alcoholic offerings. You can even take a tour of the distillery to learn about the production process, which ends with a sampling of their signature spirits. Or, for a more casual visit, lounge in their tasting room with a unique craft cocktail and catch some live music.

C&S Cigar Lounge

Once you’ve enjoyed the drinks at Copper Shot Distillery, head next door to the C&S Cigar Lounge, and unwind in absolute comfort as you explore their boutique cigar selection. The lounge’s sophisticated, yet laid-back atmosphere is the ideal spot to enjoy a taste of some of the finer things in life. As you relax, feel free to chat with any of the knowledgeable, friendly staff members — they are incredibly passionate about cigars of quality and would love to share in that passion with you. Pair it all with a handcrafted whiskey cocktail, and you’re set.

Bastrop Beer Company

Bastrop Beer Company

Any fans of craft beer would be remiss in missing a visit to Bastrop Beer Company. Whether you’re looking to settle down and stay awhile or you’re just after something to sip while you stroll through Downtown Bastrop, this locally favored beer and bottle shop has you covered. Choose from 28 beers on draft, or from the hundreds of bottles and cans available for purchase. No matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong. For the competitive types, you can enjoy your drink alongside a game of pool or pinball in their cushy lounge area. 

Rising Sun Vineyard

Located a short drive from Bastrop, Rising Sun Vineyard is Texas’s little piece of heaven. Here, you can soak in breathtaking vineyard views as you serenely sip handcrafted wines unique to the region. They offer guided tours of the vineyard, so those curious can learn about the winemaking process as you savor your sips. On Saturdays, they also offer live music under their covered pavilion. Our recommendation? Book an early evening tasting so you can catch the sunset over the vineyard, then dance the night away with some local talent as your guide.

Kana Wine

Kana Wine Tasting Lounge

This cozy downtown tasting lounge is a great spot to pop in for a wine break in between all your shopping and exploring. Their signature lounge tasting is only $18 per person, and worth every cent. Taste your way through five different luxurious wines and learn more about the Bastrop winemaking culture. Afterward, pick up a bottle to take home. Kana Wine also hosts a variety of events, so depending on when you visit, you might be able to take an interactive class, such as Sushi 101 on March 27th, which will teach you how to make your own sushi at home.  

Couple Music Show

Live Music

To make the most of your spring break, you need a chance to let loose a little. The best way to do that? Tearing it up on the dance floor with a live band as your background. It’s no secret that Texas has an incredibly rich musical history, and Bastrop’s local talent showcases that in every performance. No matter when you visit, there’s sure to be a band playing that will have you on your feet all night. Keep an eye on our events calendar to make sure you don’t miss any of our fabulous local artists.



In between exploring the town and soaking in the Texas wilderness, you’ll need a cozy spot to act as your home base while you’re here. Bastrop has you covered for whatever you’re looking for — whether you’re after a luxury hotel experience, a personalized B&B stay or you want to relax with nature at your fingertips. Discover all your options for a comfortable stay, and prepare to dive into your spring break, Bastrop-style.


It’s All Right Here

Even if your spring break party days are behind you, Bastrop is a great place to escape and reconnect with your fun-loving side. Book your stay today and discover why Bastrop is the ideal spot for this year’s spring break — and be sure to keep an eye on our newsletter so you don’t miss any upcoming events.