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The lovely Texas town of Bastrop retains its historic charm: charming brick storefronts line the streets, artists display their handcrafted wares, and local chefs crisp chicken-fried-steak and catfish to perfection. Perfectly positioned along the banks of the Colorado River, charming Bastrop offers something for everyone and it is only a 40 minute drive from Austin. Visit their website for more. Be sure to click the “Film” tab at the top of their page for a little surprise!
Here’s your guide to the Best of Bastrop!
Eat & Drink
Start your day off with Sertino’s Coffee! They serve a full espresso menu along with the fan favorite Mexican Mocha! They also offer an assortment of pastries to start your day off right!
If you’re looking for a more indulgent breakfast head over to Maxine’s Cafe & Bakery. Stop anyone on the street in Bastrop County and ask where to get the best breakfast and they will send you to Maxine’s. They offer lunch and dinner too, their menu is chock full of Texas favorites, including pie! Seriously you can’t go wrong! Another great places to grab a meal is Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard! With good food, drinks, and live music all nestled river front this is your must-stop in Bastrop!
Texans really love their beer, especially local. Bastrop Beer Company is no different. It’s a craft beer and bottle shop, they have 28 beers on tap in addition to can options. They even have arcade games! In the mood for more beer? Hit up 602 Brewing Company. But if you’re looking for a place to grab a drink with more variety, head over to Old Town Restaurant and Bar. Old Town looks and feels like a bar in a movie. It’s located right in the heart of Downtown Bastrop with the added bonus of being inside a historic building.
Photos courtesy of Serinto’s Coffee, Maxine’s Cafe & Bakery, and Old Town’s Instagram accounts
There’s plenty of unique shopping experiences in Bastrop. KC Outfitters offers a variety of clothing and gifts. And speaking of gifts, give the gift of food by visiting Sugar Shack! This adorable spot has all your nostalgic and sweet tooth needs, especially with the holidays just around the corner.
Last but not least we highly recommend a visit to Lost Pines Art Bazaar. Not only does it have everything from great home items and a wide array of gift options but just things you’ll want to buy and keep for yourself!
There’s a lot in Bastrop in the way of experience. If you’re interested in history you can check out the Bastrop Opera House, the Bastrop Courthouse, or simply historic Downtown Bastrop in general! If you’re a nature lover, Bastop has plenty of outdoor activities to feed your soul. Try Bastrop County Nature Park, Lake Bastrop South Shore Park, Bastrop State Park, and Fisherman’s Park. For a full list of activities head here for details.
Bonus: there have been many films made in Bastrop over the years. It’s fun to take your own filming location tour. Click here for details!
With so much to see and eat, you’re going to need more than one day in Bastrop! So why not make where you sleep just as unique as the city you’re staying in? With the creation of Airbnb finding unique places to stay has become a both trendy and convenient. Tiny homes, shipping containers, and rustic farmhouse decor have become the latest trends. In Bastrop we recommend: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort And Spa, Morris Mansion B & B, Pecan Street Inn, Green Leaf Yurts , The Butterfly Cottage, or the Downtown Bastrop Loft .
Photos courtesy of Airbnb and Hyatt Regency’s Instagram Account.