The same natural beauty and fertility that first attracted Native Americans and some of Texas’ earliest settlers to the pine forests on the Colorado River still make Bastrop a welcoming escape today. Bastrop capitalizes on its rich heritage with historic neighborhoods and a downtown full of restored buildings that house charming shops and cafés.
“The Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop is one of my favorite places in the state to go for a little rest and relaxation. The spa is fabulous and so are the food and the people at the resort. It is my home away from home.” —Anne Marie Smith, Austin
Contact: Bastrop Visitor Center, 512/303-0904; www.visitbastroptx.com.