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Things to do in Bastrop County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Racetrack
“The only Formula One track in America! Check out concert series as well at Amphitheater 360”
  • 145 locals recommend
Park
“Bastrop State park is a great place for a hike and a good reason to head to the beautiful city of Bastrop. A large portion of the park burned in 2011. It is great to hike through the young trees and enjoy some great views and historical park buildings. Make sure to have sturdy shoes and water! You might want to grab lunch at Neighbors after your hike. The view of the Colorado river is fantastic. The food is great too!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Entertainment
“WaveGarden surf machine! Lockers, showers, juice bar, surf shop, brewery. Classe, Private coaches, or freestyle.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Delicious Pizza if eaten there(delivery soggy). Outdoor venue with local live music and full bar. Giant deck overlooking the Colorado River and Fisherman's Park. Walk down to Hike & Bike trail.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Main Street Bastrop favorite. Sometimes has long lines, but worth a stop. Large country breakfasts”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“This 1,140-acre park, located 13 miles east of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, has something for everyone. Whether it’s multiuse trails, guided outdoor and water recreation, or rental facilities, you can customize your adventure at McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Visitors can soar to new heights on the award-winning, only dual zip line tour in Texas – Zip Lost Pines.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“You can eat, Play Pool, Arcade & Bowl all indoors with plenty of movies to choose from.. 1st Come, 1st Serve on Ticket Sales..”
  • 13 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Enjoy Live Music, F1 Races, Cirque de Soleil and more! We are only 7 miles from this venue. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“A lot of choices for all appetites! A specialty jalapeno burger is a great choice!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Kayaking / Canoeing / Stand Up Paddle Board / Tubing on the Colorado River.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Absolutely phenomenal pizza, great wine and cocktails. There's even Amy's Ice Cream next door.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food is ok here. Not great. Kinda expensive, but again there's a full service bar and there are steaks. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Campground
“Private camp sites, campfires allowed, dog-friendly, quite, trash-free; well-maintained hiking trails & maps”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This park has lake access for boats, jet skis, kayaks, etc. There are grills and picnic benches. There is a fee to get into the park, but there's plenty of room for a group looking for a good time. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Fantastic food made with a lot of love! Breakfast is such a treat, that I've never been there for lunch! Great cause, they are part of a drug rehab facility so there are no mimosas or other adult beverages. COMPLETELY worth it - I promise!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A transplant from Elgin (Sausage Capital of Texas). Get the sausage poppers (deep fried sausage stuffed with jalapenos stuffed with cheese).”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Delicious Pizza if eaten there(delivery soggy). Outdoor venue with local live music and full bar. Giant deck overlooking the Colorado River and Fisherman's Park. Walk down to Hike & Bike trail.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
“Main Street Bastrop favorite. Sometimes has long lines, but worth a stop. Large country breakfasts”
  • 16 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“A lot of choices for all appetites! A specialty jalapeno burger is a great choice!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Absolutely phenomenal pizza, great wine and cocktails. There's even Amy's Ice Cream next door.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food is ok here. Not great. Kinda expensive, but again there's a full service bar and there are steaks. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
“Elgin is know as the sausage capitol of Texas and Southside is why. We recommend the Southside combo! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A transplant from Elgin (Sausage Capital of Texas). Get the sausage poppers (deep fried sausage stuffed with jalapenos stuffed with cheese).”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
“Fantastic food made with a lot of love! Breakfast is such a treat, that I've never been there for lunch! Great cause, they are part of a drug rehab facility so there are no mimosas or other adult beverages. COMPLETELY worth it - I promise!”
  • 5 locals recommend

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