Details: Bastrop, Tex.
Map showing location of Bastrop, Texas
Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Bastrop, Tex.? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of June 11-14:
Continental has one-stop flights from BWI Marshall to Austin starting at $318 round trip. Bastrop is about 30 miles southeast of Austin.
WHERE TO STAY
Pecan Street Inn
1010 Pecan St.
Congenial, must-stay Victorian-style inn where owners Shawn and Bill Pletsch make you feel completely at home. Rooms from $109-$125, Bill's justly legendary breakfast included. Booked for next Friday-Saturday but has openings on Sunday, and plenty during the week; check for cancellations, or ask for other B&B recommendations.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
491 Agnes St.
Rooms from $109.99.
WHERE TO EAT
Hasler Brothers Steakhouse
931 Main St.
Tender Texas steak (plus fish and seafood) served in a 19th-century building redone with contemporary flair. Entrees from $21.
Maxine's on Main Street
905 Main St.
Home-style country cooking -- and mouthwatering homemade pies -- in a historic storefront setting. Sandwiches from $4.99, entrees from $8.49.
WHAT TO DO
Bastrop County Historical Society Museum
702 Main St.
In an 1850 house, offering "2,500 square feet of exhibits" on local history. Admission $3.
Bastrop State Park
Camping, hiking, picnicking, golf and more amid the famous Lost Pines. Admission $4 per person.
June Hill Pape Riverwalk
A paved walk along the Colorado River connecting two city parks. Free.
Pick up free guides for a historic downtown or historic homes walking tour at the Visitor Center.
Bastrop Old Town Visitor Center
1016 Main St.