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SOURCE: | The Washington Post - June 6, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010

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:

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GETTING THERE

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.

512-321-9504

http://www.pecanstreetinn.com

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.

512-321-1900

http://www.holidayinnbastrop.com

Rooms from $109.99.

WHERE TO EAT

Hasler Brothers Steakhouse

931 Main St.

512-321-4701

http://www.haslerbrothers.com

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.

512-303-0919

http://www.maxinesonmain.com

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.

512-303-0057

In an 1850 house, offering "2,500 square feet of exhibits" on local history. Admission $3.

Bastrop State Park

512-321-2101

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us

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.

Walking tours

Pick up free guides for a historic downtown or historic homes walking tour at the Visitor Center.

INFORMATION

Bastrop Old Town Visitor Center

1016 Main St.

512-303-0904

http://www.visitbastrop.org

-- Z.S.


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