People’s Choice | Destination for Families


Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, Bastrop is a destination that prides itself on its family-friendly culture, offering epic annual events, weekly live music, kid-friendly attractions and more. Known for its small-town charm, Bastrop’s special brand of Southern hospitality serves as a destination for families to unplug, relax and create everlasting memories.

As one of the most historic towns in the state, with more than 100 landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places, Bastrop allows for a unique learning opportunity for the kids. To get a glimpse of all the history, the Bastrop Museum and Visitor’s Center is a must-see that holds materials and documents that span more than 200 years. In Downtown Bastrop, families can explore the historic brick storefronts while visiting places with arts and culture focus, like the Lost Pines Art Center, which features galleries, traveling exhibits, classroom space and more. Speaking of Lost Pines, Bastrop is also home to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, which is a perfect resort for families to stay at. In fact, the resort features family-friendly activities like arcade games, crafts, tennis, basketball and more.

For outdoor adventure, The Dinosaur Park serves as a great place for the whole family. The park consists of life-size dinosaur exhibits. More recently, the park added a tiny new dinosaur to its lineup – the Micropachycephalosausus, which translates to “tiny thick-headed lizard.” Not to mention, Bastrop is home to delicious restaurants that serve some of the coziest comfort food in Texas, making you feel right at home.

With so much to do and see within the city limits, there really is something for everyone to experience in Bastrop. Overall, Bastrop’s charming streets invite families to immerse themselves in outdoor adventure, arts and culture, history and more, while letting the good times roll.

Photos courtesy of Visit Bastrop.