The city of Austin gets most of the attention in this part of Central Texas, but there are a lot of really great small towns nearby, each with its own attraction and culture. Today, Bastrop, southeast of Austin, gets some important, and well-deserved, recognition:
Honoring history brings Bastrop national award
(Austin American-Statesman, 02/03/10)
“City leaders have worked to keep it that way, reviving several city blocks of century-old buildings partly through grants for investors and with a yearly festival called Yesterfest that celebrates the original cultures that first settled Bastrop. Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation will recognize the city as one of a dozen that the organization lists this year as a “distinctive destination,” where travelers can find unique sites and diversity. ‘They have a very vibrant small downtown,’ the national organization’s regional director Jonathan Poston said. ‘And the jury was very impressed with the festival.'”
Bastrop offers a small town atmosphere on the Colorado River, with a large centrally located park and River Walk, and a revitalized downtown area. Bastrop State Park is just minutes away in a beautiful pine forest, and Buescher State Park is just around the corner, too.
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If you haven’t visited Bastrop, come on