We’re big fans of the small-town weekend trip and even more so in these days of crowd avoidance. Texas may be reopening, but the pandemic is still of major concern, so keep your group safe and protect the locals by choosing the right kind of lodging (a standalone rental property or cabin), cooking your own meals or getting curbside takeout, and enjoying a wealth of outdoor activities.
From charming Hill Country getaways to secluded seaside vacations, here are some great bets for a pandemic-appropriate road trip this spring.
Bastrop — 45 minutes
The warm waters of Lake Bastrop mean you can start enjoying water sports early. Rent a cabin at LCRA’s Lake Bastrop South Shore and hike, rent a kayak/canoe/SUP, or fish (ask in the park store for recommendations for a guide if you’re new to angling). For more exotic accommodations, book an Airstream, cabin, or…