Fredericksburg, located in the scenic Texas Hill Country offers a relaxed environment filled with plenty to do and see. Whether you visit for one of the many festivals, a weekend getaway with family or a quick trip with friends, this charming town will not disappoint.
Where to stay
Bed and breakfast cottages // Stay in one of the charming cottages on Main Street in Fredericksburg, right in the heart of shopping and spectacular dining spots.
Messina Hof Hill Country Cottages // Just a short 10 miles from Fredericksburg, book a private cottage located on-site of the Messina Hof winery with wine tasting rooms right outside your door.
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites // This popular hotel is conveniently located in the historical district of Fredericksburg. It boasts a lazy river and waterslide making it a fun spot for a family stay.
Hillcountry Herb Garden Cottages // Stay in one of the quaint Sunday Haus Cottages that include all of the modern comforts of home. These cottages are located on the grounds of the Fredericksburg Herb Farm and just steps away from a 5,000-square foot spa destination, The Farm Haus Bistro and The Poet’s Haus Gift Shop.
Inn on Baron’s Creek // Conveniently located steps away from shopping and dining makes the Inn on Baron’s Creek a great resting place.
HoneyTree // If you’re looking for something a little different, try a tree house for your stay.
Blue Skies Retro Resort // Located just outside of Fredericksburg, go glamping at this retro spot.
Things to Do
Das Peach Haus // Shop, take in the beautiful scenery and photo ops or even take a cooking class at Das Peach Haus. There are so many yummy products to take home and enjoy later!
Markplatz von Fredericksburg // This social gathering spot is home to many markets and festivals year round. It features a fun playground, historic water wheel, and lush gardens that always attract monarch butterflies. Stop in and check out Vereins Kirche (Society Church). Grab a coffee from nearby Java Ranch, and sit and enjoy the serene atmosphere while your kids play.
Wildseed Farms // This is a must-see! It’s the nation’s largest wildflower farm, and it does not disappoint. With walking trails, many beautiful backdrops for family photos, a gift shop (and of course flowers for sale), and a wine tasting room, there is something for everyone here.
National Museum of the Pacific War // The Museum tells the story of World War II. Exhibits are enjoyed by kids and adults alike. The Plaza of Presidents, Japanese Garden of Peace, and the Memorial Courtyard outside of the museum are free to visit and something special to appreciate.
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area // Hike on nearly 11 miles of trails, camp, picnic and enjoy Hill Country nature here.
Luckenbach, Texas // In Luckenbach, “Everybody’s Somebody.” The population of the tiny town may be small, but it was big heart, live country music, and plenty of cold beer.
Shopping // Stop at Der Kuchen Laden, dubbed as the candy store for kitchen geeks, I never leave without something new for my kitchen. Get something salty at Big Pop’s Popcorn Company, and something sweet at Quintessential Chocolates. Pick up fun gifts at Heirlooms Needless Necessities, and T-Shirt Et Cetera.
Fredericksburg Trade Days // Held the third weekend Saturday of each month. With 400 vendors in seven barns, it is $5 to park and shop all weekend long.
Where to Eat
Clear River Ice Cream Bakery Deli // An ice cream flavor for everyone, this spot is the absolute best for a sweet, cold treat.
Fredericksburg Pie Company // If you’re looking for pie as good as grandma’s, then search no further.
Java Ranch Espresso Bar & Cafe // Stroll down main street with a delicious coffee from Java Ranch or sit and relax at one of the many benches in town and take in the relaxed atmosphere.
Fredericksburg Brewing Company // With award winning craft beer, German food selections and tasty pizza, this spot wins over everyone’s stomach.
The Auslander // A must visit biergarten with a traditional German atmosphere.
Hondo’s on Main // Enjoy live music, great food and a fun atmosphere at Hondo’s.
Pasta Bella Restaurant // If you’re a pasta lover, you will love this restaurant.
West End Pizza Company // The very best pizza in town!
Emma + Ollie // The fresh ingredients at Emma + Ollie will win you over.
For more driving destination ideas, check out Fort Worth Moms “Guide to Road Trips from Fort Worth.”
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