Wine, good food, German heritage, hiking, shopping, and adorable bed & breakfasts are what make Fredericksburg, Texas such an enchanting town.
This weekend guide to Fredericksburg, Texas provides you what to do, eat and explore while in town.
This quaint Texas hill country town has something for everyone.
Whether you are looking for a weekend with the girls, a family getaway or to enjoy all the wineries on the 290 Wine Trail, Fredericksburg has it all.
Fredericksburg and all the adorable surrounding towns need to be on everyone’s travel bucket list.
The drive alone is gorgeous and there are so many fun and unique sites to visits.
This area of Texas is a shopping destination for sure! There are endless boutiques and flea markets in the area.
There is always something new to discover and some sort of event going on, so I’m bringing you a weekend guide to Fredericksburg, Texas.
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This weekend guide to Fredericksburg, Texas will ensure you make the most out of your time. This is one of my favorite cities in Texas because it offers such beauty, history, plenty of wine, and unique shopping.
What to do in Fredericksburg, Texas
Explore the 290 Wine Trail
Fredericksburg is known for its famous wine trail that features over 40 wineries, including the premier Barons Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, distilleries, and breweries along the Texas 290 wine trail.
Enjoy the German Heritage
If you’re wondering why the town has German history, a very brief discussion of Fredericksburg’s history is warranted. The German heritage was born at the beginning of the 19th century. A group of German immigrants were looking for a place to settle. They made a pact with the Comanche Indians living there to allow them to stay. And as they say, the rest is history.
Head over to Allstate Brewery for some authentic German Beer. This restaurant is gorgeous, has an amazing patio, and can even take a tour of their brewery.
Visit Das Peach Haus
Das Peach Haus is a historic farmhouse that was once a peach orchard. The location is now open for anyone who would like to learn about the rich German history of Fredericksburg while having a quaint picnic lunch in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and fields.
This is a little gem that sits right off Main St. They offer cooking classes with one pairing. You can sample their salsas, jams, and sauces.
Then order a glass of wine before heading to the back to sit along the pond and enjoy the gorgeous views.
Take a Hike
Enchanted Rock has amazing views of the hill country. Hike up to the top of Enchanted Rock to appreciate the sprawling views of the area.
You may also explore Old Tunnel State Park. The park used to be a historic railroad tunnel but eventually became home to thousands of bats. Many visitors go here to experience the wild emergence of thousands of bats at night to hunt for insects.
Want a little more adventure? Then be sure to find the small caves! This state park is extremely popular and can sell out of tickets on the weekend. So it’s best to reserve tickets in advance.
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Get funky at Magnolia Pearl
This vintage clothing shop is located in the most adorable building in town. If nothing else, you need to go just to admire the location.
Magnolia Pearl is famous for handmade Bohemian-style clothing and accessories. You can get some rare flowy dresses, embroidered tunics, vintage jackets, and one-of-a-kind hats and jewelry. So, if you want to update your wardrobe, this may be your chance.
Also, if you’re planning to make some changes to your home and inject some bohemian flair, they sell unique home décor and vintage lace, pillows, and curtains that can make your space look cozy and eclectic.
It’s fun walking around and checking out all the funky finds.
Visit Downtown Fredicksburg
Fredericksburg permits open containers, so grab a glass of sangria from Pontonoc and walk your way through all the shops.
The downtown has western boutiques, home furnishing stores, gift shops, Christmas decor stores, and everything in between. Main Street offers more than 150 shops, boutiques, art galleries, tasting rooms, museums, and restaurants.
Remember that this is a small town and most shops close at 5 pm and hours can change at any time. So keep this in mind when visiting.
Lyndon B. Johnson National Park
Visit the home of the 36th president. The park boasts the LBJ boyhood home, the Texas White House, an 1860s cabin that was his grandparents, a schoolhouse, and an airport hanger with his presidential plane.
National Museum of the Pacific War
This museum is fun for both kids and adults. The museum offers a glimpse of Fredericksburg’s history, WW2 restored vehicles and the George Bush Gallery of the Pacific War.
This museum is 55,000 square feet and is the only museum solely focused on the Pacific War.
Where to Stay in Fredericksburg
Stonewall Motor Lodge is a 12 room 1960’s restored motor lodge. It’s located on the famed 290 wine trail and offers modern technology and luxurious furnishings while still keeping the vintage vibe.
Tips for visiting Fredericksburg, Texas
The weekends are always busy. So if going on a weekend, make sure to book your lodging in advance to ensure you get the location you want.
Also, it’s best to make reservations at the wineries you would like to visit. The tastings get extremely busy and you want to make sure you get a spot.
If you are looking for a more low-key trip, I highly recommend going on a weekday.
You’ll have a more intimate time at the wineries, no wait time at restaurants and the shops won’t be as busy.
Be sure to check out the Fredericksburg event calendar as there is always something fun and unique going on in town.
Where to eat in Fredericksburg
Hondo’s On Main – Burgers and Tex-Mex. They have a cute outdoor patio with live music.
Otto’s – This German bistro offers comfort food and a menu that changes seasonally.
Cabernet Grill – Locally sourced ingredients, an extensive wine list, and surf & turf is what this restaurant serves up.
Pritzer Sweet Shop – The desserts at this bakery are amazing! They offer everything from individual pies, pretzels, cookies and so much more.
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