The Best of Fredericksburg, Texas
Ya'll, the Texas Hill Country is booming, especially Fredericksburg! I find myself brushing off my cowgirl boots (not required but highly recommended) for a weekend away here at least 4 times a year! This quaint German-inspired town is known for its amazing wineries, and if you aren't into wine there are so many fun things to do. This post outlines options for a perfect weekend away. Do note, some places are just outside of Fredericksburg city limits in the towns of Hye and Stonewall.
Where to Stay
The list below is a current Airbnb wishlist put together after A LOT of review reading, I hope saves you time from scouring the hundreds of listings!
The Silo at Solid Rock Ranch: A modern silo on an expansive ranch! *Bonus* a great host who helped me with my reservation in an extenuating circumstance situation!
77 Guest House: A Contemporary Bungalow: Great less expensive option
Emma Haus: Cute house off of Main Street
The Forester: Quaint cabin with views
The Sapling Treehouse: This host has a ton of different treehouses to choose from! I am staying in one for my birthday this year!
Contigo Ranch #12: Tucked away on a scenic wedding venue with pretty views
Enchanted Hideaway: A splurge for the perfect couples getaway
Jewel Box: Looks great for a large group
Katrina Haus: Another great option for a large group
Where to Eat
Breakfast and Lunch
Emma and Ollie: A wonderful cafe that always has a wait so get there early!
Caliche Ranch: Our go-to coffee shop
Woerner Warehouse: A unique restaurant tucked inside a neat store
Hye Market: A great stop for delicious sandwiches
Dinner and Drinks
The Stable: A tucked-away bar where the locals hang
The Club at Barrons Creekside: A fun live music venue and restaurant
Stout's at Grapecreek: Lovely dining room set on a vineyard
Altdorf Biergarten: German restaurant with a great patio
La Bergerie: Cheese and wine shop with charcuterie boards - need I say more?!
Tubbys Ice House: Great laid back, quick option
Things to Do
Albert Dance Hall: Hands down one of my absolute favorite things to do in Fredericksburg. This place has my heart. Bring your fold-out chair, water, snacks, and go listen to live music! They have an incredible selection of drinks as well and a food truck. You must go!
Luckenbach: A must see at least once on a trip to the Hill Country. Be sure to check out the calendar on the website to see who will be playing music.
Hiking: Enchanted Rock, Cross Mountain Park
Windmill Meadow Farm: A local flower farm you can book an appointment and tour to pick and make your own bouquet with the owners. They are so welcoming and very informative!
National Museum of the Pacific War: This is a must for history buffs!
Garrison Brothers Distillery: For whiskey lovers or a break from wine, your want to check out this fun spot!
Shopping: You could spend all day wandering in and out of the many boutiques on Main Street. Also, you can have a glass of wine and walk down Main too! I love stopping by Das Peach Haus and Wild Seed Farms.
One of the best parts of visiting Fredericksburg is exploring the beautiful wineries! Pick 2-3 wineries to explore in a day and consider sharing tastings to conserve taste buds. You can skip tastings and choose to buy a glass or bottle instead and enjoy the vineyard. Some wineries have snacks but always have some packed and don't forget lots of water!
Signor Vineyards: One of the prettiest wineries with some of my favorite wine!
Barons Creek: Love every wine here!
Kuhlman Cellars: Love their wine and lots of outdoor seating near the vineyard
Slate Mill Wine Collective: Neat concept housing multiple vintners
Augusta Vin: An architectural beauty of a winery with snacks!
Ab Astris: Family owned feeling tucked away behind LBJ Ranch
French Connection Wines: Boutique winery with a wonderful view and 3 small houses to stay in!
A Few More Tips
Mondays and Tuesdays are slower days in Fredericksburg. Check to make sure places in your itinerary are open.
Some wineries require appointments for tastings so be sure to check!
Book early! This place is poppin' and great accommodation options go quickly.
Christmas time, the Harvest Season in August (when you can pick grapes at many of the vineyards), and wildflower season (typically April) are magical times to visit Fredericksburg!
Don't wait to book a trip to Fredericksburg and enjoy all this region has to offer.
What are your Fredericksburg Faves? Leave a comment below!