Located in the rolling hill country of Texas lies the town of Fredericksburg. This city has a distinct German flare and can be seen in the buildings, food, and local flavors of the town. Fredericksburg is a picturesque town, pleasing to the eye and offers a calendar of activities to keep you entertained, not to mention the fantastic food, and drinks to go around. People from the larger cities of New Braunfels and Austin love to visit and vacation in Fredericksburg, where there is something for everyone to experience.
Fredericksburg Food Everyone Will Love
Fredericksburg has some fantastic restaurants that have great reviews as well as the food! Vaudeville gives a European flair with its dining experience, and the food has been ranked as some of the best in the town. It offers French, American, and International style dishes, all delicious and prepared to perfection. For a change of pace, or style in food head to the Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant which offers seafood, steak, and southwestern-type food in a hunting lodge-type atmosphere. Try your dinner or lunch on the patio, and make sure to try some delicious Texas beef paired with one of the wines from the all-Texas wine list. This restaurant comes highly recommended and some drive from Austin just to dine here! Otto’s German Bistro has delicious German food for those wanting to experience a taste of authenticity. Try a beer or wine to sip on with your wonderful dinner. For dessert or a treat head on over to Chocolat, a chocolate lover’s heaven. Try a variety to experience a taste of heaven, and give yourself a treat!
Stay the Night in Fredericksburg
Hotels and motels are available, but Fredericksburg is home to over 400 bed and breakfasts, guest houses, and inns. The Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast have centrally located only steps away from Main Street and in a historic building. They have a superb breakfast to start your day and is in walking distance to most everything. Just a few blocks away from Main Street, but still close enough to walk is the Das Garten Haus Bed and Breakfast. The Das Garten Haus is sparkling clean and tidy and also has excellent breakfasts for you. There are many more options to rest your head at night, including hotels and motels, whatever may strike your fancy.
Texas Hill Country Wineries
Fredericksburg provides the nucleus for all the Texas hill wineries. There are twelve different wineries and tasting rooms in Fredericksburg alone, not to mention much more to choose from in the area surrounding the town. You can see many of these local wines on some of the menus at restaurants in Fredericksburg. Otherwise, you can take a tour to a winery or tasting room and try them for yourself. Try the Texas Grapes Wine Tours in Fredericksburg. You and your friends will be picked up in a limo and escorted to four different wineries by your driver and guide. This is an excellent way to travel safely while sampling wines and in style! Pontotoc Vineyard has free wine tastings every Saturday; try a glass of one of Santa Maria Cellars wines which has an Argentinian flair to them. There are many more wineries and tours to choose from, so grab your friends and have some fun.
National Museum of the Pacific War
The National Museum of the Pacific War is an incredibly detailed and interactive museum, and many who have attended say it is worth your time to visit. Tickets are good for 48 hours since there is so much to see and do it is better to have more than one day to experience everything. The displays are for both children and adults, and there is something for everyone to see and do. The stories and shows are in chronological order, and most have reading material for those who, like to read, but there are also many photographs and other visual displays for those who would like to skip the text part and still understand what’s going on. The museum takes a part of history and turns in into a fun, interactive learning experience for all ages. It is one of the top “must-dos” in Fredericksburg, so don’t miss it!
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
The Enchanted Rock State Natural Area provided several miles of hiking. The view from the top of the rock is incredible, and the trails are not too crowded, making it perfect for a bit of scenic exercise. The trails can be a bit rocky for children, so it is best for adults. Restrooms are available for your convenience. Climbing the enchanted rock can be a bit challenging and tricky, but the view of the area from the top of the rock is fantastic, and many people claim this as their favorite Texas state park. Add this to your must-see list if you are in Fredericksburg.
The Town of Charm
Fredericksburg offers a charming city, surrounded by the lush Texas hill country and wineries. Sample some wine at one of the wineries, or have a glass of local wine along with your delicious meal at one of Fredericksburg’s many fantastic restaurants. Don’t forget to explore Main Street which had shops, bars, restaurants, art galleries, and more to keep you busy and entertained all day. Stop by the Pacific War Museum or take a scenic hike for amazing views. Whatever your heart’s desire, Fredericksburg has it, making it the perfect vacation spot.