Just an hour outside of the booming city of Austin you will find Fredericksburg, a top tourist destination located right in the heart of Texas Hill Country. This small town is filled with unique charm like no other and will make the perfect addition to any Texas vacation. This small town in Texas Hill County is filled with European flare.
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With German architecture lining the historic Main Street, traditional Biergartens, annual Oktoberfest celebrations, and words of German heard on the streets, you may just think you took a trip to Europe. Outside of the German culture, downtown Fredericksberg boasts a thriving Main Street. Here you can find eclectic boutiques, delectable restaurants, and cozy cafes nestled along the endearing storefronts of Main Street. You can also find attractions for the history buffs, with the Pioneer Museum and The National Museum of the Pacific War right on the bustling end of Main Street.
Heading outside of downtown Fredericksburg you can take in the best of Texas Hill Country.
Boasting wide open plains and lush hills full of beautiful wildflowers, you will never want to leave. Here you will find the notable Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park and Enchanted Rock State Nature Area, both great places to take in the natural beauty of Texas. With its plentiful plains the Fredericksburg area is home to one of the largest wine regions in Texas. With over 50 wineries and vineyards in the Fredericksburg area you are sure to try some of the best wine Texas has to offer.
During your stay enjoy one of the many bed and breakfasts of Fredericksburg. You will experience southern hospitality that will make you feel right at home. Whether nestled in the downtown area along Main Street or on a ranch in the surrounding pastoral hills you will be sure to enjoy your escape in Fredericksburg Texas.
Fredericksburg was founded in 1846 by a group of German Settlers who were fleeing for a better life in America. The town was named after Prince Frederick of then Prussia as a way of honoring their German culture. With such a strong German heritage, Fredericksburg holds true to its roots. With traditional Easter Fire Pageants, Oktoberfests, and the notable Texas German dialect being spoken among the locals. Throughout the years the small town of Fredericksburg stayed off the radar and isolated from the commercial larger cities. That was until Lyndon B. Johnson, Fredericksburg native, became Vice President in 1961. At this point the small town of Fredericksburg became a nationally known town, when this small Texas town hosted a reception for the Vice President to celebrate the win. Since then this small town has progressed into the tourist town it is today, full of German heritage and Texas cowboy culture.
Fredericksburg Texas offers a wide variety of activities to suit the needs of any traveler. In the flourishing downtown area you can peruse the quaint storefronts of Main Street, taste some Texas wines at one of the tasting rooms, experience an unique art show, or take in some live music at one of the music venues. Fredericksburg also celebrates its German heritage with one of the biggest Oktoberfests in Texas. Held every year during the first weekend of October, it is an event that should not be missed.
Just within walking distance of the downtown area you will find the National Museum of the Pacific War and the Pioneer Museum. Great spots for anyone wanting to learn more about the history of the south. Heading a bit outside of town you can find Fort Martin Scott. A historic site that was once an army military base is now a part of living history of daily reenactments of a soldier's life on the Texas frontier.
You can also head to the countryside of Fredericksburg to take in the best views of Gillespie County. While you are here you can taste some of the best Texas wine at one of the area's many outstanding wineries.
Fredericksburg Texas boasts a desirable southern climate, making it the perfect destination for year round getaways. In the summer months you can expect true ‘shorts and t-shirt weather’. With ample sunshine and high temperatures for your outdoor adventures. In the fall months you can expect more mild temperatures, making it the perfect time to enjoy Fredericksburg outdoor festivals and beautiful foliage in the countryside. Getting into the winter months you can expect the perfect winter getaway, with comfortable cool temperatures allowing you to escape the harsh cold of winter. In the spring Fredericksburg truly shines, with the perfect amount of sunshine and moderate temperatures creating the ideal environment for you to observe the blooming Texas wildflowers.
In Fredericksburg you can expect more than good southern cooking. This small town offers a wide variety of cuisines that pack in the flavor. From German fare, to Asian restaurants, Italian home cooking, and Cajun kitchens you can find something to suit even the pickiest of eaters. For an evening cocktail you can head to one of Fredericksburg's many water holes. On the Main Street of Fredericksburg you can find traditional biergartens, lavish cocktail bars, notable distilleries, and traditional southern bars to quench your thirst. No matter your choice you will not be disappointed with the ample options of Fredericksburg.
In downtown Fredericksburg you can enjoy the proximity of the many attractions on Main Street. You can find a variety of restaurants, bars, galleries, museums, and music venues all within walking distance from many downtown bed and breakfasts. If you would like to venture to the beautiful Texas country side try renting a car at the Gillespie County Airport. For the airport you can take backcountry roads to experience the true natural beauty of Texas. If you don’t feel like driving try one of the many wine tours of Fredericksburg. These tours will take you through the beautiful country and to the many notable wineries of the area.
The Bed and Breakfasts of Fredericksburg can serve as the perfect spot for your romantic getaway, girls vacation, family retreat, or special occasion. These bed and breakfasts combine southern charm with top of the line amenities to create an experience like no other. You can choose from traditional bed and breakfasts in classic southern homes or intimate guest houses offering private entrances so you can find your solitude. You can find the bed and breakfast you have dreamed of tucked away off the Main Street of Fredericksburg, in the pastures of a nearby farm, or among the grapevines of one of Fredericksburg infamous vineyards. Whatever your heart desires you can find at one of Fredericksburg’s bed and breakfasts.
While staying at a Fredericksburg Bed and Breakfast you can expect all the comforts of home, plus amenities that you would expect at a five star resort. A Fredericksburg bed and breakfast can serve as a great home base for your local adventures and provide top of the line amenities that will put you in a state of ease and relaxation during your stay. At the local bed and breakfasts you can expect luxurious beds topped with lush linens, full kitchens filled with high end appliances (and of course a coffee maker), and even cozy perks like a private hot tub or fireplace. The amenities you will find at a Fredericksburg bed and breakfast will fill your getaway with comfort, creating the perfect environment to rest and rejuvenate.
If you are looking for a romantic getaway try the Hoffman Haus. This historic compound is nestled in a quiet neighborhood, within walking distance of bustling Main Street. At the Hoffman Haus you can expect a luxurious stay with enveloping linens, plush mattresses, and modern private baths that will make you never want to leave your room. If you and your loved one would like to rejuvenate during your stay, try one of the relaxing services at the day spa.
For a more unique experience head to the Full Moon Inn. This premier bed and breakfast offers one of a kind rooms, all decorated in a Texas theme. From the Texas Music, Texas Wine, and Texas Wildlife rooms you will feel the spirit of Texas during your stay.