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Stay Cool In The Pool

Fredericksburg and Gillespie County boast three different public swimming pools to keep you cool during the heat of the summer.  The Fredericksburg Town Pool, located just blocks from Main Street, debuted an all new pool in the Summer of 2013. Located in the 100 block of West Travis Street, the Town Pool features a kiddie [...]

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Summer Horse Racing in Fredericksburg

  Horseracing at the Gillespie Country Fairgrounds – right here in Fredericksburg – is a favorite Hill Country summer activity. Horse racing has been taking place in Gillespie County for more than a century. And for the past two decades, the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association has been offering pari-mutuel betting. The track is [...]

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Golf in the Texas Hills

The newly renovated Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course in Fredericksburg, Texas sets a new standard for municipal golf courses. In late 2012 the course completed a nine-month, nearly $2 million renovation. The redesign included the installation of new grasses, re-routing of holes, a new staging area for tournaments, a new fleet of golf carts and [...]

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Clear River Pecan Company

What could be more tantalizing in the dog days of a Texas summer than ice cream? How about unbelievably GOOD ice cream! If your August travel plans lead you to Fredericksburg, be sure to schedule a visit to Clear River Pecan Company on Fredericksburg’s bustling Main Street. Housed in an 1800s-era building with the original, [...]

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Woo each other all over again in our scenic little town in the Texas Hill Country. Find romance in Fredericksburg.

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Cabernet Grill – Texas Wine Country Restaurant and Cotton Gin Lodging

Fredericksburg is a divine destination that offers “something for everyone” at any time of the year. And what could be more enticing in the chilly month of January than snuggling up in a rustic, yet elegant, log cabin in the heart of the Texas Hill Country – with some of the region’s best food mere [...]

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Choose a Stress-Free Romantic Getaway

Does the thought of finding the perfect romantic getaway leave you stressed? Simply relax. And we mean really relax. Just treat you and your sweetheart to a “spa”-cation in Fredericksburg, Texas—right in the middle of the scenic Hill Country. Spa services in Fredericksburg include everything from full-service day spas that are stand-alone businesses to spas [...]

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Top 10 Romantic Places to be Photographed in Fredericksburg

On top of Enchanted Rock at sunset. On the balcony of Trois Estate with Enchanted Rock in the background. On the porch of a beautiful winery at sunset. Amongst a field of wildflowers at Wildseed Farms. On top of Cross Mountain with Fredericksburg in the background. In the beautiful courtyard at Whistle Pik Square. Under [...]

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Fall in Love with Earth’s Most Romantic Food. In Fredericksburg.

What can be better than chocolate in a heart-shaped box as a gift for your loved one? When that box comes from one of Texas’s most romantic spots: Fredericksburg. If you and your sweetheart have fond memories of time spent in Fredericksburg while discovering Texas wine, dining over candlelit tables, slow dancing in a legendary [...]

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Hill Country Honeymoon

Start life as Mr. & Mrs. during a Hill Country honeymoon in romantic Fredericksburg. Here’s a sampling of what you can expect during your Hill Country honeymoon. Watch a sunset from the private porch of your bed and breakfast. Take a carriage ride down Main Street and admire its historic architecture.  Hold hands during candlelit [...]

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Fredericksburg is a festival! Fredericksburg and Gillespie County will host 300+ festivals and special events in 2014.

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Top 5 Reasons to Have Your Destination Wedding in Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg is consistently ranked as one of the top destinations in the state. Long known as a romantic escape, the Fredericksburg area—with its German history and Hill Country charm—make for memorable weddings. Both for you. And your guests. 1. You can have your dream wedding in Fredericksburg like those featured in magazines and on wedding [...]

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Two inaugural events will debut in 2014. Adding to our line-up is the Texas Gran Fondo, a big cycling event, on April 5 and the Lone Star 1/2 Marathon in Luckenbach on April 19.

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The 290 Wine Shuttle will not run Saturday, January 4 and Saturday, January 11.  See other options for these days, or any day.

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Fredericksburg is open New Year’s Day! See a list of restaurants and attractions that are open.    

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Memorial Volkssport Walk The Memorial Volkssport Walk, a 5K and 10K walk, will take place on Tuesday, December 31, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., beginning at St. Joseph’s Halle. For more information, call 972.530.1026. Midnight Volkssport Walk The Midnight Volkssport Walk, a 5K and 10K walk, will take place on Tuesday, December 31, at [...]

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See our list of holiday activities!

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See lists of restaurants open Christmas Eve after 5 p.m. and restaurants open Christmas Day.

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Christmas Gifts at Museum and Historic Sites

Traveling around the United States, I often find that the gift shops at museums are a rich trove of gifts and meaningful souvenirs. The shop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a favorite. Plus, you support the ongoing programs of the museums through your purchases in their shop. In Fredericksburg [...]

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Go ice skating in the Texas Hill Country–now through January 4.

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