Spring bursts onto the scene in Fredericksburg, Texas, painting the Hill Country with vibrant wildflowers and bringing with it warm, inviting weather. It's the perfect time to pack your bags and create lasting memories. Here are some fantastic springtime activities to enjoy with your kids, partner, or friends:

Go Wildflower Sightseeing

Couple Takes  a Selfie in front of flower field at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg

Texas bluebonnets and other wildflowers are the undeniable stars of spring in Fredericksburg. Take a scenic drive along the countryside, stopping to admire the fields of blue stretching towards the horizon. Wildseed Farms is a must-visit for families. This working wildflower farm offers a dazzling array of colors, wagon rides, and even a wildflower maze to explore. Find the latest updates on the wildflower season here

Become Wine Experts

Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, this region boasts a bounty of wineries, offering tastings and tours amidst scenic vineyards. With sunny skies and warmer weather, it's an ideal time to relax with a glass of your favorite vino alfresco. Many wineries are even kid- and dog-friendly, making it a delightful escape for the whole family. Through mid-April take part in the Wine and Wildflowers Celebration which provides special tastings and discounts at participating wineries. 

Saddle Up for a Hill Country Adventure

Explore the Texas Hill Country on horseback! Guided trail rides are a fantastic way for families to experience the beauty of the landscape. Bit & Bridle Stables offers privately-guided rides tailored for all ages and experience levels. Embark on a daytime or sunset excursion with GF Trail Rides. If you’re joining the evening ride, expect a campfire and a hot dog roast.

Step Back in Time at Pioneer Museum

History comes alive at the Pioneer Museum, where you can learn about Fredericksburg's heritage through interactive exhibits. Explore a one-room schoolhouse, a log cabin, and even a blacksmith shop. The museum often hosts special events like hands-on workshops for all ages, and living history interpreters who transport you back in time.

Close Up of Family Under Tree at Pioneer Museum

Hike, Climb & Stargaze at Enchanted Rock

Spring in Fredericksburg bursts with outdoor activities, and no itinerary is complete without the iconic Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Here, granite giants rise majestically from the earth, offering challenging hikes with breathtaking panoramic views. Plus, camping, backpacking, birding, rock climbing, and stargazing at night. Dogs are allowed in the designated day-use picnic areas, where you can meet for a lunch break. Fredericksburg boasts a treasure trove of parks and nature areas, each waiting to be explored. Note: Day pass reservations guarantee entry to Enchanted Rock. Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance. 

Sweet Treats and Shopping Spree

No Fredericksburg adventure is complete without a trip down Main Street. This charming thoroughfare boasts an array of shops, galleries, and restaurants. Stop for a scoop of homemade ice cream or browse the colorful candies at local shops. Main Street also features fun shops overflowing with unique toys and souvenirs, the perfect memento for your little adventurers.

Bonus: Events Galore

Spring brings a vibrant festival scene to Fredericksburg. Check the calendar for events happening during your visit. From the lively Fredericksburg Trade Days with over 350 vendors to concerts and live music, there's something to keep everyone entertained.

Spring in Fredericksburg offers a unique blend of outdoor adventure, cultural exploration, and small-town charm. With these springtime activities on your list, you're guaranteed to create memories that’ll last a lifetime.