Planning the perfect romantic getaway to Fredericksburg to “wow” your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day is a piece of cake if you follow these six steps:
- Book Your Accommodations
Fredericksburg and Gillespie County boasts a wide array of places to stay – from all-suite hotels to traditional and one-of-a-king B&B’s, guesthouses and inns. Stay right on Main Street in the heart of the shopping and entertainment district or out in the country on a quiet ranch. You choose the location that fits your style of romance!
Insider Tip: Book early! Accommodations fill quickly near Valentine’s Day.
- Arrange a Little Surprise
Have flowers from Blumenhandler Florist or The Flower Pail delivered to your door, or some sweets from local bakeries, candy shops and chocolatiers waiting in your B&B or hotel room for your significant other. The element of surprise is sure to please! All lodging reservation services and some hotels offer romance packages for an inclusive price, and many individual guesthouse owners can take care of the details for you.
Insider Tip: Chocolat creates delicious liqueur or liquor-filled chocolates using European methods, and Chocolates El Rey produces award-winning gourmet chocolate using only the finest Venezuelan cacao beans.
- Make Dinner Reservations for Two
Dining in and around Fredericksburg can range from white linen tablecloths to Biergarten casual. Choose from authentic German fare to local Texas Hill Country game to sophisticated big city flavors. You choose the cuisine and the style. For a hands-on experience, book a cooking class at the Fischer & Wieser Culinary Adventure Cooking School! Looking for a unique experience prior to dinner? Try a couples painting class at The Yellow Door Studio.
Insider Tip: Good news for the guys — most Fredericksburg area restaurants are “Hill Country Casual.” Suits and ties are fairly rare around these parts!
- Book a Wine Tour
Fredericksburg is the epicenter of Texas Wine Country with more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms in the Fredericksburg area. Local wine tour companies offer half-day and full-day wine tours. Leave the driving to someone else with a wine tour or the ride-sharing app Uber, so you and your sweetheart can enjoy tasting Texas wines.
Insider Tip: The 2019 Texas Hill Country Wineries “Wine Lover’s Celebration” will take place Friday, February 7, through Sunday, February 23. Enjoy smaller crowds at the wineries on weekdays and take advantage of midweek lodging specials too!
- Enjoy a Couple’s Spa Session
Pamper your sweetheart (and yourself) with a massage or other spa treatment at any of our local luxurious spas. Some of our spas even offer couples massage packages and romance packages that may include champagne and chocolates.
Insider Tip: Book a mobile massage therapist who will come to your B&B or guesthouse for private appointments!
- Plan for an Evening of Texas Two-Stepping and Tunes
Several options exist for live entertainment during your Valentine’s getaway.
On Valentine’s Day, sip Texas wine and dance the night away at the Valentine’s Dinner and Dance at Messina Hof Hill Country on Friday, February 14.
On the weekend following Valentine’s Day, you can Texas Two-Step with your sweetheart to live music at Luckenbach Texas during their annual Hug-In and Valentines Ball, on Friday and Saturday, February 14-15.
Insider Tip: A number of Fredericksburg venues host a regular schedule of live entertainment, and many wineries offer live music on weekends. For a full lineup of live music on Valentine’s weekend, click here.
For more romantic getaway ideas in Fredericksburg, visit romance.visitfredericksburgtx.com.