Planning the perfect romantic getaway to Fredericksburg to “wow” your sweetheart is a piece of cake if you follow these six steps:
Book Your Accommodations
Fredericksburg and Gillespie County boast a wide array of places to stay – from all-suite hotels to traditional and one-of-a-kind B&B's, guesthouses and vacation rentals. 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. If you book a romantic stay midweek, you will find these great perks.
Arrange a surprise
Have flowers delivered to your door or have them waiting for you when you arrive at your lodging. Order a sweet treat to share from one of the many locally-owned bakeries. Check with your lodging as they may be able to assist you and help you take care of the details!
Insider tip: Chocolat creates delicious specialty chocolates, including some that are liqueur-filled. Chocolates El Rey produces award-winning chocolates using Venezuelan cacao beans. Hill Country Chocolate specializes in gourmet chocolates and fine confections, also offering a chocolate and wine pairing.
Make dinner reservations
Dining in and around Fredericksburg can range from fine dining to homemade barbecue to Biergarten casual. Choose from authentic German fare to plates featuring local ingredients and more. For a more hands-on experience, book a cooking class at the Fischer & Wieser Culinary Adventure Cooking School.
Insider tip: Most restaurants are Hill Country casual so you can leave your suits and ball gowns at home!
Book a Wine Tasting or 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. Or stay in town and take advantage of the Urban Wine Trail- which features more than a dozen tasting rooms on and around Main Street.
Take part in a chocolate and wine pairing or celebrate love with a five course champagne dinner. Discover more Valentine's food and wine events.
Insider Tip: Fredericksburg has dozens of transportation options- including wine shuttles and busses, limo tours, private tours and taxi services. Plan ahead so you can enjoy Texas wine responsibly.
Relax and recharge
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 a special date
Noted as one of the most romantic towns, Fredericksburg has several romantic events planned during the month of February. Attend a painting or pottery class at the Yellow Door Studio. Take part in the Texas Wine Lover's Celebration, featuring more than 40 wineries and includes 26 days of complimentary tastings. Two-step the night away at the 48th Annual Hug In and Valentine Ball at Luckenbach Texas. Or head to the theater to watch the local production of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels".
Planning to pop the question this Valentine's Day? Looking to have a destination wedding in the Texas Hill Country? Want to honeymoon close to home? Check out all things romance in Fredericksburg.