Whether it is a long weekend or a midweek getaway, Fredericksburg offers special events, shopping, history, wine and outdoor adventures. Find ideas, tips and the perks of a midweek stay for your three-day trip to Fredericksburg below.
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Fredericksburg is home to a variety of lodging options, and is often referred to as the unique lodging capital of Texas. Maybe it's a modern hotel, a historic log cabin, a charming inn or a room with a scenic view, whatever you choose, it will sure to make you feel right at home. Find the perfect home away from home.
Upon arriving in Fredericksburg, be sure to stop at the Visitor Information Center for a friendly welcome, maps, directions, information on where to eat and what to do and more. Be sure to make time to watch the 10-minute welcome video highlighting Fredericksburg's history and attractions. The Visitor Information Center also has public restrooms, free WiFi, and free parking.
For lunch, enjoy a picnic at one of the shaded picnic tables at the Visitor Information Center or pick up a sandwich and head to your lodging accommodations for a light lunch.
Take the afternoon to explore historic downtown Main Street. Take a walking tour through the nationally recognized historic district to learn more about the unique limestone architecture.
Then shop until you drop on Main Street. There are more than 150 locally-owned shops, boutiques, art galleries and more.
Insider Tip: Most of the shops along Main Street are open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, but remember these are locally owned and operated shops, so hours vary.
Today, pick the activity that suits you.
Take time to learn about Fredericksburg's history and heritage at the Pioneer Museum. Explore historic Sunday Houses, see an old school house and learn about Fredericksburg's founding, which took place more than 175 years ago.
Stop by the National Museum of the Pacific War, a Smithsonian Affiliate museum dedicated to all who served in the Pacific Theater in World War II.
Insider tip: The museum is open for entry Wednesday through Monday, but the grounds are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended as limited walk-up tickets are available. Special VIP tickets allow for entry over the course of two days.
If wine is more your thing, spend your day sipping on award-winning Texas wines at the area's more than 50 vineyards and tasting rooms. Most offer outdoor seating to enjoy great weather and light bites that pair perfectly. And for those that don't like wine, Fredericksburg has some great breweries and distilleries.
Rise early this morning for an awe-inspiring hike to the top of Enchanted Rock. Take in 360-degree views and cooler temperatures as the sun rises. Be sure to bring plenty of water, especially if you plan on spending most of your day here.
Or take a leisurely walk up to historic Cross Mountain, which also includes 360-degree views of the Texas Hill Country and picnic tables, perfect for enjoying breakfast.
Insider tip: Reservations to Enchanted Rock can be made up to 30 days in advance. Reservations are highly encouraged and are required for park entry on weekends and holidays. Spring is the busiest time for the park. Pets are not allowed on the Summit Trail. The park closes due to rain and when capacity is reached.
If you’re up for a nighttime adventure, the park is open for day visitors until 10 p.m. – add stargazing to your itinerary. Enchanted Rock is an International Dark Sky Community and is one of the best places for stargazing in Texas! Don’t forget your flashlights for your journey back to the car.
Finish out your evening with some live Texas music at one of the areas restaurants featuring live music or head the legendary Luckenbach Texas for two-stepping. The historic dance hall holds concerts most Friday and Saturday nights as well as picker circles daily under the oak trees.
Depending on the season of your visit, your afternoon plans are endless. During the spring, check out the largest working wildflower farm in the nation- Wildseed Farms. Mid-May through mid-August, stop and taste some of the sweetest and juiciest peaches in Texas. In the fall, enjoy time outside by experiencing Fredericksburg by horseback or taking a haunted tour of Fredericksburg. Visiting during the holidays is one of the most special times in town with ice skating and more.
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Insider tip: Truth be known, we’ve got more fun than three days will accommodate. So check out our suggestions for family getaways, a romantic getaway, girlfriends' getaway, or five and seven day stays in Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country.