Any group of girlfriends that has gotten together in Fredericksburg for a week or a weekend will tell you that they had a wonderful time, so gather the gal pals and head out to the Texas Hill Country.
For years, Fredericksburg has been known as a weekend destination, but it is also one of the best places to visit midweek. Find these great perks when staying Sunday-Thursday in town.
Fredericksburg was named as one of "13 Perfect Fall Girlfriend Getaways to Start Planning Immediately" by Southern Living so start planning now using this roadmap for your girlfriends' getaway.
Book your lodging
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 and your friends feel right at home. Find the perfect home away from home.
Shop ‘til you drop! Let’s be honest; there’s nothing quite like finding that perfect skirt, new piece of jewelry or a cool addition for your home. And what better place to hunt down that fabulous find than historic Main Street and the Warehouse District in Fredericksburg.
Block after beautiful block you will find fun, trendy boutiques, shops and galleries offering a wide variety of unique treasures.
Spend the day exploring Texas Wine Country. With more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms, you are sure to find your favorite.
Leave the driving to the pros by booking one of our great wine tour companies. Or opt for a more intimate experience with a private car or limo. Or if you’re looking for a less structured way to explore the wineries in Fredericksburg, hop on the 290 Wine Shuttle, which departs from downtown Fredericksburg & ventures out to set wineries every 10 minutes on Fridays and Saturdays.
Wine tour companies offer a variety of services including full day wine tours, half day wine tours and private wine tours in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Stay in the downtown area and tour Fredericksburg’s Urban Wine Trail. The historic Main Street in Fredericksburg has been called one of the most beautiful in the United States. It features over 150 shops and art galleries as well as restaurants and wine tasting rooms. Enjoy great wine without leaving town at these establishments.
Want to include some serious pampering and relaxation time? Fredericksburg is home to more than a dozen day spas that offer everything from massages to facials to reflexology and more. Or get a manicure and pedicure!
If spas aren't your style, wake up early for a sunrise hike up to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. 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.
Spend the evening dancing the night away at historic Luckenbach Texas. The dance hall holds concerts most Friday and Saturday nights as well as picker circles daily under the oak trees.
There are also several places offering great live music and relaxing vibes.
What girlfriend gathering isn't complete without great food? Fredericksburg is known for its diverse food scene offering everything from light bites, great brunch, fine dining, casual patio fare and elegant cocktails.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so don't skip out!
For great light bites check out:
For dinner don't miss:
For after-dinner drinks try:
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, three or five or seven day stays in Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country.