In the heart of Texas Wine Country, the small town of Fredericksburg is one of the most-visited wine destinations in America. It hosts at least 30 wineries, vast fields of wildflowers and a charming German-influenced Main Street.
Things to do in Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg’s historic Main Street boasts German-style art galleries, cafes and chocolate shops, as well as the charming Marktplatz. Enjoy the old-world customs and traditions, before visiting the Pioneer Museum to see original German settler homesteads and artefacts.
A crowning glory of Texas Hill Country, Enchanted Rock State Park is home to a pink granite dome known as the “Enchanted Rock”. You can climb to the peak for stunning views of the surrounding region, then have a picnic before exploring various hiking trails and terrains. Another outdoor wonder is the vast floral fields at Wildseed Farm, where you can pick your own bouquet and visit the serene butterfly garden.
Hit the wine trails stringing from Fredericksburg to Johnson City for wine tasting, winemaker dinners and vineyards strolls and tours. For a fully immersive experience, book a winery cycling excursion or a wine-touring weekend getaway with local tour guides.
Explore the intricacies of World War II at the National Museum of the Pacific War. You’ll find genuine war relics, live battle re-enactments, interactive exhibits and aircraft employed in the war. Re-live the 1960s with a ranger-guided walk through the “Texas White House”, an expansive ranch once belonging to President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Getting around Fredericksburg
Wine shuttles, limos and ride-share companies provide transportation to wine country, while horse-drawn carriages offer rides through Fredericksburg/s historic district. You can also rent a car at San Antonio International Airport, about a one-hour drive away.