I feel like I’m hitting a road block when it’s coming to writing these Fredericksburg posts, so I thought that I’d do things a little differently than usual. This post is going to be all about where to stay and what to do in Fredericksburg, and in the next post I’ll go into more detail on what wineries to visit. So here we go!
Where To Stay:
As soon as we decided to visit Fredericksburg with our friends in April, we immediately got started on trying to find a place to stay. Last year when we traveled with them to New Orleans, we ended up staying in a hotel downtown, which was very nice, but it also meant that once we were done having our fun out on the town, we also had to be done with our time with them. Sarah and I have literally known each other for whole lives, and we always love to stay up late talking into the night, so for Fredericksburg we decided to try renting a house for a weekend.
Sarah and I both got on the typical Airbnb and VRBO websites and looked up affordable houses to rent for the weekend. We also looked at some bed and breakfast places as well because some of those places offered separate houses for rent for the weekend
After our searches, we ended up picking this cute little house that was really close to Main Street in Fredericksburg, offered two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and even had an outdoor fireplace outside. It seemed like the perfect house for us to share so we could spend lots of time together!
If the bed and breakfast or Airbnb/VRBO isn’t really your thing when it comes to going out of town. Don’t worry, there’s lots of bigger name hotels in the Fredericksburg area! And the best news is that they’re right on the main highway in and out of town, and they’re really close to Main Street as well!
What To Do:
Obviously the main reason that we visited Fredericksburg was for all the wineries! Over the past few years the Texas wine country has really blown up and wineries are starting to open up all over the place. Driving down Highway 290 you almost feel like you’re in Napa because of all the wineries on the sides of the road. Not only is the wine delicious, but the views are gorgeous too!
Like lots of small towns, Fredericksburg has a Main Street that is filled with lots of little shops that you can walk and in and out of and shop until your heart is content! After a day of wine tasting, that was the perfect way to end our day! We picked up our Christmas ornament from Fredericksburg, and even a cute picture that reminded us of Dart.
The best part about shopping on Main Street will definitely have to be the fact that you can drink while you shop! Several of the wineries have tasting rooms on Main Street and you can grab a to-go glass and walk around while you shop! Be careful though, you might be persuaded to buy more that way!
My last piece of advice about Main Street shopping is to remember that Fredericksburg is still very much a small town in Texas, which means that most of the shops on Main Street close around 6:00 in the evenings, and some aren’t open on Sunday’s. So plan accordingly!
I’ve mentioned it before, but one of my favorite things about Texas is all of the bluebonnets and seeing them in bloom. If you travel to Fredericksburg during the spring, you’ll definitely see the bluebonnets blooming on the side of the road, but if you really want to se a ton of Texas wildflowers, you need to visit the Texas Wildflower Farm.
The Texas Wildflower Farm is located a little bit out of the city of Fredericksburg, but that’s because of the field upon field upon field of Texas wildflowers that they have blooming there. We happened to visit during a really really rainy weekend so we couldn’t actually walk in the fields, but they were gorgeous all the same! It’s definitely something not to miss!
There’s also a few more things to do in Fredericksburg, but unfortunately we ran out of time since we were only there for a weekend. You definitely know that we’ll be making our way to Fredericksburg again, so we can do more around the town, and for some more wine tasting, of course! I’m linking up with Lauren of Lauren on Location, Van of Snow in Tromso, Isabel of The Sunny Side of This and Marcella of What a Wonderful World for another Wanderful Wednesday.
Other Fredericksburg Posts:
A Fredericksburg Weekend In Numbers
Tips For Wine Tasting In Fredericksburg
A Mini Guide to Fredericksburg Wineries