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!

The Wandering Weekenders- Fredericksburg- Where To Stay & What To Do

Where To Stay:

Renting-

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.

The Wandering Weekenders- Fredericksburg- Where To Stay & What To Do

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!

The Wandering Weekenders- Fredericksburg- Where To Stay & What To Do

When we pulled up to that house on Friday night, we immediately fell in love with how cute it was, but also started to wonder how everything was going to fit into this little itty bitty house. What the Airbnb owner didn’t advertise so well, or maybe we didn’t look at the pictures close enough, was that one of the bedrooms was at the front of the house and that it was two twin beds on either side of the room, not exactly ideal for two couples. It ended up being alright in the end, but I would just caution you when on Airbnb and VRBO to read the fine print carefully and look at those pictures very closely as well!

Hoteling-

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:

Wine tasting-

The Wandering Weekenders- Fredericksburg- Where To Stay & 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!

The Wandering Weekenders- Fredericksburg- Where To Stay & What To Do

Shopping-

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 Wandering Weekenders- Fredericksburg- Where To Stay & What To Do

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!

Wildflower Farm-

The Wandering Weekenders- Fredericksburg- Where To Stay & What To Do

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 Wandering Weekenders- Fredericksburg- Where To Stay & What To Do

The Wandering Weekenders- Fredericksburg- Where To Stay & What To Do

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!

The Wandering Weekenders- Fredericksburg- Where To Stay & What To Do

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

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The Wandering Weekenders- Fredericksburg- Where To Stay & What To Do

  • Kerri Taylor

    love it! glad you guys got a good place to stay for those late night chats – i love those! and yum to wineries and loving the wildflowers. amazing 🙂

    xoxo cheshire kat

    • I’m so glad that we decided to do the Airbnb this time around too! We got to hang out so much at the house and talk, plus there was a fireplace so we got to do s’mores!

  • Love this guide! I definitely want to visit here one day.

  • Emily Dunham

    Such a cute place! I love that you can sip and shop, too!

    • I didn’t realize that we could sip and shop until we walked into one of the tasting rooms! It was the perfect way to spend our shopping trip!

  • It looks like such a fun little town!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Wine tasting, shopping and a wildflower farm sounds like the perfect little getaway to me!

    • It really was! Our main focus was the win, but I was so glad that we were able to stop at the wildflower farm on the way out of town! They were so beautiful!

  • ok those flower fields are like a dream! i just want to run through them (and of course have someone take pictures. I mean i am a blogger after all 🙂 haha) Fredericksburg looks like the cutest little town. so quaint and charming!

    • Haha I thought the same thing when I saw all the windflowers! There were a few girls taking pictures of each other and I was kind of thinking that they were maybe bloggers. Fredericksburg is definitely full of charm and personality! It was a blast to explore, and I already want to go back!

  • How fun that you can drink wine and shop! Why doesn’t everywhere let you do that?!

    • I know! I feel like I’d end up buying a lot more if I could drink and shop all time. That’s what they want, right?

  • Sharing a house for a weekend away with friends is ideal. One of the best parts of seeing friends is the casual in between moments of talking, drinking wine, even preparing meals. I think you made an excellent choice. Looking forward to reading about wine tasting too.

    • That’s what we thought too! Even though you can hang out in each other’s hotel room, it almost feels like you’re invading each others space at that point. Plus it’s awesome to be able to cook in an Airbnb too!

  • Fredericksburg looks lovely! The Wildflower Farm looks particularly beautiful. When traveling in a group with friends I always prefer to rent an apartment or a house and AirBnb is my go to! I prefer having our own space and being able to use a kitchen instead of having to eat every meal out. It’s also fun to be able to hang out into the night like you said! Thanks for sharing and linking up Ashley! 😀

    • The wildflower farm was a really nice surprise! I ended up finding out about it on Pinterest and I’m so glad we were able to see it on our way out of town. Even though I love traveling, the one thing that can get really old is the constant eating out! I love the option to cook, even if we don’t utilize it.

  • So very darling!!! I’ve actually never stayed in a bed and breakfast and always want to! Bummer about the rain but it looks like the fields were still very gorgeous from afar. What a fun place to g.

    • It was a bummer about the rain, but it ultimately meant that the flowers stuck around for longer so I really can’t complain too much. And you should totally stay in a bed and breakfast! It’s an experience worth having!

  • This is such a great writeup, Ashley! I love the shopping in Fredricksburg. All the little shops are just so cute! I really want to go in the spring next year to see all the wildflowers. They’re stunning!

    • The windflowers are my favorite part about spring in Texas, especially since my allergies seem to get worse and worse each year. The shops really are so adorable in Fredericksburg and I love being able to find unique items there!

  • How gorgeous are all those wildflowers?! You can’t beat sharing a house with friends and family, shopping, and wine tasting <3
    Green Fashionista

    • It really did turn into the perfect weekend! The wildflower were ended up finding kind of by accident online, and I’m so glad that we were able to make a stop there!

  • Christina Sotherden

    I love the idea of renting a house – so personal and fun!

  • Looks like a beautiful quiet town to visit. I’ve never used AirBnB, but have looked there before out of curiosity.

    • So far we’ve had good luck with Airbnb, but I think that they’re really best if you’re going with another couple or you plan on cooking. Otherwise I think that they end up costing about as much as a hotel room.

  • I definitely like the idea of staying in one place together if you’re on a joint trip so you can stay up and chat which is not exactly conducive in a small hotel room. Those wildflowers amaze me because we have nothing like it in Florida…such a pretty setting and of course wineries always make me happy! lol

    • I totally agree! The last few couple trips that we’ve been on we’ve stayed in Airbnb’s and it’s been perfect! We haven’t done much cooking, but you really can’t beat the shared space.
      I didn’t realize that Florida didn’t have windflowers! I think that means that your trip to Austin should be in the spring time so you can see all the bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes and then go wine tasting!

  • What a fun weekend! And yes, renting a house is a great way to do it!! What a neat place, if it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have ever know of this Fredericksburg or that Texas had vineyards!

    • I’m glad that I could tempt you to visit Texas even more with the idea of wineries! Normally we really like to stay in hotels, especially since we have lots of hotel points, but when we travel with friends I love having a common area, which you only get with an Airbnb.

  • I actually prefer Airbnb over hotels as the apartments usually feel much more like home than a sterile hotel suite! And how amazing is this wildflower farm? Soooo pretty!!!

    • The wildflower farm was so beautiful! We times it kind of perfectly because the wildflowers were in bloom when we visited. Every experience that we’ve had with an Airbnb has been great, I just wish that they had a point system. It’s so nice to go on vacation and to only have to worry about having fun and not paying to stay somewhere.

  • That Texas Wildflower Farm looks beautiful. That would be a great place for a photo sesh! I’ve looked into an Air Bnb house before. Haven’t rented one yet, but I’ll be sure to read the fine print and scan the pictures when I do.

    • That’s the only thing that I don’t really like about Airbnb, you definitely run the risk of not getting what you expect since it’s not really a standardized industry. That being said, we haven’t had a bad experience at one yet!

  • That wildflower farm is amazing!! Imagine doing a photoshoot there? Gorgeous! I haven’t stayed st an AirBnB yet but I hope to soon!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

    • The wildflower farm was so gorgeous, and we totally timed it right because everything was blooming when we visited! I wish that we had been able to go out into the fields! W haven’t had a bad experience with Airbnb and I think that it’s definitely a great option when traveling!

  • Officially adding this to my travel list!

  • Rachel

    What a great recap, Ashley! The place that you stayed looks so cute. Sounds like it was a great location and too funny about the bed situation! And what a gorgeous wildflower farm. I cannot even imagine how amazing a photo shoot would look there!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

    • We definitely timed it right visiting the wildflower farms! Everything was in bloom and I really wanted to run through the fields, if only the weather has cooperated! The place we stayed really did have so much history which I loved, and you couldn’t beat the location!

  • What a cute place to stay! I LOVE the views on that wildflower farm, what a neat place!

    • I had no idea that the wildflower farm even existed, but I’m so glad that we found out! Everything was so beautiful, especially since it was during the spring!

  • Nadine

    The place you stayed at looked so quaint and cute!!! And those flower pictures are just amazing!!!

    • Thank you! Even though the bed situation was a little bit weird, the place we stayed really was awesome! Plus it gave us a great place to all hang out together! We hit the wildflower farm at the perfect time when everything was in bloom!

  • Kristina @ MsModify

    This is great! I told you I’m going to my friend’s wedding in October and it’s in a town called Comfort, ever hear of it? I’m pretty sure she said it’s not far from Fredericksburg. We were planning on staying in San Antonio and then just driving to the wedding, but maybe I should consider Fredericksburg!

    • I’d heard of Comfort, but couldn’t remember exactly where it was so I looked it up. Fredericksburg actually looks like it might be closer to Comfort and would probably be a little bit more of a unique place to stay, while San Antonio is more of a big city. There is still a lot of stuff to do in San Antonio though, like the river walk and the Alamo and stuff. I think that it all depends on how long you have and what you’d be interested in dojng while you’re in town. Either way I don’t think you can go wrong!

  • Love this post! Of course I love Fredericksburg…my parents live 20 mins away 🙂 Your B&B was so cute! Too bad they didn’t advertise the set up well. I can’t wait to read about what wineries you like…I’ve been to a lot of them, but need to hit ’em all up!

    • I still can’t believe that it’s taken me this long to visit Fredericksburg since I’ve turned 21! Not only is it an adorable town, the wineries were outstanding! I definitely want to go back soon!

  • Great guide! I would love to go back someday! We tried Airbnb for the first time last week (twice in a row) and will again next week in Nashville, and I love it so far!! 🙂 XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

    • Airbnb really is turning into an accommodation that we love using! I just wish that we could use points for it! Maybe they’ll think of that soon though!

  • Your apartment sounds really cool, i definitely prefer apt to hotels for convenience.

    • It was really nice to have the option to cook and the fact that we had lots of common area with our friends. Airbnb is turning into one of our favorite places to travel with friends!

  • So cute! That house sounds super cute, but bummer about the twin beds situation, glad you guys made the best of it though! All your posts make me want to check out this cute little town!

    • I think that y’all definitely should check it out when you’re officially a Texan! Fredericksburg was so cute and I felt like ther we a ton to do! Other than the bed situation, our Airbnb was awesome!

  • So much yes! The hotel looks amazing, and doing wine tasting is my kind of thing. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Thanks so much for hosting such a great linkup! I’m hoping to get my winery post together tonight so I can talk all about the wineries tomorrow for the linkup!

  • What a charming little place! Those wildflowers are gorgeous!

    • I really fell in love with Fredericksburg on our visit! The wildflowers were so gorgeous, and I want to try and visit there again!