I like the German food and beer of Fredericksburg Texas. My wife loves the shopping that it is so well-known for. Fredericksburg is one of our favorite weekend getaways!
I had heard about Fredericksburg long before my family and I went there for the first time.
For some reason people mentioned Fredericksburg more in conversations than any other town in the area. It was always, "Oh, it's so cool, you gotta go!"
Then, one day we went... what a pleasant surprise!
Here was this charming town with "old-style" stores lining the main street on both sides. Each of the stores seemed to have their own unique character. The sidewalks on both sides were full of people wandering up and down and in and out of stores.
I was immediately intrigued... and hooked...
Our favorite activities in Fredericksburg are the shopping, the Nimitz museum, and Enchanted Rock. If you're going to Frederickburg, I also want to give you a map to help you get there, tell you about other events, and tell you what to expect of Frederickburg's weather.
Shopping is undoubtedly a major reason why people visit Fredericksburg Texas! I know that's the main reason why we go.
The stores are mostly all along Main street. These are not impersonal chain stores... these are charming little stores, each with their own unique character. There are stores for just about any taste... a great variety of stores where everyone is likely to find something they like.
A fun aspect of shopping in Frederickburg is the sidewalk benches scattered along the way. I have enjoyed more than one beer, parked on one of the benches with the kids while Mom is inside a store fulfilling her life's mission...
I'm not a big shopper, but shopping in Fredericksburg is different... it's just part of the vibe!
The Nimitz museum in Fredericksburg (aka The National Museum of the Pacific War) is a great place to take the kids, especially when they start getting tired of the shopping.
My kids' "wow-factor" is all the cannons and guns on display. My "wow-factor" is the incredible history that is told so well.
The distraction of taking the kids to the Nimitz museum also buys my wife some extra shopping time. So everyone wins!
Enchanted Rock is a fun place that we like to take the kids to. They love it there. When my parents visited from out-of-state a couple of years ago, we took them to Enchanted Rock, and they had a great time too.
Enchanted Rock is huge (and I mean massive!) rock about 20 miles outside Fredericksburg. It is great fun to climb to the top, which takes about 20 minutes. I just love the view from up there!
I think Enchanted Rock is well worth a visit.
Fredericksburg Texas truly is a must-visit!
According to my taste-buds, the restaurants in Fredericksburg add to the the shopping experience very nicely.
Fredericksburg's rich German heritage is well-represented with several restaurants serving German food. There is even a German brewery, Fredericksburg Brewing Company, that serves good food and brew a variety of beers to try.
Fredericksburg isn't all German food though. There is a variety of restaurants in Fredericksburg that caters to many different tastes, including a very nice Italian restaurant, called Pasta Bella, where I like to have lunch.
There are several other very good Fredericksbug restaurants to consider.
I like Fredericksburg as a weekend-getaway. It could be either just me and my wife, or we take the kids along. Either way, we usually sleep there are least one night.
Luckily Fredericksburg has many options for lodging. There are several bed-and-breakfasts and hotels to choose from. We have stayed in both types of lodging.
We have stayed in the Hangar Hotel several times and it was very good every time. It is located at the Fredericksburg airport and it is fun to have breakfast while watching planes land or take off.
There are of course several other hotels. Here is a list of other great Frederickburg hotels to consider.
Fredericksburg is about an hour's drive north of San Antonio and an hour's drive west of Austin. There are several roads off I-10 and Hwy-281 that lead to Fredericksburg.
I created a map of Fredericksburg Texas to help you find your way there, and also to help you find your way around Fredericksburg.
There are events that take place in Fredericksburg that aren't fixed attractions. They can be a lot of fun too. Take a look at my Fredericksburg Texas Events Calendar to find some fun events for your family.
You can also buy tickets to concerts in Fredericksburg right here!
It always helps if the weather plays along when planning a trip to Fredericksburg.
To find out what the weather's plans are for the next few days, check out the Fredericksburg Texas Weather.
Have you been to Fredericksburg before and have a fun attraction that you like to visit? Please tell us about it! Also read about others' favorite activities and experiences.