Where To Play, Eat and Stay in Fredericksburg

The Hill Country brings visitors from around the country to experience the beauty and culture of Texas, and one of the top destinations is the Germanic town of Fredericksburg, known for it’s wine and giant rock!  There’s much, much more to do here in Fredericksburg, from amazing museums to the incredible nature of the Hill Country!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Fredericksburg


National Museum of the Pacific War   Located in Downtown Fredericksburg, plan to spend at least a half a day to see this huge museum!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area  On every Texan and Visitor to Texas’ Bucket List is a hike to the Summit of E-Rock!  There is also a nice, 4-mile Loop Trail, camping and rock climbing offered in this very popular park.  Reservations are strongly encouraged! The name comes from the heating of the rock on hot summer days, and a rumbling sound when it cools at night. Star Parties are often held during the Summer, when the Milky Way is the most visible.

Downtown Fredericksburg  Many Girl’s Trips are taken in Fredericksburg, and the quaint Downtown area is filled with boutiques and cute shops!

Wildseed Farms  Not just a big nursery, they also offer walking trails and a butterfly garden, a must during peak wildflower season, and a cute gift shop, restaurant and winery!

Cross Mountain Park   FREE.  More of a hill with a cross at the top, it’s a pleasant walk to the top!

Fort Martin Scott and the Texas Rangers Heritage Center  Walk through history in the old buildings at the Fort.

Old Tunnel State Park Bat Cave  From May to October you can visit to watch the emergence of Mexican Freetail Bats each evening.

The Preserve  Tour this elephant sanctuary where you can touch, feed and even help bathe the animals!

Pioneer Museum  Learn about the history of Texas and the daily life of the settlers who claimed it.

Wine Tours and Tastings  You can spend a day on van touring different wineries, or just visit one and take a tour!

Altstadt Brewery, Fredericksburg
Altstadt Brewery, Fredericksburg


Altstadt Brewery   Enjoy a German meal in their incredible biergarten, listen to live music or tour the brewery! Don’t miss one of their terrific pretzels and beer cheese, although everything is wonderful on the menu! The schwarzbier braised beef with honey-roasted carrots is my favorite!

Otto’s German Bistro   An upscale German restaurant, using locally sourced produce and meats.

Opa’s Smoked Meats  We carry an ice chest with us on trips to Fredericksburg just for Opa’s!  They don’t have a dine in area, but do sell sandwiches and salads to go!

Sunset Grill  The place to eat breakfast and brunch in Fredericksburg, my kids also love the burgers!

Woerner Warehouse  Everything is delicious at this great restaurant set in an old feed store.

Farm Haus Bistro   You’ll fall in love with this beautiful setting out on a farm, they offer breakfast, lunch and dinner.

West End Pizza Company  My daughter’s favorite pizza restaurant in the whole state!  We can’t drive near Fredericksburg without stopping here!

Clear River Ice Cream, Bakery and Deli    They make their ice cream on the premises in small batches, and it’s all incredible!


There are a ton of hotels in Downtown Fredericksburg, plus many, many VRBO’s!  Here are some places you need to check out when planning a trip!

Gold & A Ranch Located about 11 miles outside of Fredericksburg, headed towards Enchanted Rock, we stayed at this great barndominium. The 2 bedroom, 5-bed home is perfect for someone who likes to get away from it all, including other people! Pet-friendly, our dogs were able to run and play, which we loved!

Jellystone Wine Country   If you’re traveling with kids in Fredericksburg, this is a great place for the whole family!  They have cabins, RV sites and even tent camping.

The Hangar Hotel  Built to resemble an old airplane hangar, this is a great hotel for anyone who loves planes and history.  NO children under 18 allowed.

Manor Haus Bed and Breakfast  The Bed and Breakfast at Messina Hof Vineyard and Winery.

Trois Estate  A perfect weekend or wedding destination just across from Enchanted Rock!

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