Things to do in Fredericksburg, TX

Your Fredericksburg travel guide for the best vacation.
Vacation rental porch in Fredericksburg, TX

Welcome to Texas Hill Country—where you can take in stunning seasonal wildflower blooms and winding rivers, dig into the nation’s history, and sample delicious local beers and wines fresh from vineyard to tasting room. A unique blend of a small town and city, Fredericksburg was founded by German immigrants and keeps its culture alive and well with flavorful cuisine and annual festivals. Live it up on your vacation with live music, museums, and art galleries, or sit back and relax with a comfortable rocking chair and a view.

We asked our team at Vacasa for their must-see spots to relax, eat, and play when vacationing in Fredericksburg. Here are our recommendations for where to eat and stay, what to see, and even fun things to do with kids. Book your stay, pack your bags, and get ready to relax—we’ve got your Fredericksburg travel plans on lock.

Places to eat

Wide-open blue Texas skies are waiting for you in the morning, while you grab breakfast at Hill Country Donuts & Kolaches and enjoy fresh-baked treats, sweet and savory kolaches, and breakfast tacos. Once happy hour rolls around, grab a chair and a Texas Bluebonnet cocktail at The Stable Cocktail Bar, famous for its original drinks and lobster rolls. Get a taste of Fredericksburg’s German heritage with dinner at Alstadt Brewery—a must-see for their brewery tours, incredible cuisine, and Old World vibe.

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“Whether you are going to spend the afternoon listening to country music in Luckenbach with your family, tour the wineries with friends, or enjoy the shops and dining along the streets downtown, Fredericksburg has it all and is the best destination in the Texas Hill Country.”
— Renee Hoogs, Content Producer, Brand Marketing

What to see

Wine enthusiasts will find delight among the acres of picturesque sunsets, scenic vineyards, and lavender fields at Becker Vineyards for a day of refined relaxation. There are plenty of historic tours and sites that are worth the visit too, whether it’s World War II exhibits at the National Museum of the Pacific War or one of the oldest buildings in town, the Vereins Kirche Pioneer Museum. Time your trip just right and catch Frederickburg’s monthly Trade Day for a mix of flea market finds and antique treasures.

Activities for kids

Make your family trip even sweeter by peach picking at Das Peach House’s orchards and old-fashioned general store. For an unforgettable view of the nation’s largest wildflower farm, head over to Wildseed Farms, where your kids will love the sights, smells, and butterfly house. One of Fredericksburg’s most iconic sites is the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, which is a perfect budget-friendly way to take in the landscape and get the wiggles out of your little ones.

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"Downtown Fredericksburg is the jewel of Hill Country. Explore world-class wildflower trails and make the short hike up Enchanted Rock for beautiful 360 views."
— Mike DeSarte, Lead Visual Designer, Brand

Where to stay

Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg vacation rentals are where the fun begins. Search by amenities like water views, pools, or hot tubs. Whether it’s a family home or winery cabin out in the country, this stunning landscape is best enjoyed with loved ones and all the comforts of home.

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Fredericksburg travel guide FAQ

Fredericksburg is the heart of Texas Hill Country, leaving so much to explore. Take on wineries and tasting rooms, dig into some authentic German cuisine, tour the Vereins Kirche Pioneer Museum, go peach picking at Das Peach Haus, or a hike around the iconic Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. The city is an ideal spot for foodies, families, adventurers, and history buffs alike.

Texas Hill Country’s natural areas are not to be missed, where you can find gorgeous seasonal wildflowers, winding rivers, springs, and meadows. Hiking around Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is a popular way to explore the scenery, but you can also head out to the nation’s largest wildflower farm at Wildseed Farms, take a scenic drive around Willow City Loop to see the bluebonnets in full bloom, or take on adventure by horseback with Travis P Trail Rides.

Fredericksburg is a major spring destination, with the famous bluebonnets and wildflowers in bloom in late March and April. Summer is a great time to visit too, when the city goes all out for the 4th of July with a parade and fireworks. If you’re looking to skip the crowds, Fredericksburg’s shoulder season is January and February.

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