Fredericksburg the Texas Hill Country
Founded in 1846 by German immigrants, Fredericksburg has become the gateway to one of the most robust wine industries in the country. More than 20 wineries and vineyards in the area offer award-winning varietals including cabernets, tempranillos, viogniers and rieslings. But what will really have you coming back for more are the creative blends each winery perfects, truly setting them apart from each other.
And that's just the beginning. A flavorful palette of cuisine awaits. From authentic German fare to delectable BBQ and more diverse menus like escolar and lobster, seared duck breast with ginger/orange glaze, tender steaks and, of course, naughty desserts. All served in a variety of venues including indoor Biergartens, relaxing outdoor patios and upscale contemporary dining rooms.
Fredericksburg is home to a myriad of attractions and fun! It's is a shopper’s paradise with over 150 unique shops, art galleries and boutiques lining the historic district of this German community. You’ll find creations by artists working in metal, glass, oil and watercolor. Handmade jewelry by local artisans. Women’s fashion ranging from vintage and hand-sewn to upscale contemporary. A staggering collection of sophisticated home décor. Antiques, Western wear, and Texana books.
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Are you a history buff? Right in the middle of all the shopping is The National Museum of the Pacific War, an impressive state-of-the-art walk back in time to one of our history's most epic battles, featuring interactive exhibits and audio tours. A museum so thorough and visually captivating, your ticket is good for two days!
Or venture out to the 2,287 acre Lyndon B. Johnson State and National Historical Parks. Explore the private ranch of our nation’s 36th President, where he and Lady Bird Johnson entertained international heads of state — right on the banks of the Pedernales River. Tour his 1960’s Texas White House. See his vintage car collection and personal plane, fondly referred to as “Air Force One Half.” Also at the LBJ State Park and Historic Site, you'll find the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farmstead depicting pioneer life in the early 1900s, complete with volunteers in period dress operating the farm.
Enjoy our great outdoors on scenic back roads, perfect for cycling. Or hike at 1,643 acre Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view. Get fresh-off-the-tree peaches during the summer at one of the many roadside stands. Stop by Wildseed Farms, the nation's largest working wildflower farm, and Fredericksburg Herb Farm.
Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park features an 18-hole golf course, picnic pavilions, the Live Oak Wilderness Trail, a swimming pool, an RV park and a "fishing hole." "The Bat Tunnel" is open nightly from June through October. This abandoned railroad tunnel is home to over three million Brazilian free-tailed bats that emerge each evening around dusk—it's a sight to behold!
There's live Texas music, spas, historic Luckenbach Texas, over 100 festivals annually, numerous art galleries. And historical homes, buildings, schools and churches sprinkled throughout the area.
As you can see, this is more than a day trip destination. Which is why Fredericksburg offers over 400 B&Bs, guesthouses and inns and countless hotels and motels. The only way to make a trip to the Texas Wine Country better is more time to enjoy it. Find the lodging that’s perfect for you; a rustic country cabin or an upscale loft on Main Street. Or even a larger accommodation for a group of friends or extended family.
The choices are endless — so is the fun! Come. Experience German heritage and Texan hospitality first hand. Call 1-866-997-3600 or visit www.VisitFredericksburgTX.com