Itching to get out of town, Fort Worthians? Skip those pesky airport security lines and jump in your car for a road trip to Fredericksburg instead.
From historic railroad tunnels filled with bats to Hill Country-grown wine at Augusta Vin Winery — we’re spilling all the details on how to have an unforgettable time in the Texas Wine Country.
📍 Essential info
Drive time: ~4 hours
Year city was established: 1846
Est. population: 11,000
Explore 200 acres of wildflowers including summer favorites like cosmos, sunflowers, zinnias, and other warm-weather bloomers. The farm also has its own on-site tasting room and vineyard + Brewbonnet Biergarten serving sandwiches, ice cream, and other specialty items.
Old Tunnel State Park
Known to be the smallest of the state parks, guests can explore the historic railroad tunnel home, which is home to millions of bats, on this short nature trail. Bonus: Admission is free.
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Climb the all-natural pink granite dome or hike 11 miles of trails suited for backpacking, rock climbing, bird watching, and stargazing.
Fredricksburg Trade Days
On every third weekend of the month, customers can shop from 350+ vendors ranging from antiques to collectibles, tools, and furniture. After shopping, relax in the Biergarten while listening to live music.
Grape Creek Vineyards
Nestled on 25 acres, the Tuscan-inspired tasting room offers samplings of 90+ point wines with patios overlooking the vineyards.
Augusta Vin Winery
The winery spans 60 acres with more than 60,000 vine plants and features wine that is exclusively grown + produced in the Texas Hill Country.
F&W’s Das Peach House
The unassuming roadside stop is home to more than 1,000 peach trees and endless shelves of homemade canned goods, onsite cooking classes, and a patio overlooking the pond.
Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant
The award-winning restaurant features more than 140 different wines from 45 of Texas’ wineries, which are expertly paired with dishes prepared by owner and executive chef Ross Burtwell.
Country Inn and Cottages
Sit back and relax at these quaint cottages located just one mile from downtown Fredericksburg. Guests can enjoy the stunning views while soaking in the seasonal pools + hot tubs. Bonus: All guests will receive breakfast vouchers to local eateries upon check-in
Guests at this luxury bed and breakfast receive a hot meal made with local ingredients delivered to their door every morning. But that’s not all — the Haus also collaborates with local chefs to offer private dinners, cooking classes, and demos.
The Inn on Baron’s Creek
In addition to an on-site heated pool, spa, and fitness center, this inn is just steps away from downtown Fredericksburg.
Barons CreekSide Cabin Resort
The Hill Country views at this secluded spot are reason enough for the visit, but music enthusiasts will also enjoy live shows at the hotel’s wine bar and bistro.
Wait a minute, Fort Worthians. Before you head out the door, find the cheapest places to fill up your gas tank and stock up on road trip snacks from Buc-ee’s. Also, bookmark this map so you have no trouble finding all of our recommendations while visiting Fredericksburg.