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5 Fabulous Fall Road Trips in the Texas Hill Country

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Fall colors are at their peak and sometimes the best view is from the driver’s seat. So, grab your sunglasses. Put on your favorite ball cap. Don’t forget your Coke and peanuts. Let’s hit the road!

1. First stop: Fredericksburg, of course!

enchanted-rockPhoto: Facebook/Enchanted Rock State Natural Area – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Fredericksburg is a favorite destination in the Texas Hill Country for a lot of reasons. You can enjoy fantastic food, do a little shopping, and enjoy the fresh, cool air. One of the favorite eateries is Fredericksburg Pie Company. Who says you can’t have pie for breakfast? A favorite is the Coconut Meringue. But get there early because they sell out fast. Stroll the streets of downtown and breathe the cool, clean, country air. Pop into one (or a dozen) of many distinctive shops, restaurants and wineries. Stay at a cozy bed & breakfast recommended by the

Stroll the streets of downtown and breathe the cool, clean, country air. Pop into one (or a dozen) of many distinctive shops, restaurants, and wineries. Stay at a cozy bed & breakfast recommended by the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.  

But don’t forget the main reason you’re here. Fall is a great time to see the breathtaking scenery in this quaint German town. For a jaw-dropping view, hike up to the top of Enchanted Rock, just outside of Fredericksburg. Enchanted Rock is a giant pink granite dome with a summit of 1823 ft., which is not a daunting hike for most. Wear good shoes, bring water, and don’t forget your camera.  

Make plans to be at the Geschichte Fest November 5th, which is a tribute to the German Pioneers of the Texas Hill Country. Also, Fredericksburg Trade Days  is held Thanksgiving weekend (November 25-27), which you do not want to miss, but if you can’t make it in November, Trade Days takes place the weekend of the 3rd Saturday of every month.

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