Many of us need some down time. Some R&R after making it through the holiday season, getting back into the routine, and now looking forward to springtime, would be nice. Le sigh… But never you fret. Fredericksburg, in the Texas Hill Country, to the rescue! There’s nothing like a weekend getaway, and an hour from Austin, sits beautiful, relaxing Fredericksburg. Rich in German culture, pioneer spirit, and history (settled over 160 years ago), Fredericksburg can turn your head, bat its eyes, and you should come running!
Things to Do
Stay, Eat, Play: Fredericksburg, in the Texas Hill Country
Where to Stay
In terms of places to stay, Fredericksburg has a vast array. From the standard hotels (your Holiday Inns, your Super 8’s, etc.) to full-on retreats, bed & breakfasts, and beautiful inns, your selection doesn’t wane with each online click. As an example, there’s a tiny farmhouse situated on six acres, surrounded by peach and pecan orchards that are a gem of the retreat, and well within a mile of the main shopping area. You can sit back with a coffee on the porch and catch the Texas Hill Country sunrise while a rooster crows! Or pick a setting where you’re catered to in the highest form, get yourself some chef-prepared meals, and settle into a hot tub to soak your cares away while watching the same sun settle behind those same hills. There are many places to pick from, and here’s a link for some basic reviews.
Where to Eat
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Good (scratch that: great!) food is a “must” when you’re on a relaxing weekend away. It makes the entire trip, honestly. So while you’re in Fredericksburg, don’t be afraid to try something new, or at the very least, try a new place that catches your eye and serves you the mainstays. German (of course), Mexican, Italian, the gangs all here! Not to mention some great and inspired American dishes in places that would surprise you. There’s a classic 40’s-style diner, fantastic fine dining, some good greasy spoons, and an assortment of options that won’t leave you hungry. TripAdvisor has provided a handy link that shows the array of top places to eat according to local comments.
Where to Play