With comfortable weather, picturesque wildflowers and award-winning wine, it’s no secret that the beauty of Fredericksburg is at its peak during springtime. The town is home to plenty of outdoor adventures, perfect for a relaxing getaway to the Texas Hill Country.
Texas Wine Country
The more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms that are in and around Fredericksburg provide plenty of scenic beauty for any visitor to enjoy. Grab a glass of vino and enjoy the afternoon on a patio. Many wineries offer live music and small bites to enjoy with wine. Leave the planning and driving to someone else when you book with a local wine tour company.
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Wildflower Season on the Horizon
The beauty of the Texas Hill Country is on full display each spring during wildflower season, but while the flowers are magnificent in nature, the nation’s largest working wildflower farm, Wildseed Farms, boasts acres and acres of blooms.
From bluebonnets to Indian Paintbrushes, wildflowers only add to the spring beauty in the area. According to wildflower experts, flowers will likely bloom in 2023 from mid-March through mid-May.
Unique Places to Stay
There’s so much to see and do in Fredericksburg that you will want to stay a while. With nearly 1,500 lodging options from peaceful country cabins to upscale downtown lofts, the unique places to stay are endless. Other lodging options in Fredericksburg include 23 hotels and motels with over 1,100 rooms as well as 12 RV parks and camping sites.
Other Outdoor Adventures
Take full advantage of spring weather with a hike at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Fredericksburg’s most well-known outdoor adventure. If you want to experience Enchanted Rock, be sure to reserve a spot up to 30-days in advance to guarantee entry into the park. Take in 360-degree views of the Texas Hill Country and a diversity of trails throughout the park.
Fredericksburg is also an International Dark Sky Community and the area’s night skies produce an amazing stargazing experience.
The Texas Hill Country features plenty of other outdoor activities for any age. Visiting with your family? Check out local favorites, including nature trails at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park and hiking at Cross Mountain.
Fabulous Shopping & Restaurants
While Fredericksburg offers many things to do, it may be best known for its great shopping scene. Take home a one-of-a-kind piece of art or pick out an antique to complete your home. Fredericksburg’s shops also offer great fashion, unique housewares and locally made products.
Another great way to enjoy the outdoors in Fredericksburg is sitting outside on a patio at one of the town’s restaurants. From barbecue to Tex-Mex to authentic German fare, Fredericksburg has lots of great spots to find something delicious and a space to take in the sunshine.
Several places also offer live music daily. Whether you are looking to two-step or just sit back and enjoy a glass of Texas wine, you are sure to find some great tunes.
And finally, if you are able to plan your Texas Hill Country adventure Sunday-Thursday, you will find these perks when visiting town. Start any adventure to Fredericksburg with a stop at the town’s Visitor Center, which offers knowledgeable staff to answer your questions, plus free maps and brochures, public restrooms and ample free parking.
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