Trip Guide to Fredericksburg, Texas | Midwest Living

Trip Guide to Fredericksburg, Texas

Texas is naturally big on fun, history and flavor, too. Head to the Hill Country to see fields of bluebonnets and explore small towns like Fredericksburg.


Becker Vineyards Fields of lavender perfume the air while you sip wines from a vineyard that once supplied the White House. Bring a picnic lunch if you’d like to linger.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area North of town, a 425-foot climb rewards hikers with Hill Country vistas.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park LBJ’s roots are in Stonewall, 19 miles east of Fredericksburg, so visits give deep insight to our 36th president’s life and legacy.

Main Street More than 150 shops and art galleries line the street. Gallery offerings include $50 rock art in River Rustic Gallery and $25,000 oil paintings at InSight Gallery.

National Museum of the Pacific War With the sounds of explosions, the story of World War II’s Pacific theater unfolds with heartbreaking realism.

Wildseed Farms Meadows of seasonal wildflowers inspire shoppers to purchase seed packets.


Cabernet Grill Savor entrees like Texas quail in a timber-framed dining area or under string lights on the patio.

Mahaley’s Cafe Grab an egg, cheese and chorizo breakfast burrito in this casual joint. Mahaley's Cafe on Facebook

West End Pizza Company Fresh veggies top pizzas cooked in a brick oven. Multiple TV screens inside and outside let you catch a game while you’re eating.


Austin Street Retreat The fachwerk (exposed timbers in limestone walls) illustrates Fredericksburg settlers’ building style. Inside, beds cradle guests in what were built as Sunday Houses—second homes built near churches in the late 1800s.

Fredericksburg Herb Farm The 14 cottages each have a front porch with rockers or a porch swing, and the chef works wonders with chicken potpie.

Hangar Hotel Celebrate the romance of 1940s air travel in 50 posh adults-only rooms that ensure a quiet, comfortable stay.

Hangar Hotel.

Hangar Hotel. Photo courtesy of hotel.

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