Fredericksburg, Texas is a historical German town Located in the Texas Hill Country. It is a special place to visit with lots of culture, history and charm. There are festivals all year long so check out the Fredericksburg Festival Schedule . There are many Bed and Breakfast places for your stay. Here are some of my favorite spots when I am in town visiting.
Where to Shop:
Berkman Books 416 East Main Street:
This is a great place to browse for antique books. They have a great selection of maps and old prints. I bought a couple of furniture sketches that I turned into art.
Beulah’s 308 East Main Street:
This is an adorable children’s boutique with bright and playful vibe. I really love the selection of clothes for boys, which is so hard to find. If you are looking for something beyond polo for your boy this is the perfect place.
Homestead 230 East Main Street:
Is one of my favorite places to browse European furniture when we are in town.
House Wine 327 East Main Street:
This is a wine bar in the back with very hip home furnishings for sale in the front of the store.
Red 230 East Main Street:
Is an adorable shop with modern and some vintage home accessories and furnishings as well as unique gifts. They carry great lines that are creative and inventive.
Root 306 East Main Street:
A great clothing and accessory boutique for women with hip lines like Ella Moss and Michael Stars.
Sprout 104 E Austin:
A unique store that is located in a historic rock home. At sprout you will find blooms by the stem, local artwork and handmade gifts.
Spunky Monkey 108 East Main Street:
A must see if you have little ones in tow or if you need to shop for one. It is full of great finds that any kids would love to have.
Things in a Room 239 East Main Street:
This is an amazing store full of beautiful fabric. My mother went little nuts here and bought a ton of fabric for aprons that she likes to make for friends and family.
Where to Eat:
The Nest 607 S Washington St:
This is by far one of the best dining spots in the area. The Nest is also a proud member of the TTL Restaurant Society. Check out our review of this Texas Hill Country Gem: The Nest. We absolutely love John Wilkinson’s take on cuisine.
The Fredericksburg Herb Farm 405 Whitney Street:
We really enjoyed our lunch here and came back the next day because it was so good. They offer a variety of sandwiches and salads. Believe it or not the spaghetti and meatballs were amazing. I know it sounds strange but we were all about to scrape the sauce off the plate. Tip: Great Sparkling wine by the glass.
The Peach Tree Tea House 210 South Adams Street:
An adorable tea house that is open only for lunch. They offer freshly made breads, salads, soups, quiches, and desserts. They also have a cookbook that is worth checking out.
Mahaley’s 341 East Main Street:
If you are in search for a breakfast taco go straight to Mahaley’s.
Hondos 312 West Main Street:
Enjoy live music with gourmet southern and tex mex cuisine. Hondo has steep roots in the area. He bought Luckenbach in 1971 and presided as mayor over a population of three plus a single parking meter. He was noted as the “clown prince” and brought to life the town’s motto, “Everybody’s Somebody in Luckenbach.” He died in 1976 in Blanco, Texas.
Rathskeller Restaurant 260 E. Main:
Located in the basement of the historic Keidel Building they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have live music on Friday and Saturday Nights. We enjoyed sandwiches, salads and brunch fare and they have a good beer and wine list.
Things to See:
Wildseed Farms 425 Wildflower Hills:
Wildseed farms is a nursery and a market with over 200 acres of wildflowers for you to enjoy. In the spring you will see Texas bluebonnets, red corn poppies, phlox, and a gorgeous array of other spring flowers. In the summer you can see cosmos, sunflowers, zinnias and other warm weather bloomers. Their market is fabulous with all kinds of regional jarred goods like preserves, salsas, and beans. You can also have Lunch here and visit the butterfly haus that is always a treat for the kids.
Luckenbach, Texas Dance Hal 412 Luckenbach Town Loop:
If you are in the area you have to go see Luckenbach, Texas where you will find the dance hall where many Texas Music legends were formed. It’s like the CBCG of Texas Country Music. The hall still has live music on scheduled nights. It’s about a 15 minute drive from Fredericksburg, so not far at all.
The National Museum of the Pacific War 340 E. Main St.:
The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas is the only institution in the United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific and Asiatic Theaters in World War II. The original home of the Museum, the unique Nimitz Steamboat Hotel, restored to its 1890 appearance, now overlooks a 6-acre campus. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz commanded more than two million men and women, 5,000 ships and 20,000 planes. He was born and rasied in the small German community of Fredericksburg, Texas.
Texas Hill Country Wine Trail 866.621.9463:
If you are in the mood to jump on a wine adventure try out the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail.
MarlaAugust 16, 2011 at 11:40 am
The last time I was in in Fredericksburg was years ago. A quick trip to get to Enchanted Rock. This makes me want to take a road trip very soon!