Kick back in the relaxed hills of Fredericksburg by planning a family adventure to the Texas Hill Country. Start by picking the perfect lodging for your crew. With unique hotels, inns, vacation rentals and guesthouses, you’ll find the ideal escape with everything you want like pools, patios, within walking distance to downtown shopping or in the countryside.
Once you book your home base, start planning your agenda. Here’s a cheat sheet… Head out to Enchanted Rock for a “kids vs. parents” hike—and a spectacular 360° view! (TIP: Park visitors must make a reservation online here for guaranteed admittance) Ride bikes and explore the neighborhoods and scenic country roads while soaking in the surrounding beauty.
Summer is peach season so eating a fresh Fredericksburg peach is a “must-do” on the list. Make a quick stop at a roadside stand or seek out one of our orchards where you can pick your own.
Speaking of mouthwatering agenda items, stick near Main Street and your kids will savor the treats around every corner, like a gajillion popcorn flavors, (Dill Pickle is a popular one) mile high burgers, brick oven pizza, homemade ice cream and chocolate covered bacon! Plus, Fredericksburg has over 150 shops, boutiques and art galleries, so there’s enough shopping for everyone sprinkled on and around Main Street.
Fredericksburg is rich in history, of course. And no visit would be complete without exploring some of it. The world-class National Museum of the Pacific War is located in the heart of Fredericksburg. It’s a stunning tribute to our greatest generation. You’ll love the interactive exhibits and genuine artifacts. Check the calendar and catch one of the Living History Reenactments for some real live action. The other end of Main Street is where you’ll find the Pioneer Museum, an entire complex that takes you back in time to our early settlers, complete with a one-room schoolhouse, log cabin and blacksmith shop. (Check the calendar for special interactive events.) Venture out Highway 290 and visit the LBJ State and National Historical Parks. You’ll definitely want to visit Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm where guides dressed in period clothing actually work and operate the early 1900’s farmstead.
Did we mention entertainment? There’s certainly no shortage of music options. You’ll find everything from authentic Texas dance halls to quiet patio musicians. Plus, Fredericksburg Theater Company’s 23rd season includes The Sound of Music in June and Frozen in July.
That should get you started. We can’t wait to see you!