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Best Kept Secret: A Midweek Getaway to Fredericksburg

Warmer weather and wildflowers combine for the perfect midweek escape to the Texas Hill Country

Presented by Visit Fredericksburg February 17, 2021

Gather as a family in one of Fredericksburg many parks like Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park for a picnic lunch surrounded by nature.

Planning a midweek spring escape to Fredericksburg can find you the best deals on lodging, shorter waits at local restaurants and more room to explore museums, shops and the Texas Hill Country’s best wineries.

Rent bikes and tour Fredericksburg on two wheels.

Midweek perks:

Room to spread out- Fredericksburg is home to more than 1,200 lodging options from guesthouses to cabins to traditional hotel and motels. Visiting midweek offers the best value. Get inspired and find the perfect space for your spring vacation here.

Get outside- Fredericksburg offers several outdoor activities for all ages. Plan ahead and take a hike up or around Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Park passes frequently sell out during beautiful spring weather, so be sure to book passes early. If Enchanted Rock isn’t an option, check out other local favorites like nature trails at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park and Cross Mountain. Bringing the kids? Don’t miss the playground and greenspace at Marktplatz, or Market Square located in downtown Fredericksburg.

Sip on Texas Wine This Spring – Relax and unwind at one of the 50-plus wineries in the Fredericksburg area. While Fredericksburg is commonly known as a weekend wine getaway, visiting wineries midweek allows for an enhanced experience with more one-on-one attention from winery staff, opportunities to meet winemakers and more flexibility on wine tours.

Try the award-winning wines of Texas Wine Country at Signor Vineyards or any of the more than 50 wineries in the area. 

Fresh flavors- In addition to a slower pace in town, you can also enjoy a slower pace & more availability at local restaurant hot spots like Otto’s German BistroChase’s PlaceGranite House Lounge and Cabernet Grill. While you’re here, don’t miss Fredericksburg’s authentic German eateriesfine-dining and laid-back spots with live music.

Grab a scoop of ice cream from Clear River Ice Cream & Bakery, while exploring Main Street in Fredericksburg.

Shop until you drop- Shopping is one of the primary reasons people visit Fredericksburg, offering more than 150 unique shops and boutiques, carrying everything from clothing to home décor to specialty foods to handmade jewelry and antiques. The spring is the perfect time to treasure hunt for home décor finds.

Find home décor, fashion and more in the 150-plus shops in Fredericksburg. 

Work from Fredericksburg- With more companies encouraging employees to work from home and remote learning in full swing many places, Fredericksburg offers the perfect spaces to get the job done. Find your home away from home at a local guesthouse or cabin, and get to work while soaking up the ambiance of the Texas Hill Country. After hours, enjoy living like a local with farm to table eats from from local restaurants and wineries. Read more about how to work from Fredericksburg here.

Connect with history at Fort Martin Scott and the many other historical sites in Fredericksburg.

Immerse yourself in history-  History surrounds Fredericksburg. Museums, historic sites and walking tours all nod to the town’s upcoming 175th Anniversary Celebration. Take a self-guided walking tour through the Historic District. Visitors can pick up information at the Visitor Information Center at 302 East Austin Street in downtown Fredericksburg.

  • Take a look into the early pioneer days with a stop at Pioneer Museum. See a blacksmith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, a log cabin and more. Explore the stories of World War II in the Pacific at the National Museum of the Pacific War. See history come to life at the newly renovated Admiral Nimitz Gallery that features interactive, multi-media exhibits for all ages. Be sure to plan ahead and make reservations for the best experience.
  • Don’t miss a drive down scenic Route 1 to visit the Lyndon B. Johnson State and National Historical Parks. Take a self-guided driving tour at the Lyndon B. Johnson Ranch at the National Historical Park and enjoy the stunning Texas Hill Country views and be sure to stop for photos at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park just across the Pedernales River.

With so many options to relax and recharge, get inspired and start planning your next week-long spring getaway here.

Don’t forget to confirm operation details with individual businesses, restaurants, wineries or other establishments before visiting. See more information at VisitFredericksburgTX.com/covid-19.

Get outdoors with a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock for 360-degree views.