Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg, the peach capital of Texas is one of the State National Registered Historic Cities. Herb farms, wine, lavender production and wildflowers are all big businesses in Fredericksburg. Visitors come from all over the country to tour wineries and sit on porches overlooking Fredericksburg’s beautiful scenery. We’re glad you’ve put Fredericksburg on your to-do list! Read on for our tips on where to stay, eat, shop and more!
Where to Stay
Our top pick is Outlot 201 Guest Houses. With three delightful guesthouse, you will feel the cozy privacy everyone raves about. Don’t worry about being too far away from shopping, a quick 5 minute drive will land you in downtown Fredericksburg. Off Austin St. is Angels Lodge Above the Creek. The lodge sits on 1.5 wooded acres overlooking Town Creek and is only a block from the Main Street shopping district. Each rustic and cozy room is decorated with large wooden lodge furniture. Downstairs, a large fireplace is perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine and a book. You’ll quickly feel at home staying here.
Where to Shop
Inside a 14,000 square foot warehouse lies Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquities. This one-of-a-kind store will have you day dreaming up how your dream home will look. This shop carries everything you need to make your home rustic and trendy. Within one year of being open, they earned a spot on our “Best Store List”. Check it out and you’ll quickly see why we awarded them. They now have an extension of their shop called Gus’s Antiques. The new addition features many selections of handmade and local items. Just when you think that’s it, you’ll find something wonderful from Room No. 5. This addition to Carol Hick Bolton antiquities is dedicated to crisp, clean and white. All three of the shops will inspire your next home do-over.
Right outside Fredericksburg, (where Main Street becomes Industrial Loop) is a little vintage find called Red. Red is the Hill Country’s first stop for modern home décor as they help each shopper brighten their space with pendant lights, chandeliers, sconces and so much more.
Step into Vaudeville and feel like you are stepping into a movie. This classic western style building is now home to a beautiful urban home décor. Vaudeville offers a showroom, dining at a gourmet restaurant, a wine club, and events for every season.
Behind its wooden door are treasures just waiting to be taken home from FarmHaus Antiques. This eclectic store houses French antiques as well as eye-catching textiles, wall décor and seasonal decorations. We know you’ll be one step closer to your dream home after shopping here.
Haberdashery Boutique is a vintage find that helps you express your creativity in fashion with designs from all over the world. The 1940s newspaper on the walls helps give this historic limestone building a charming feel. It’s really a beautiful store and the obscure design is worth seeing while you are in Fredericksburg. The pieces are artsy, interesting and different than your average vintage boutique.
Be transported to another age. Magnolia Pearl is more than a shop; it’s an experience inside a renovated barn. The shabby chic interior and detailed hand crafted clothing will astound you. We were inspired by the store’s originality and theatric presentation. We highly suggest you pay this shop a visit before heading out of Fredericksburg.
Where to Eat
Cocktails on a patio is always a great way to spend the afternoon. Otto’s German Bistro is our favorite German eatery in Fredericksburg. They offer locally sourced ingredients and are a farm-to-table restaurant. We highly recommend asking your waiter what cocktail or wine would pair best with your meal.
Sunset Grill is a great place to get a “big ass sandwich.” Literally, that’s their signature special. They have great guacamole burgers, omelets and amazing French toast. We suggest ordering their huevos rancheros or country biscuit and sausage gravy. We can’t wait to go back!
What To Do
The Museum of the Pacific War honors those who served our country with humility and integrity in WW2. It has a wonderful collection gathered in a modern style building in the hometown of Admiral Nimitz. There is a lot to see, read, watch and experience, so give yourself some time to get through.
Enrich your visit The Rockbox Theater. Every weekend, live musical acts snatch away their audiences’ breath. From professionally cast shows with rock ‘n roll of the 1950s and 60s to bands like The World Famous Platters and The Diamonds, you can expect a new act almost every weekend.
Explore the President George H.W. Bush Gallery, which includes 40 media installations and more than 900 artifacts within a 6-acre museum complex. This gallery tells the story of the Pacific War through media-rich presentation and testimonials of the brave individuals who helped fight for our freedom.
Take a stroll through the Texas Hill Country and it’s beautiful wildflowers with a glass of wine in hand. With 33 wineries in the area, you’ll be sure to find a wine you can’t get enough of. Pack a picnic and enjoy your own self-guided tour or enjoy the view from one of the wineries’ sprawling patios.