3-DAY Fredericksburg, Texas ITINERARY
Also known as, Texas Wine Country.
Fredericksburg is the seat of Gillespie County, in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 10,530. Fredericksburg was founded in 1846 and named after Price Frederick of Prussia, per Google.
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Must do, must see, must try:
WINNER, WINNER - BLUE RIBBONS
Sample award winning, blue ribbon wines from all over Texas in this cozy town.
OLD TOWNE FEELING
Walk through history in this small town full of mom-and-pop stores.
Stop and smell the bluebonnets and other Native Texas plant. But don't pick them, it's against the law.
The Perfect 3-Day Fredericksburg Itinerary
Best time to visit is October because the weather is sunny but not too hot with limited rain falls, and for Oktoberfest (first weekend of October).
The town is made to be walked through, but you'll want to Lyft to the outskirts. You can get anywhere in the Wine Vans for $25 cash; don't rent a car.
Language is English
Currency: US Dollar
This sweet town is a great stop on your Texas road-trip. Why not stop for a glass or several of homemade wine and enjoy the pleasant rolling Texas hills. You'll see many bachelorette or birthday parties here, but it's also ideal for a romantic weekend getaway with your SO.
Fredericksburg, home to Texas's wine country. Besides the beautiful rolling hills, Fredericksburg offers wonderful mom & pops shops with one-of-a-kind finds, a lively German influence and plenty of wine.
9 AM – Willow City Loop; 60 miles round-trip, time spent 1 hour, FREE and breathtaking
This tour loops into privately owned property. You're fine being there, be respectful of the landowners along the loop by not blocking driveways, leaving trash, etc.
11 AM Lunch: Vaudeville ($$, American Bistro)
Shopping at Main Street
1 PM – Wineries! Find a 290 Wine Shuttle (all day pass, $25 USD) or other shuttle so you can drink safely.
Tip: bring a bottle of water, a tote and snacks
Wear flats. Wineries don’t have chairs because they want to drink and move on!
So many to wineries, so little time:
Complete list of vineyards → wineries
7 PM Dinner: 1011 Bistro ($$, Steakhouse)
In Kerrville. A little bit of a drive but dinner on a river, come on.
Drinks: Fredericksburg Brewing Company
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What's better than friends, bed & breakfast and wine... nothing. Absolutely nothing. This is heaven, and it's in Texas so double win.
This is the ideal place for a weekend getaway - I've been here for bachelorette trips, weddings, weekend with the girls and with my SO. This town has everything figured out for you. Everything is within Market Square and you walk around all you want until you want to go out to the wineries. And I know you're a smart cookie and wouldn't drink and drive, and you don't have to because Fredericksburg has a friendly shuttle that will take you to all the wineries your heart could ever desire. It's that easy! Hop on the shuttle, be driven out to the vineyard - have a tasting, get your photos in the vineyard and then back on the shuttle to the next one.
The only downside is there are no restaurants out in the wineries, so bring snacks so you don't make a fool of yourself as you get tipsy. Purchase a bottle or 8 and enjoy the scene, it's so pleasant out at the wineries and they all have great personalities - my personal favorite is Fat Ass Winery and their frozen wine concoctions.
If it's October, make time to stay in town for the festivities of Oktoberfest and they go all out to celebrate their heritage. The lederhosen and hats covered with pins are a sight to behold, and everyone is happy to chat with you about how many times they have visited, their travels, and more. You cannot be a stranger in Fredericksburg.
I will admit that my liver hurt after this trip. I should have packed more hangover remedies, but you live and learn. Cannot wait to return.
Safe Travels and Cheers!