5 reasons to visit Fredericksburg this summer
Located just over an hour west of Austin, Fredericksburg offers a variety of reasons to make it your go-to destination for a summer excursion to the Texas Hill Country. Here are some things to remember when planning your vacation in 2021.
Accommodation options abound
Fredericksburg has plenty of accommodations with over 20 hotels and nearly 1,500 vacation rentals, including those places with swimming pools where you can cool off on a hot summer day. Book an entire house for the week – there are plenty of options for families large and small.
Peaches! And fishing ice cream!
A Texas summer tradition you can’t miss is to indulge in Fredericksburg peaches. Until mid-August, dozens of roadside stalls will be filled with bushels of freshly picked peaches ready to eat (or made into a cobbler and homemade peach ice cream).
175 years of history
Throughout the summer, Fredericksburg will celebrate its 175e birthday. Visit the Pioneer Museum located in downtown Fredericksburg to learn about the Germans who settled in the city in the 1840s.
Additionally, the National Pacific War Museum offers an air-conditioned adventure with interactive exhibits and plenty of opportunities for everyone to learn about the sacrifices made during WWII.
There are a number of perks of visiting the city Sunday through Thursday, so if your vacation time allows, plan a midweek adventure in the Texas Hill Country.
Texas Wine Country, live music and shopping
Texas Wine County wineries offer plenty of space to enjoy scenic views and award-winning wines. Live music is back in town with nightly performances at restaurants, bars and wineries in Fredericksburg (and of course also nearby Luckenbach, TX). Fredericksburg’s 150 unique stores and boutiques are filled with something for everyone from fashion and housewares to delicious treats.
Head toward VisitFredericksburgTX.com for the most up-to-date information on Fredericksburg shopping, dining, wineries and attractions.