The historic landmarks, scenic beauty and heavy German influence of Fredericksburg have made it stand out as a premier vacation destination in Texas. Throw in some of the biggest events in the state and several award-winning spas, and it's easy to see why people keep returning here year after year. Most of the town is centered along Main Street and easily explored by foot.
Here are just a few suggestions of things to do in Fredericksburg:
-Try the Wines: Fredericksburg Winery is just one of several wineries in the area that offer free tours and tastings.
-National Museum of the Pacific War: With a newly expanded George H.W. Bush Gallery, WWII navy-related exhibits, and a Pacific Combat Zone area, the hands-on exhibits and guided tours here are a great way to spend a rainy day.
-Gish's Old West Museum: Learn more about the cowboys and officers that made the Old West so special at this museum.
-Go Hunting: Several local companies offer guided hunting expeditions throughout the year.
The warm year-round temperatures of Fredericksburg mean that there are major events which take place every month of the year. Join the throngs of locals drinking and dancing around the Marketplatz during Oktoberfest, watch live bands and dance performances at Weihnachten in November, or enjoy all things German at Night in Old Fredericksburg in July.
Whether you're looking for a picturesque condo that would be perfect as a wedding venue, or a cozy cabin just steps from the lake or nearby golf courses, there's a vacation rental that will put you exactly where you want to be in this lovely town. The homes available throughout Fredericksburg can also easily accommodate large groups and cater to all budget types.
If you wish to explore other parts of the region, the historical city of San Antonio and lakeside attractions of New Braunfels can both be reached within 45 minutes by car.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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