With a million and one things to do in the Texas Hill Country, trying to plan your stay can be a little overwhelming …

Below are some of our favorite activities in Fredericksburg and the surrounding area. You will also find these and more in our free guide.

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Best Wineries in Texas

The Texas wine industry is exploding. With over 500 wineries registered with the Department of Treasury. Texas now ranks fourth in number of wineries per state, passing up New York in 2018. Thanks to the Hill Country, Texas is also the second most-visited wine tourism destination in the U.S. (- San Antonio Magazine)

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Dinning at its Finest

Fredericksburg has developed quite a reputation for exceptional dining; August E’s, Crossroads Steakhouse, Cabernet Grill, Ottos, just to name a few. Many visitors also come here for the wonderful German cuisine served throughout town. Others love a good hamburger. No matter your pallet, we’re confident your won’t go home hungry.

Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock State Park

A top destination for our guests. This massive pink granite dome rising above Central Texas has drawn people for thousands of years. But there’s more to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area than just hiking and rock climbing on and around the dome. The scenery, rock formations and legends are magical, too! Make your park reservations in advance.

Pioneer Museum

Pioneer Museum

Take a glimpse into the lives of the German pioneers settling the Texas Hill Country and more specifically Fredericksburg. Among the historic homesteads & buildings are a one-room schoolhouse, log cabin, Sunday house, bath house, barn, and smokehouse showcasing artifacts and architecture which help to preserve and tell their story.

Pacific War Museum

National Museum

of the Pacific War

Discover the human story of World War II in the Pacific in over three galleries, located in the heart of Fredericksburg. The National Museum of the Pacific War is the only museum in the continental U.S. solely dedicated to telling the story of WWII in the Pacific.

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Old Tunnel State Park

The abandoned railroad tunnel that gives Old Tunnel its name is home to up to 3 million Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasilienses mexicana) and 3,000 cave myotis (Myotis velifer) bats from May through October. Enjoy hiking, bird-watching, and general wildlife viewing on the half-mile nature trail. Make your park reservations in advance.

Vereins Kirche

Vereins Kirche Museum

The Vereins Kirche Museum tells the story of the two Vereins Kirche buildings. The story begins with the first German settlers to Texas and continues to present-day Fredericksburg from the view of the Vereins Kirche.

Wildseed Farm

Wildseed Farm

Visit the nation’s largest working wildflower farm. The farm has more than 1,000 cultivated acres in Texas and over 200 acres of wildflower fields at its Hill Country headquarters outside of Fredericksburg.

Luckenbach, Tx

Want to kick back and relax? Step back in time? Luckenbach takes you there: Live music, dance hall, the original post office and general store, it’s all there. The only thing missing is Willie, Waylon, and you.

Live Music

Live Music

Fredericksburg is well known for its live music scene – with nearly every restaurant, winery and tasting room, brewery and patio offering live music on a regular schedule. Follow the link below for a up to date list of all locations where you can find live music day and night.

Cross Mountain

Cross Mountain Park

Cross Mountain is located on a historic marl and limestone hill with an elevation of 1951 ft. It was used as an Indian lookout prior to early settlers. In 1847 during the settling of Fredericksburg a timber cross was found on the hilltop. Early Fredericksburg pioneers gave this hill the name “Kreuzberg” or Cross Mountain. In 1946, the permanent lighted cross was raised.

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LBJ State Park & Historic Site

Spend the day exploring this unique historical site. Self-guided tours of the LBJ Ranch begin at our Visitors Center. The ranch is across the Pedernales River and is part of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park. Visit LBJ’s birthplace, the one-room school that four-year-old Lyndon attended in 1912, the Johnson family cemetery where he is buried, the Texas White House and more.

This trip has been phenomenal!  Harvest Haus is beyond amazing! With 20 women, there was plenty of space and bathrooms to accommodate us all and we didn’t get into each other’s way!!!

Fredericksburg is a wonderful little town and every one of us enjoyed ourselves! But Fredericksburg May never be the same! LOL!!! We will definitely be back and will definitely rent this home!!

Jason and Nancy thank you so much for allowing us to share your beautiful home!!

ELISABETH H. – Harvest Haus

This trip has been phenomenal! Harvest Haus is beyond amazing! With 20 women, there was plenty of space and bathrooms to accommodate us all and we didn’t get into each other’s way!!!

Fredericksburg is a wonderful little town and every one of us enjoyed ourselves! But Fredericksburg May never be the same! LOL!!! We will definitely be back and will definitely rent this home!!

Jason and Nancy thank you so much for allowing us to share your beautiful home!!

ELISABETH H. – Harvest Haus

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