Located just an hour from San Antonio, there is so much to see and do in Fredericksburg, you will want to stay awhile. The cooler temperatures provide the perfect backdrop for an autumn escape.
Fredericksburg is the unofficial lodging capital of Texas. With more than 1,500 vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts and cabins, you can find your home away from home. In addition, the area has more than 20 hotels, motels and inns as well as several RV parks. Find the perfect place by searching by location or amenities like “kid-” and “pet-friendly”, “fireplaces”, and more. Or opt for something out of the ordinary and check out a treehouse, tiny home or historic Sunday house.
The Texas Hill Country is packed full with events during the fall months. Fall festival season kicks off in October and includes Oktoberfest, honoring the town’s German history and heritage; Texas Mesquite Arts Festival which showcases wood artisans; Bestfest, presented by the Knights of Columbus and Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest, celebrating the best in Texas food and wine.
In addition, Fredericksburg will be in the path of totality for the annual solar eclipse on Oct. 14. Partial coverage begins at 10:23 a.m. and continues until 1:31 p.m. Full coverage is between 11:51 a.m. and 11:54 a.m. Check out these tips to ensure you stay safe during the event.
Fall weather means more opportunities to explore the great outdoors.
Make reservations up to 30 days in advance for Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and experience 360-degree views of the Texas Hill Country and the changing landscape. Or stay closer to town and take in views at Cross Mountain Park or birdwatch at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Prefer to travel on two wheels? Fredericksburg and the surrounding area have plenty of space to take in the scenic back roads on bicycle.
Head down to Main Street and shop over 150 locally owned shops, boutiques and art galleries. From home décor to clothing to antiques to a variety of gifts, you are sure to find the perfect treasure to take home.
October is Texas Wine Month. Sip on new releases and listen to live music on the patio at one of the area’s more than 60 wineries and tasting rooms. Taste some of Texas’ best vino with the Texas Wine Passport program, which allows you to taste wines from more than 40 area wineries and includes special deals.
Visiting Fredericksburg midweek, Sunday through Thursday, allows for some great perks. Experience fewer crowds, shorter wait times at restaurants, more availability on lodging and a more relaxed shopping pace.
Make the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center your first stop when arriving to town. Speak with knowledgeable staff who will help make the most of your visit. Watch a 10-minute video on all there is to see and do in Fredericksburg. Enjoy free parking and Wi-Fi, public restrooms and a water bottle filling station.
Start planning your fall visit to Fredericksburg. For more information, go to VisitFredericksburgTX.com.