The once sleepy town of Fredericksburg is now a Texas hill country hot spot and the perfect weekend getaway destination to visit with your girlfriends! Plan the ultimate road trip and escape the ordinary with our Girls’ Guide to a Weekend in Fredericksburg.
With it’s small town charm and big city offerings, Fredericksburg has become a go-to destination for romantic getaways, girls’ weekends and family outings. And, it’s easy to see why with its vineyards, charming shops, fine dining and German heritage.
Girls’ Guide to a Weekend in Fredericksburg
A few years ago my husband and I met some friends for a romantic weekend getaway in Fredericksburg and I instantly fell in love with this quaint little town. So when a group of girlfriends started talking about getting away for the weekend I knew it would be the perfect spot for our girls’ weekend.
How to Get to Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg is centrally located and a short 4.5 hour drive from Dallas. Thanks to my friends at GMC we were able to explore new roads and find adventure in the comfort of the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali (Diesel)
The GMC Yukon Denali was the perfect vehicle for our girls’ trip. With lots of room for friends and our luggage we were able to venture down the road in comfort and style. Equipped with a luxurious interior, and the latetest in technology, connectivity and entertainment the Yukon Denali provided the ultimate comfort for our roadtrip.
Where to Stay in Fredericksburg
With over 800 lodging options in Fredericksburg there are lots of options to choose from. Downtown Fredericksburg is very walkable with lots of lodging options on Main Street. Or you can book an Airbnb to accommodate large groups in your own unique space.
We stayed at an Airbnb just a few blocks from Main Street and loved this quaint little house that slept 10. This is the link to the Grape Getaway house we stayed in, which you see pictured here- but there are lots of other options on Airbnb to choose from depending on your group size. Be sure to book early, especially around Spring Break, summer and holidays as lots of Texans make the pilgrimage to Fredericksburg for vacations during this time of year.
What to Do in Fredericksburg
There is SO much to do and see in Fredericksburg. Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway or an action packed adventure there is plenty to do in the area. This Girls’ Guide to Fredericksburg highlights some of our favorites from our weekend getaway.
Go Shopping with your girlfriends. There is so much shopping from antiques to boutiques there are lots of places to treat yourself to something new. Go here for a complete list of shopping options in the area.
Go Hiking at Enchanted Rock. Lace up your sneakers and head out early to hike this famous Texas trail. The massive pink granite dome rises above the hill country to provide magical views that are worth the climb!
Go Explore the Texas Hill Country. Whether you take a drive down the backroads to historic Luckenbach or take a scenic drive through the winding roads to catch a glimpse of wildflowers in bloom you’ll find plenty to explore in the area.
Go Wine Tasting and toast to friendships and fun. This is probably one of the most popular activities, afterall Fredericksburg is the top wine destination in Texas. There are more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms in the region. Head to the 290 Wine Trail to visit award-winning wineries and enjoy the gorgeous views.
The easiest way to enjoy the wineries with your girlfriends is to book a wine tour. Wine tours are the easiest and safeist way to explore the vineyards and create unforgettable memories. Each tour typically includes transportation, tastings at 3 wineries and options for lunch. We booked our tour with Woody from Uncorked Wine tours and had so much fun, we can’t wait to go back and do it again!
Vineyards & Wineries to Visit in Fredericksburg
We started the morning off at Arrowhead Creek Winery, and this enchanting property was an absolute jewel. We gathered together to do a tasting of 5 different wines. The group favorite was the 2018 Estate Hill Country Summertime Rose, so we bought a bottle and headed out to the covered patio to toast to unforgettable weekend adventures with friends.
The scenery here was gorgeous and we could have stayed here wandering through vineyards and enjoying the cool breeze by the river all day!
Our next stop was the Narrow Path Winery settled in the midst of beautiful vineyards just south of Stonewall. Our group of 10 was escorted to the cellar tasting room with floor to ceiling glass so we could continue to enjoy the beautiful view. Here we enjoyed 6 different wines from the tasting menu and then we were given a sneak peek of the cellar where the barrels are stored, which made for a great photo op with the girls!
Our final visit was to one of my favorite vineyards, William Chris Winery. As you drive up you are greeted by the simple charm of a serene farmhouse surrounded by grapevines and the modern majesty of their gorgeous contemporary tasting room. Here we enjoyed a curated wine pairing experience featuring small bites built around seasonal ingredients that paired perfectly with the wine. The charcuterie board and meatballs here were to die for and we are all still talking about them!
After the tasting we grabbed a bottle to share and headed outdoor to the deck and pavilion seating area that provided breathtaking panoramic views of the rolling hills and lush grapevines. They had cornhole boards set up under the historic oak grove, which provided lots of laughs and fun.
Some of my other favorite wineries to visit include Grape Creek, Signor Vineyards and the 290 Wine Castle.
Where to Eat in Fredericksburg
Our first night we had dinner at Altdorf Biergarten where you’ll find a mix of traditional German dishes and Southwestern classics. Everything our group ordered from the Macho Nachos to the Bratwurst were delicious and it was a fun atmosphere to kick off our girls weekend.
After we ate we headed nextdoor to the Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse where you can kick up your heels to live music every Friday and Saturday night in the Saloon. We had so much fun here, we even went back the next night!
We stopped at Albert’s Icehouse for lunch in between visits to wineries on 290, and this hidden gem was the perfect spot to relax and grab a bite to eat under the giant oak trees. They had a food truck on site that served up juicy burgers and the most amazing fries.
Plus, we took advantage of the darling vintage truck and posed for lots of “instaworthy” pictures. Make sure you step inside the historic dance hall where they feature live music most nights for a quick two-step around the dance floor.
Other great places to eat in Fredericksburg include Emma + Ollie (they have the best brunch!), Hye Market (amazing market deli, perfect for picking things up for a picnic) and Mac’s BBQ (incredible BBQ with a great outdoor space and live music).
This Girls’ Guide to a Weekend in Fredericksburg is just a snippet of all the amazing things this charming little town has to offer. But, one thing is certain, you won’t regret escaping the city life and trading it in for a weekend with your girlfriends in the Texas Wine Country!