Looking for things to do in Fredericksburg, TX for the weekend? Enjoy some delicious wine and beautiful scenery, all within the great state of Texas. No need to spend $300 on a plane ticket when you can hop in the car and head on a road trip out to West Texas! It is 4 hours away from Houston or DFW and one from Austin and San Antonio.Read on for a list of wineries to visit on your next Texas road trip.
My friends let me know that they were going to be in town this past weekend, so I made a road trip by my lonesome down to Hill Country! I took a scenic route from Ft. Worth towards Clearfork: Cleburne – Glen Rose – Hico – Hamilton – Evant – Lampasas – Burnet – Llano – Willow City – Fredericksburg.
Chateau de Chasse – 290 Wine Castle
We purchased tickets to the The Dungeon Experience: Food & Wine Pairing for $39 each. We ventured down to the dimly lit dungeon for a chocolate and wine pairing experience! The darkness is supposed to amplify your taste and smell senses, but I just enjoyed whatever they served!
Favorite Wine: Pomifico
Fat Ass Winery
We visited Fast Ass Winery next. For $30, we got to taste five very sweet wines at the bar. With a bracelet, we also got to take a small tram ride to their sister winery: The Wine Garage. At the end of the trip, we enjoyed a frozen sangria – yumm!
Favorite Wine: Rise and Shine Orange Mimosa
Since this winery was part two of the price tag for Fat Ass Winery, we also received five wine tastings here. Their interior was full of different collector cars. After we enjoyed our wines, and talked about our astrological signs and enneagrams, we took the tram back!
Favorite Wine: Lil’ Red Corvette Cabarnet
I think I enjoyed the wines here the most because this was the only place I purchased a bottle from! We ordered a little charcuterie appetizer and enjoyed another five samples of wines. We were allowed to pick out which wines we wanted to sample – instead of the three other places that served us their choices. There was a cute little clothing/accessories shop right next door, too. Fiesta Winery is a fun place to grab a bottle, sit back in a rocking chair, and enjoy some Texas wine and music.
Favorite Wine: Wine in the Coconut
Where to Eat in Fredericksburg
Altstadt Brewery – After Fiesta Winery, we needed a little more food in our systems. Right next door is Altstadt Brewery. We enjoyed a big soft pretzel with cheese and mustard. We also ordered some German sausages with sauerkraut and various mustards.
Mac’s BBQ & Catering – Mac’s Bar-B-Q specializes in combining traditional Central Texas style BBQ with a West Texas flare, located at the corner of Main St. & Llano Hwy in historic Fredericksburg, Texas. They offer a lot of smoked meats, sandwiches, wings, tacos, and burgers. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich for dinner with a side of green chili mac and cheese.
Squeeze In – For breakfast/brunch on Sunday morning, we headed into the downtown area. It’s been featured on the Food Network and you can write on the walls (we did not, lol). It was a cute little diner with a lot (I mean a LOT) of food options – and the portions are really good if you’re hungry. I ordered the breakfast tacos with ham and cheese with one side pancake. So good!
Where to Stay in Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg is full of charming bed and breakfasts and cute cabins! I urge you to check out some of the places on Airbnb to find your perfect place.
Camp Mimosa Sunrise – We stayed at this little RV called Camp Mimosa Sunrise available on Airbnb for all your glamping desires. My friends booked it all themselves, so I just got to stay in the third bed. Located on ten acres of land, you’re allowed to roam around and see their farm animals. There were two longhorns and some sheep in the field when we walked around. They also have access to the creek in case you’re up for a swim! Oh, and the sky at night was full of stars – something I don’t always get to see in DFW!
Texas State Park
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area – Located just a short twenty minute ride north of Fredericksburg is Enchanted Rock. The massive pink granite dome rising above Central Texas allows you have to great views of Hill Country – if you’re so inclined to hike! We did not come prepared to hike because we did not make reservations to do so. But, we were allowed a 15 minute pass to check it out and take photos. Oops! Make reservations, y’all!
If you have the chance, don’t miss it—go on a girls’ weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas! You’ll love the food, wine, shopping, and of course, hanging out with your friends. I haven’t seen these girls in a few years and it was a great weekend catching up! And you can view my other Texas travel posts here.