Last weekend, I went on my first trip to Fredericksburg to celebrate my friend Tracy’s birthday. I cannot think of a more fun way to celebrate with a group of friends and family.
Where to stay
There are a ton of adorable hotels and inns along Main Street. These hotels are right by all of the restaurants and shops and are the perfect spot to stay for your Fredericksburg trip.
You can also stay in one of the many Air BnBs. Fredericksburg has a ton of adorable ones that are perfect for large groups. We had a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house that was perfect for our group of 8. Click here for $40 off a home booking (and $15 off an experience).
What to do
There are plenty of things to do in Fredericksburg, even if you are just there for a weekend. I cannot wait to go back because I know there are a ton of things I missed out on.
Go wine tasting
Fredericksburg is the second largest wine region in the United States. There are plenty of places to go wine tasting on Main Street and plenty of beautiful wineries to tour along 290.
290 Wine Shuttle
One of the best decisions we made all weekend was to use the 290 Wine Shuttle. We didn’t have to worry about cramming 8 of us in an SUV and someone volunteering to be our DD. Every 10 minutes a shuttle stops at one of the 16 wineries and drives to the next stop. The best part is they check in the wine bottles you buy to pickup back at the first station. We didn’t have to carry our bottles around, and instead, we focused on the vineyard.
Here are a few of our favorite stops we made (even though we stopped at a few others).
Wedding Oak Winery
The wine and the people at Wedding Oak Winery are perfection. We scheduled a tasting in the private room with our whole group. They even celebrated with a sparkling wine toast with us. Most of the wine we bought on the trip was at this winery. They have a great selection of reds and whites. Their bridal line is gorgeous too.
Fat Ass Winery
Come to Fat Ass Ranch and Winery if you want to party. They have live music, a food truck, and everyone had a great time! It was a nice change of pace to have a frozen sangria and listen to the band.
We had a walk-in private tasting at Four Point Cellars, which was surprising on a Saturday for a group of 8. They accommodated us, and everyone in our group bought at least a bottle here too. They get their wines from 4 different wineries hence the name. It’s an elegant and fun stop.
Signor Vineyards wasn’t one of the 290 shuttle stops, but we stopped on our way back to Dallas. This gorgeous vineyard won us over with its beautiful tasting room and delicious wines. The vineyard and grounds are a gorgeous walk too, if it’s not 100 degrees outside.
Visit Das Peach House
Peaches grow like crazy around Fredericksburg and there are several places to get them. Das Peach Haus has jams, syrups, cider, and more.
Walk Main Street
Wander around the downtown area and pop in and out of the local shops. I highly recommend taste testing all the yummy foods at Fischer & Wieser and stocking up.
Check out historical buildings
Just take a stroll down Main Street and beyond and catch a glimpse or tour of one of the many museums and historical buildings.
Where to eat
It wouldn’t be a true Texas trip without some TexMex. We had Tracy’s birthday dinner at Mamacitas, complete with strong margaritas. This place knows TexMex and was the perfect stop for our trip.
If the Slider Provider food truck is at the Fat Ass Winery, get the Goobster. It’s the love child of a bacon cheeseburger and peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
During our 290 tour, we stopped at Sweetbriar Rose for salads and sandwiches.
On the last day, we tried Rathskeller for some authentic German food. They have more than just German, so it’s a great place to stop for a large group.
What are your favorite things to do in Fredericksburg? Leave me a comment below.