There is no better time to visit Texas Hill Country than in springtime. With the help of the spring rains the wildflowers bloom around the towns and along the highways. The temperatures are mild this time of year and great to enjoy all the festivals that are happening.
We visited Texas Hill Country during a long weekend holiday last year with friends. It was a fun and enjoyable journey filled with very picturesque scenes and cool adventures. The trip gave us a different perspective of Texas and it’s cultural heritage. Definitely a MUST do road trip if you are in the South. Aside from the beautiful scenery as you drive all throughout the hills; did I mention, plenty of vineyards and wines to choose from, too?
Take a look at some areas we’ve visited:
Fredericksburg Downtown Stroll – Main St.
You gotta have a stroll on the Main Street in Fredericksburg! What a little charmer in the middle of Texas… lots of shops, restaurants, art galleries, and wine-tasting rooms.
Vineyards and Wineries
Vineyards and wineries are abundant in the Texas Hill Country and each of them offers different unique flavors – from sweet whites to deep reds. For those who wanted to learn more about the wine-making process, there are a lot of tour operators which offer Vineyard tours… and of course the ‘mandatory’ wine tasting ;).
Our family decided to go to Becker’s Vineyards which is a kid-friendly vineyard and it didn’t disappoint; we had such a lovely afternoon. It offered a scenic outside seating with live music and even some artisan pizza from a wood fired oven (please note the pizza was on offering from a 3rd party vendor on site and is seasonal).
It was a lovely day! Kids played around and we got to taste some of their wines while listening to some live music.
What else can be better to see during Springtime at Fredericksburg than to visit The Wildseed Farms!!! They’ve been growing fields of wildflowers for the production of seed for over 35 years. WOW!!! It is truly beautiful!!!
Visitors can have a leisurely walk on the trails (shhh… and off trails too) and take pictures. And plant lovers can buy some plants and seeds of individual mixes and varieties.
Check out their website for daily schedules, list of festivals, and during spring for the farm’s bloom update.
Enchanted ROCK, a Texas State Natural Area
It’s not just a Rock… if you are wondering. There is a reason why it is called Enchanted… it’s the culmination of the beautiful scenery around, the huge magical ROCK dome and a mysterious legend.
It is a great hike for everyone including the little ones. Our group’s youngest, a 2 yr old, hiked with us to the top with relative ease.
Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park
If you are looking for a lovely walk, a quiet time to relax and enjoy nature then this is a perfect place for you. SUch a beautiful park with gorgeous scenery of rolling hills, flowers and trees.
National Museum of the Pacific War
This is such a gem in Fredericksburg, the childhood home of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. A must visit while you are in the city. My kids were engaged the whole time; it is defintiely for everyone in the family.
Where to EAT?
There are a lot of restaurants on Fredericksburg’s Main street to choose from. We tried Auslander to try some German food and beer. Some of the waitresses even wore the traditional German dress – the Dirndl. The food was pretty good and we enjoyed our visit.
The Woerner Warehouse Cafe was a hidden gem off the main street; we absolutely love this surprise! It was such a unique place for a meal, located inside an iconic Woerner Feed Store, which is full of antique finds. It’s a must visit while in Fredericksburg.
Where to STAY?
There are a lot of accommodation options in Fredericksburg. Tons of B&Bs, guesthouses, inns and guest ranches to choose from. Also available are many hotels/ motels and campsites around.
We stayed at Inn on Baron Creek during our stay. It’s located just a block from Main Street which was a huge plus.
So… what are you waiting for?!? Plan a trip to the beautiful Fredericksburg now!!! Buzz me if you need some help planning your trip… happy to assist. xoxo
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