Old house abandoned in field of bluebonnets in Marble Falls near Fredericksburg Texas

Things to do in Fredericksburg, Texas & the Hill Country


Fredericksburg Pie Company Fredericksburg Texas
Fredericksburg Pie Company

There is such a variety of things to do in Fredericksburg, Texas and the surrounding Hill Country. We’ve had a lot of fun in the Fredericksburg over the years. We’ve been with some of the same friends more than once. This is a road trip for us, since we live in Texas. It takes about six hours from where we are in East Texas to the Hill Country. We love to go in the Spring when the bluebonnets and other wild flowers are blooming.
Fredericksburg has a great main street area with tons of shops and restaurants. It covers several blocks, where you will find art galleries, wine tasting, antiques, clothing boutiques, gift shops, bakeries and restaurants. Be sure to venture over a block off Main Street for pie (and more shops)! You’ll need a few days in this area because there is so much to do including rock climbing, hiking, wine tours, entertainment shows, live music, dancing, museums, and so many wonderful places to eat!


  • Shopping -You will find more than 200 shops with items ranging from jewelry to women’s fashion-including vintage. You’ll also find home decor and even interior design studios, if you’re looking for something more custom. Art galleries, wine tasting, antiques, and so much more are sprinkled in. Something for everyone!
  • Restaurants -From bakeries to burgers to fine dining and everything in between, you won’t have enough meals on your trip to scratch the surface.
  • The Peach Tree Tea Room has been one of our 1st stops coming in to town. A favorite for soups and sandwiches.
  • Cabernet Grill– Our favorite for a nice dinner. They specialize in steaks, seafood and good old Hill Country food.
  • Fredericksburg Pie Company– We love this little family owned pie shop. Stop in for a made from scratch slice served on their wonderful variety of vintage plates. They are only opened Thurs-Sat and only from 10am until they sell out of pie! Order a whole pie ahead to go!
  • Hondo’s on Main – great burgers, live music, outdoor seating and room to dance. Hondo, the owner, also bought the town of Luckenbach around 1971. He received national attention for protesting the commercialization of America’s bicentennial on July 4th 1976. He passed away later that year, but his daughter Cris still owns the family restaurant in Fredericksburg.
  • Old Germany Bakery & Restaurant– you’ll find this place packed for breakfast!
  • Hill Top Cafe -unique converted gas station serving Greek, seafood, fresh veggies, pie and live music!
  • Luckenbach – With about a 15 min drive outside of town, you’ll find this laid-back gem of a community. It consists of an old dance hall and saloon, a general store, and you can probably camp there. When available, you can grab a pulled pork sandwich and listen to the live music. Very popular spot for locals. Great old wooden dance floor.
  • Wildseed Farms -Stroll thru the paths of beautiful wild flowers. It’s free and open 7 days a week. They now have a vineyard and tasting room.
  • Enchanted Rock – Take a 30 minute drive north of Fredericksburg, to the pink granite mountain/hill/rock. You can hike up to the top (not bad-and even easier coming down!) and there are other hiking trails.
  • Wine tours -via shuttles and limos. Lots of services to choose from. Meet some new friends! Taste some wine from a few of the 40-50 local wineries. That’s a lot of grapes!
  • Grape Creek Vineyards -Nice winery with Tuscany atmosphere. You can take a tour, eat at the restaurant, go for tastings, or just sit outside and sip wine overlooking the vineyards.
  • Becker Vineyards -another nice vineyard for tastings and tour with the original cabin on the premises. Keeping that Old World feel here.
  • 4.0 Cellars -newer winery opened as a joint venture of three different wineries collaborating together to open this 4th winery.
  • Messina Hof Hill Country – Most likely, you know this brand. Here you will find tasting, tours and event hosting.
  • Gruene Hall – Not missing a beat! Not since the late 1800s! The oldest dance hall in Texas that has been in continuous operation. Live music, bar and dancing in an open sided original building. so much character. It’s located in New Braunfels about an hour and a half from Fredericksburg.

Big Dog’s Review:– Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country have always been a favorite destination for me. I first traveled there deer hunting with my dad when I was about thirteen years old. Within the rough terrain, there is beauty with all the wildflowers. The small towns have friendly people and fun shops to visit. Just a beautiful place to see! Hope to see you there!

Lulu’s Review:– Always a nice drive down to the Hill Country and a bonus to see wildflowers all over the roadsides in season. Fredericksburg, and the surrounding areas, offer such a wide variety of casual country fun. Love it!

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Travel Tip: Ladies, grab you some gear before hitting the road. Treat yourself to a fabulous new hat and some head-turning boots, then grab that selfie stick and make sure you capture all of the incredible moments in store!

Wrap up: Book a Bed and breakfast, cabin, cottage, guest house, hotel or ranch and start enjoying all that Fredericksburg, Texas and the whole Hill Country area has to offer. With so many options of things to eat do and see, you’ll want to come back time and again. All of this Fredericksburg talk has me hungry for pie! Check out our trips to other Hill Country destinations we love: San Antonio, Austin, Boerne.

46 thoughts on “Things to do in Fredericksburg, Texas & the Hill Country”

  1. Lots of great choices here. Thank you for sharing them.

    Texas is so calling to me. When I go I know where to start now!

  2. Oh my gosh how cool is that dance hall? And the old post office! I love history. The abandoned house has me wondering about its story! Very cool!

  3. I love Fredericksburg! I have spent a lot of time in this wonderful town! The people are so welcoming and some amazing Bbq too!

  4. I have heard of the Texas hill country and it looks pretty cool! Thanks for showing it to us!

  5. I’ve heard about the wildflowers in that part of the state but haven’t seen them in person. Thanks for the tips and insight about other things to do in the area.

  6. Wow! I never heard of this place in Texas before. And it does pack a punch for a small size. We love visiting wineries and this is definitely on the roadtrip list.

    The post office reminded me of the wild wild west era.

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