One thing is for sure; no matter what you are interested in, you will NOT run out of things to do in Fredericksburg! Here we have listed just a sampling of fun things to do in the area… whether you are visiting the area to look at real estate or whether you have already moved here and are a regular “Auslander!”
Hit the Shops
If you are looking for a shopping experience far beyond your big box mall, then you will love the shopper’s paradise you will find both on and off Main Street. Fredericksburg is home to over 150 unique shops, and boutiques. You will find great selections of men’s and women’s clothing from funky to fabulous, offering something for everyone and at prices to suit virtually any budget. Fredericksburg also offers a wide variety of shops specializing in culinary delights, from homemade chocolates, and fudge to sauces, jams and jellies… some that will set your mouth on fire! When looking for a special gift for someone or perhaps hunting down a special treat for yourself, you will always find great options on Fredericksburg’s fabled Main Street.
Visit the Vineyards
Need we even mention our fabulous wineries? Fredericksburg is now the second most popular destination in the US for visiting wineries, after California’s famed Napa Valley. In fact the area is having trouble keeping tabs on the number of wineries dotting the countryside. Every time you drive the 290 corridor you will probably notice one that was not there before. Somehow, each and every winery seems to have its own special allure, its own personality. Everyone seems to have a different favorite!
Visit Art Galleries
Fredericksburg has become a stalwart in the art community and boasts over 20 art galleries. Visitors and locals alike love to “sip and see” during First Friday Art Walk, held the first Friday of each month. The town has even been named “Top Five Western Art Towns” by Southwest Art Magazine. But with the variety of galleries you will find here, you will see that there is something right up your artistic alley, regardless of your favorite artistic style.
Peruse the Museums
History lovers will find themselves in museum heaven while in town. Admiral Chester Nimitz, the chief commander of the Pacific fleet in World War II was born in Fredericksburg. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the Nimitz Museum is the largest museum dedicated to the Pacific front of WWII in the entire world. We have visited WWII museums all over Europe, including Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge site, and none outshine our hometown offering. Equally interesting are the Pioneer Museum, Vereins Kirche at Marktplatz, Fort Martin Scott, and Sauer Beckmann Living History Farm. If you’re hoping to take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern life, take a step back in time in Fredericksburg.
Hike Enchanted Rock
A visit to Enchanted Rock is often cited by visitors as their number one reason for heading to the Hill Country. Hike to the summit and take in sweeping views of the heart of Texas. Enchanted Rock is the second largest granite formation in the country. It’s also the location of Wes and Tammy’s first date… AND their wedding a few months later. But that’s a story for another time.
Fredericksburg rarely sees a weekend pass without hosting some festival or special occasion. Whether it’s Oktoberfest, a landmark in its own right, or the lighted Christmas Parade, or May’s Crawfish Festival… you can be assured there is always something going on! Of course Fredericksburg has long been famous for its peaches in summer and magnificent wildflowers in spring. No matter when you come, you will be well entertained!