I’ve been craving a fun weekend getaway for months and now that the weather is cooling off the time has come to pack a weekend bag, create a new road trip playlist and hit the road! If you live in Austin, TX I have been nailing down the perfect weekend getaway destinations and will be sharing all of them with you. I will be sharing where to stay, eat and play for each location. Our first destination is:
- FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS: THE WINE LOVER’S GETAWAY Fredericksburg 1 hour 36 min drive from Austin
Fredericksburg is a charming city in central texas known for it’s wineries and German hertitage. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family adventure you can find it all here.
WHERE TO STAY:
–The Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast – Charming, Cozy & Romantic
Price range: $160-$235 | Trip Advisor Rating: 5.5 Stars The Magnolia House is a traditional style B&B where owners Claude & Lisa have a passion for outstanding customer service and pay attention to the details that will make your visit memorable. Whether you’re looking for a private, peaceful retreat or the opportunity to meet and mingle with friends and other guests, a stay at the Magnolia House will be one you won’t forget. 101 E Hackberry Street Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
The Peach Tree Inn and Suites – Affordable Mom and Pop Hotel- 2 Blocks from Mainstreet
Price Range– From $89 Trip Advisory Rating: 4.5/5 The Peach Tree Inn and Suites is proud to be family owned and operated and offers affordable accommodations in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas. They have 7 different room and lodging options including standard queen rooms, executive suites and private cottages. They also allow pets! 401 S Washington St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
WHERE TO EAT:
Vaudeville – Date Night
Yelp: $$ and 4.5 Stars Enter through the furniture store and go downstairs to enter this charming bistro called Vaudeville. New American comfort food. The menu is balanced between bold flavors and health-conscious ingredients. Reinvented classics and daily specials feature seasonal produces sourced from local farmers, ranchers and producers with organic practices. Craft beers and international & local wines.Vaudeville 230 East Main Street Fredericksbug, TX 78624
Sunset Grill- Delicious Breakfast and Family Friendly
Fresh ingredients from local growers, this American bistro is sure to have something for the whole family. Also be sure to try their breakfast which is served all day. Oh, and don’t forget to try the sunset mimosa which is made of pomagranate, blueberry juice and champagne. Yum! 902 S. Adams Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4510
WHERE TO PLAY:
If you love wine you’ve come to the right place! The Texas Hill Country is home to over 45 wineries and vineyards and Fredericksburg is the go-to spot for wine region in Texas. There are more than two dozen wineries and tasting rooms located in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. Some of my favorite wine spots are below:
Grapecreek Vineyards: This place is adorable and sits on a 100-acre estate. The tasting rooms are located in romantic Tuscan Villa tasting rooms and they also have an Italian restaurant nestled among the oaks and vines so you can get a delicious meal to pair with your yummy wine. View their website for more info.
Fat Ass Ranch and Winery: The name was enough for me to stop in! A married couple started this fun winery and they live right on the land. The wine is delicious and they also have a store with handmade gifts. There’s also a lot of outdoor space and sometimes live music. Check their website for more info.
Have you been to Frederiksburg? I personally love it there! I’m trying to plan a trip soon so if I do I will be sure to post a travel diaries post all about it!