Our Three Favorite Spots in Fredericksburg, Texas
Although I'm from the Texas hill country, I've never actually visited Fredericksburg. So, this year for Spring Break, we took a mini vacation to this popular little German town. Fredericksburg is rich in history, and is known for its wineries. As I wandered in and out of the local boutique shops in downtown Fredericksburg, I noticed that this town had a mixture of gritty western, sophisticated southwestern, and classic German style. Charming, but familiar, what I really enjoyed were some of the newer places which were unexpected, yet still complimented the Texas hill country experience.
Here are my three favorite spots.
At first, I walked right past this building because I saw a man having coffee outside in the front. I had already had my coffee, and thought it was a bistro. However, as I walked by again, I noticed there was more to this place than just outdoor seating welcoming you for a pick-me-up. Vaudeville is a bistro, market, store, showroom, supper club, art gallery, and event venue all in one! My draw was, of course, the beautiful sophisticated furnishings and decor they tastefully curated in their showroom space.
2. FREDERICKSBURG INN & SUITES
I wanted to stay somewhere that didn't feel like a rustic cabin or cottage, and the Fredericksburg Inn & Suites was perfect. This cozy boutique hotel has everything you need. Located along Barons Creek, the inn has an updated look with modern design and well thought out public and private spaces. We enjoyed the heated pool, visiting by the fireplace under the pergola, and complimentary breakfast every morning in the old German dining room. The inn is just a five minute walk to downtown Fredericksburg!
3. GRAPE CREEK TASTING ROOM
We are wine lovers, so it wouldn't have been a proper vacation without tasting the local wine. We stepped into the Grape Creek tasting room not knowing anything, and came out knowing a lot more about wine. Not only was every single wine delicious, (which is rare IMO) the experience was pleasant and educational. I learned the difference between Sirah and Syrah (two completely different grapes) and discovered my new favorite wine to drink with spicy food - The Grand Rouge, a sweet red wine. This is definitely a wine tasting experience that won't disappoint!
We had a great time in Fredericksburg! This is Tahoe, the Australian Shepherd that greeted us at Dan Pfeiffer Gallery.
The weather was lovely and signs that winter is over is apparent. Happy Spring y'all!