Food, history, museums, art, shopping, entertainment… there's a lot to like about the popular Hill Country town of Fredericksburg.
The community's German craftsmanship is evident where turn-of-the-century buildings house quaint shops and great restaurants.
Fredericksburg is the place to go for Christmas shopping, but throughout the year you'll find plenty of other attractions, too.
Fredericksburg peaches are widely known for their quality... now the Texas Wine Trails' vineyards are nationally recognized as well. It would take weeks to taste the offerings at all the nearby vineyards. Some of the vintners are award-winning, transplanted Californians now competing and winning national awards here. Many of the vineyards have restaurants and live music, so stay a while and use a designated driver on the way home.
While you are in Fredericksburg, don't miss the National Museum of the Pacific War—also called the Nimitz Museum after native son Chester Nimitz, the Commander-in-Chief of the United States Pacific Fleet during World War II. The Nimitz is a museum that would be acclaimed in our largest metropolitan areas, but it is right down the road. Take one of the "Greatest Generation" or your children, and watch their response. The museum has grown to nearly 34,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space with an impressive display of Allied and Japanese aircraft, tanks, guns and other large artifacts. It's a truly inspiring tribute to those who contributed to the U.S. victory in the Pacific theater.