Family Travel: Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg hosts many family-friendly celebrations and festivals and is a great destination for your Western vacation.
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Fredericksburg hosts many family-friendly celebrations and festivals and is a great destination for your Western vacation.
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Located just 90 minutes west of San Antonio and Austin in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg serves a Western blend of German heritage and Texas hospitality. This charming town is known for its romance, uniqueness, shopping, peaches, wildflowers, historic buildings, restaurants, and vineyards.

True to its German roots, Fredericksburg hosts many family-friendly celebrations and festivals, such as Night in Old Fredericksburg, Weihnachten, Oktoberfest, and Founders Day at the Pioneer Museum. Main Street is lined with dozens of shops offering collectibles, antiques and crafts, as well as German restaurants, beer gardens, and bakeries.

Reunion venues are as abundant as its open countryside. The bed and breakfast industry in Fredericksburg includes more than 300 listings. B&Bs and local ranches are an intimate option to hotel stays, and families have plenty to choose from here.

Here are three options in Fredericksburg:

  • Minutes from Main Street, 1 Big House is a large rental home, with more lodging available in seven log cabins. Do your grocery shopping to take advantage of the full kitchen and outdoor grill.
  • Settlers Crossing Bed & Breakfast offers seven historic guest houses spread across 35 acres of picturesque Hill Country.
  • In the heart of cattle country, Joshua Creek Ranch is a game preserve and resort that’s geared toward the sportsman and outdoor activities. Lodging options include a secluded guest house or rooms in the main lodge.

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