Fredericksburg, Texas boasts a history and culture as unique as the landscape that surrounds it. More than 60 festivals and special events throughout the year and tons of opportunities for shopping and entertainment has garnered Fredericksburg national attention as one of America’s Favorite Small Towns according to Southern Living, and for a small town, it sure does pack a punch!
As you venture down Fredericksburg’s Hauptstrasse, or Main Street, you are transported to a place where German traditions meet Texan hospitality. Take in all the sights and sounds as you browse through 150+ shops, selling everything from vintage décor, and iconic cowboy boots, to fine art. Then, head to the Marktplatz and explore the Vereins Kirche, which served as the first church and school in Fredericksburg, then on to the Pioneer Museum with 150-year-old restored structures.
All that sightseeing is sure to work up an appetite. Your options range from traditional German favorites like jägerwurst, to chocolate malts and burgers, to locally sourced farm-to-table foodie fare.
Some call this part of the world Tuscany in Texas or the New Napa. Whatever you call the Texas Wine Trail, be sure to make time to visit several of our acclaimed wineries, or one of the new craft breweries or distilleries. You’ll find dozens of choices within 30 minutes of Boot Ranch.
Those seeking to experience a true natural wonder should venture 12 miles north from Boot Ranch to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, an enormous pink granite pluton batholith. It’s magical and mystical, and provides nearly 11 miles of hiking trails.
Fredericksburg, Texas is a small town with worldly appeal. The best way to take in all that Fredericksburg has to offer is to come experience it firsthand. Pack your bags and head for the Hill Country! Be sure to book overnight accommodations early.