Hey friends! My name is Shruthi Parker, and I am a full-time blogger and content creator based out of Austin. I live here with my hubby, two kiddos, and two fur-babies. When I'm not working, I love getting outside, whether for travel or a set of tennis. I'm so excited to partner with Travel Texas and share my favorite Texas Hill Country getaway itinerary!
Before we get into it, I want to remind you of some safety measures. With the current climate, please make sure you are taking proper safety measures. I recommend calling ahead to make sure that the places you plan to visit are open, can accommodate you, etc. Learn more about how to travel safely across Texas.
From the rolling green hills to the endless blue skies to the fresh peaches to the personality-filled stores, the Texas Hill Country is our go-to getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. In this post, I share with you my typical two-day trip itinerary out in the Hill Country. I've visited Fredericksburg, and its surrounding towns so many times, I honestly can't keep track! We got engaged out there, married out there, and have family out there too. If you're looking for a vacation that can either be filled with lots to do or be a space to relax, a Hill Country hiatus is perfect for you!
Hill Country Hiatus Day One
Check in to your bed and breakfast! – Fredericksburg has over 1,200 gorgeous bed and breakfasts to choose from. One great tidbit to know is that the Texas Hill Country makes for a great getaway year-round!
Breakfast at Hilda's – No better tacos than at Hilda's! This popular Mexican eatery and tortilla factory serves delicious breakfast plates, fajitas, and margaritas to hundreds every day. You can also order ahead and pick up if you want to have tacos at your bed and breakfast.
Enjoy Wildseed Farms – This is the nation's largest working wildflower farm, and wow, is it stunning seeing the rows and rows of wildflowers! I recommend going in the earlier part of the day to enjoy all the farm has to offer without having to worry about the Texas heat
Lunch at Altstadt Brewery – Besides the sheer beauty of this brewery, the beer selection is incredible! Any beer lover will love this place. Altstadt is open for lunch Wednesday – Sunday in the restaurant, and Friday – Sunday in the grand hall.
Shopping at Yee Haw Ranch Outfitters – Every time we go into Fredericksburg, we stop at this store. It has furniture, hides, horns, boots, clothing, gifts, and more! My personal favorites are the stunning handicrafts!
Fresh peaches please! – Stop by one of the several roadside peach stands and buy a crate of fresh peaches. Fredericksburg is known for its peaches, and they are the country's largest exporter of peaches!
Wine tasting at Becker Vineyards – Becker Vineyards is so close to our hearts! We had all of our wine at our wedding from Becker. I encourage you to do the winery tour, the wine tastings, check out their lavender shop, and sit outside if the weather permits!
Dinner at Alamo Spring's Cafe – My husband will say this is one of Texas's best burgers. A bold claim I know, but he promises! They are primarily known for their half-pound cheeseburger, which is topped with grilled onions, avocado, green chiles, and served on a jalapeño cheese bun. Sometimes there is a wait, but it goes by quickly! Order the onion rings too!
Live music at Luckenbach – End your night with some dancing at this famous dance hall! My favorite memory here with friends is when a group of us sang with the local band while our friend played the guitar with a local guitarist. You can check out the tickets they are offering here.
Hill Country Hiatus Day Two
Breakfast at Old German Bakery & Restaurant – This day starts on Main Street because there's so much to do here! This homey German bakeshop and eatery has a great selection of omelets, pancakes, waffles, and more for breakfast! Check out their menu here.
Shopping and walking on Main Street –There are so many stores on Main Street, and even if you aren't in the mood to buy, it never hurts to look! These stores are filled with personality, and you can find some gems around there.
Lunch at Vaudeville – After making your way up and down Main Street, it's time for lunch here as well! Vaudeville is a family favorite. We even had our rehearsal dinner here on the terrace! This basement bistro has incredible coffee, fresh salads, hearty sandwiches, and more! Their ground-floor retail is filled with so many beautiful pieces, so you might as well shop some more!
Enjoy Enchanted Rock – Let's take a break from Main Street and go check out Enchanted Rock! This massive rock of pink granite brings thousands to it every year. You can hike, backpack, camp, rock climb, picnic, bird, study nature, geocache, and stargaze. Check out the entrance fees here. The view from the top is breath-taking. Did I mention my husband proposed to me here?
Wine at Fiesta Winery Fredericksburg – After enjoying Enchanted Rock's beautiful areas, it's time to wine down, pun intended. They have four locations in the Texas Hill Country, but I recommend stopping at the Fiesta Winery tasting room at 147 E Main St for a chilled glass of white because it's very close to your dinner location!
Dinner at Pasta Bella – You've walked. You've hiked. It’s time for you to eat well. Pasta Bella is authentic Italian food in the heart of Fredericksburg. We love this place! I recommend ordering the garlic bread to start. They also have gluten-free and low-carb options!
With all restaurants, I recommend calling ahead to see if you can make a reservation. It always helps to have one of those! Fredericksburg is a town you could honestly spend a full week in, but if you're here for a couple of days, these are the activities I recommend. You can also add on or exchange some from the list below.