The historic charm and beautiful scenic views of Fredericksburg and Texas Hill Country set the stage for a romantic getaway for any couple. With its stunning scenery, great restaurants, and a variety of activities, Fredericksburg is the perfect destination for romance.
Plan the perfect romantic Valentine’s Day in Fredericksburg with these suggestions and put a smile on your loved one’s face.
Explore the town of Fredericksburg
Wander through Main Street, which is lined with charming boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. Take a leisurely stroll hand-in-hand with your loved one and enjoy the sights of this picturesque town. Stop by the Marktplatz for an immersion into the local German heritage at the Pioneer Museum and don’t miss the iconic Vereins Kirche building. For another side of local history, drive to nearby Lyndon B. Johnson State Park to learn more about one of Texas’ most famous presidents.
Enjoy the beauty of Texas Hill Country
Head north of Fredericksburg to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, where hiking trails lead to a summit with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. Or tour the Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area, where shaded hiking trails lead to the famous tunnel and the opportunity to see the bat colony living there. Jump in the car for a scenic drive down highway 1376 and stop by Luckenbach to catch some live music. End your day with a beautiful sunset from the top of Cross Mountain Park just outside of Fredericksburg.
Go for a wine tasting
Texas Hill Country is home to many wineries and vineyards, and Fredericksburg is no exception. Take a tour of one of the local wineries (or several) and enjoy a romantic tasting experience while taking in the beautiful views. Local favorites for wine tasting and tours include William Chris Vineyards, where the local Texas terroir is revered, and Signor Vineyards, where the lush grounds invite visitors to sit back and enjoy the natural setting. Wine lovers can also explore a variety of Hill Country vineyards with the Wine Lovers Celebration Event, where couples can purchase a pass for complimentary wine tastings at a number of local wineries.
Take a hot air balloon ride
Take to the skies for a romantic hot air balloon ride and enjoy breathtaking views of Hill Country. An unforgettable experience can be found at Grapetown Vineyards year-round, with special events being held around Valentine’s Day. This unique property also boasts fun activities like wine tasting, grape stomps and safari wine tours with exotic animal encounters.
Relax at the spa
Unwind together at one of Fredericksburg’s outstanding spas. Enjoy a couples massage or other spa treatments and leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The Hill Country Herb Garden offers a unique spa experience, where couples can enjoy the peaceful grounds with a romantic stroll through herb gardens filled with the fragrant scents of rosemary and lavender. The Inn on Barons Creek is another serene spot that offers couples a chance to relax and unwind.
Enjoy a romantic dinner
Fredericksburg is home to many excellent restaurants where couples can enjoy a romantic dinner together. For fine dining, try the Cabernet Grill, an intimate restaurant with a focus on local ingredients and a large selection of Texas wines. A more casual bistro setting can be found at Barron’s Creekside, where the outdoor dining area opens up for spectacular sunset views. Those couples looking to cozy up and embrace the local history will enjoy Der Lindenbaum, serving traditional German food in a historic building.
Whether you’re looking to take a stroll downtown, go wine tasting, or relax at a spa, Fredericksburg has something for every couple. Book your Texas Hill Country vacation rental today and plan the perfect romantic getaway with Gastehaus Schmidt!