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Popular amenities for Fredericksburg vacation rentals

Stay near Fredericksburg's top sights

Main Street5 locals recommend
National Museum of the Pacific War155 locals recommend
Otto's German Bistro137 locals recommend
290 Wine Shuttle6 locals recommend
Rockbox Theater24 locals recommend
The Auslander33 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Fredericksburg

  • Total rentals

    1.4K properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    200 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    300 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    840 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    91K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $60 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Fredericksburg

All About Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg is the gem of Texas Hill Country, which is known for its picturesque rolling hills, but also dramatic rock formations, lakes and rivers, and transformative blankets of wildflowers that bloom every spring. Founded by German immigrants, Fredericksburg is proud of its heritage, and is home to a robust brewpub culture and a rollicking three-day-long Oktoberfest. Its charming main street is lined with German signage, historic structures, and wine-tasting rooms fed by surrounding vineyards. The town is also known for a bustling local food scene, and is especially famous for its delicious peaches, first planted by a high school science teacher in 1921.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg enjoys warm weather nearly all year long. The winter is mild, with temperatures in the mid-50 degrees Fahrenheit from November to February, and the low 60s in March. During summer, the temperature can spike into the 100s, but typically hovers in the upper 70s and low 80s. April through May and September through October offer balmy temperatures in the high 60s through low 80s. It’s not uncommon to get caught in a rain shower, especially from April through June, so it’s a good idea to pack an umbrella.

Top things to do in Fredericksburg

National Historic District

You can’t throw a bratwurst without hitting a historic building in Fredericksburg. The town’s historic district encompasses 40 blocks of architecturally significant structures, many made in classic Germanic timber framing style, with heavy posts and beams and whitewashed limestone. The Pioneer Museum, operated by the local historical society, offers a two-hour evening walking tour for a fee, or you can simply stroll along Main Street, which is lined with lovingly cared-for examples of 19th-century architecture.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

The star of this park, located 17 miles from downtown Fredericksburg, is its namesake, a 425-foot-high pink granite dome that towers over the landscape like a giant piece of cotton candy. A steep climb to the top rewards hikers with jaw-dropping views. Enchanted Rock is also an International Dark Sky Park, where you can spot the Milky Way on inky-black nights.

Wild Seed Farms

Texas Hill Country is famous for its annual explosion of wildflower blooms, and Fredericksburg is home to the nation’s largest wildflower farm. Visitors to Wild Seed Farm can traverse trails in the more than 200 acres of flower fields — which include vibrant red corn poppies, bobbing sunflowers, and bright azure Texas bluebonnets — which bloom March through October. Admission is free, although you will probably be tempted to open your wallet at the Brewbonnet Biergarten, or spring for a glass of wine made from grapes grown on site.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Fredericksburg?

    Fredericksburg has a temperate climate, with the warmest months being June through September, where temperatures can reach 95°F (35°C). It's coolest from December to February, with lows of around 35°F (1.6°C). The town enjoys over 200 sunny days a year, making it a pleasant destination for outdoor activities.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Fredericksburg?

    Fredericksburg is rich in history, nature, and culture. Visitors can explore the National Museum of the Pacific War, hike at the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, or engage in bird watching at the Old Tunnel State Park. Additionally, shopping for unique souvenirs and local produce at the Fredericksburg Trade Days is frequently suggested.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Fredericksburg?

    The most popular time to visit Fredericksburg is during spring and fall. Spring (March to May) is famous for Texas Hill Country's wildflower bloom, with the annual Wildflower Celebration. In fall (September to November), the city hosts the well-attended Fredericksburg Food and Wine Festival.

  • What are the best places to stay in Fredericksburg?

    Visitors often choose to stay in the heart of Fredericksburg, where the town's Main Street is filled with unique shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Some prefer the quiet ambiance of country properties on the outskirts of town, closer to nature and the region's vineyards. Barons Creek and Pedernales River areas are also popular for a tranquil retreat, providing serene views and easy access to water activities.

  • What are the best places to visit in Fredericksburg?

    Fredericksburg is home to various attractions. The Pioneer Museum Complex and Vereins Kirche Museum offer insights into the town's German heritage. The National Museum of the Pacific War is dedicated to the history of World War II in the Pacific, while nature lovers might enjoy a visit to the Wildseed Farms, the largest working wildflower farm in the country.

  • What are some hiking trails in Fredericksburg?

    Fredericksburg provides splendid hiking opportunities. The Enchanted Rock State Natural Area has several trails, like the Summit Trail and Echo Canyon Trail. The Loop Trail at Old Tunnel State Park is another favorite, giving hikers the chance to observe a large bat colony and local flora.

  • What are some family activities to do in Fredericksburg?

    Fredericksburg provides many family-friendly activities. Kids can learn about history at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, or explore the night sky at the Vereins Kirche Museum's astronomy nights. Marktplatz Playground, with its unique play structures, is a favorite among younger kids, while a hike at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is a great choice for active families.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Fredericksburg?

    Fredericksburg's location in Texas Hill Country makes it a great base for day trips. Visitors often journey to nearby Austin, about 78 miles (126 km) away, to experience its vibrant music scene. The Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, just 16 miles (26 km) east, is another popular destination for insight into the 36th U.S. president’s life.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Fredericksburg?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 690 vacation rentals in Fredericksburg featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Fredericksburg?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Fredericksburg. Choose from more than 300 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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