Bistros and brews are aplenty in this Hill Country town.

History and Vino in Fredericksburg, Texas
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Fredericksburg is known all over the state for its pedestrian-friendly historic district, independent boutiques, and charming B&Bs. It has a rich German history, which the town still honors with biergartens, festivals, and plenty of brats. In recent years, a number of wineries using Texas-sourced grapes have also popped up in town and the surrounding rolling hills.

All Seasons Downtown Retreat

After a dip in the pool and hot tub, cozy up in one of six rooms with plush linens and fresh flowers at this quiet inn in the heart of Fredericksburg. Rooms also have convenient kitchenettes; should you opt to dine in, snag a table on the el fresco patio for dinner under the stars.

Fredericksburg Brewing Company

The oldest brew pub in Texas has a biergarten and its own blonde ales and porters on tap. You can also spend the night in one of 11 rooms—a bed and brew, if you will—located above the restaurant.

Fredericksburg Winery

Head to the tasting room to sample wines—including ports and sherries—made from Texas-grown grapes at this family owned winery in downtown Fredericksburg.

Vaudeville Living

This three-story landmark building has high-design shopping finds, a contemporary art gallery, and a top-notch bistro with tin pressed ceilings and an eight-seat bar. Try the burrata with charred asparagus or orecchiette topped with lamb meat balls.

Insight Gallery

Step into this historic Main Street building to see paintings and sculptures by American artists, many of whom focus on Texas and southwest subjects.