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How to Have a Girls Weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas

A wine barrel with the Texas flag painted on top.

Who is ready to plan an epic girls weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas?!?!

Ladies, we all have that core group of girlfriends who we forget to text or call to catch up every month, but once you are together it is like you just saw everyone yesterday. Am I right? My best girlfriends and I have been close since our freshman year at Texas A&M University. We were roommates, classmates, and soccer teammates throughout college. Those four years locked in a lifetime of friendship. So, when we needed to have a girls weekend, we knew just the place – Fredericksburg, Texas, the wine country of Texas!

Fredericksburg, Texas is the perfect city to have a girls weekend because there are delicious wineries, affordable rental homes, good food, and great entertainment. Combine that with the best company of girls and you have yourself the perfect girls weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas.

My guide to having the best girls weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas covers everything you need to know. Starting with the road trip to get there, renting a house for the weekend, where to eat, wine hopping, wine tips, and more.

Six girls enjoying their girls weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas, smiling against a wall covered in vines.


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Road Trip to Fredericksburg, Texas

Whether you are coming from Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio, the best start to a girls weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas begins with a road trip! If you are unfamiliar with road trips in Texas, don’t worry. The only thing you need to know is the famous gas stop, Buc-ee’s! Buc-ee’s is not only a gas station, but it is also a large convenient store known for its iconic mascot, Buc-ee the beaver!

Inside you will find a large selection of candy, beef jerky, homemade fudge, pastries, fresh sandwiches, bbq, Dippin’ Dots and my favorite, Beaver Nuggets. Not only are they my favorite, but these caramel, butter-glazed corn puff nuggets are also Buc-ee’s number one selling product.

In addition to their nuggets, beef jerky and gas, Buc-ee’s is also known for their clean bathrooms. In fact, it has been awarded “Best Restroom in America” by Cintas. Needless to say, this needs to be your first stop on your girls weekend to Fredericksburg, Texas.



Rent a House for the Weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas

Renting a house for a girls weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas is truly the best option. The rental houses are affordable, have plenty of space, come fully furnished, and are quite charming. Between the six of my girlfriends, we rented a three bedroom, two-bath, house and I cannot stress enough how this is definitely the way to go. When you rent a house for the weekend, you do not have to worry about anything. Our house had a nice sized kitchen with cooking utensils, pots, pans, baking sheets, silverware, plates, bowls and of course a lot of wine glasses. Everything about our rental house was perfect. It was even walking distance to a nice grocery store, HEB, as well as Main Street. The cherry on top – it was also very budget friendly, we only had to pay $90 each for two nights, a total of $540.

We loved renting a house because of the space and flexibility it provided us. We were able to always come “home” and sit around the kitchen table laughing and reminiscing about our college days, bachelorette parties, and weddings. Of course, you are never too old for drinking and board games, so being able to stay up late and not worry about our volume of laughter is also another reason why renting a house is perfect for a girls weekend.



Where to Eat in Fredericksburg, Texas

I first recommend going to the beloved HEB grocery store and picking up a few groceries for the weekend. Going to the grocery store to buy breakfast is the way to go for a girls weekend in Fredericksburg because it is easy, convenient and budget-friendly. Plus, we all know that it takes us women a while to get up and ready. So having breakfast at our house allowed us to take our time. It also took us back to the good times when I would make everyone breakfast tacos before our morning classes back in college. Only this time we were drinking bottomless mimosas!

Seven different bottles of wine to enjoy for a girls weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas.


For lunch, I recommend Woerner Warehouse, a cute and casual Italian restaurant located within the iconic Woerner Feed Storeplace. They are known for its housemade pizzas and calzones (they are seriously amazing), but the menu also includes soup, salad, and sandwiches. They also offer a great breakfast and freshly baked desserts. With that said, if you are wine hopping during the afternoon, I recommend enjoying something light or snacking throughout the afternoon at different wineries. Some wineries like Fiesta Winery will offer appetizers to go along with your wine tastings – there is nothing better than hummus, fruit, nuts, cheese, and charcuterie with glasses of wine.

Hands taking a slice from two whole pizzas and a calzone at Woerner Warehouse.


Dinner is the perfect time to eat on Main Street because the atmosphere is always entertaining and full of life. One restaurant I highly recommend for a great night out is at a German restaurant called The Auslander. Though Fredericksburg is the wine country of Texas, it also has a lot of German history and heritage, so The Auslander is truly the perfect restaurant for dinner. It not only has several dining areas inside but also an outdoor seating area with live music. Furthermore, it has good food and beer! The entire night felt like I was reliving Oktoberfest in Munich all over again. You truly cannot go wrong with anything on the menu, but the traditional schnitzel platters are quite delicious.

An outdoor seating area full with people enjoying dinner at The Auslander.



Walking and Shopping on Main Street

Main Street is a very cute street that really makes you feel like you are in a German town that somehow ended up in the middle of Texas. There are brick roads and sidewalks with several charming boutique clothing stores, restaurants, art galleries, wine cellars, and more. At night, Main Street has such a great vibe because almost every restaurant has live music either at the front door performing or inside.

Of course, a girls weekend in Fredericksburg is not complete without some shopping, so hit the clothing boutiques where you can find a lot of rhinestone outfits, jean jackets, cowboy hats, and boots. It also feels a little like Las Vegas because you can drink on the sidewalks. So you can either shop till you drop or casually walk down Main Street with wine in your hands.



Wine Hopping in Fredericksburg, Texas

A guide to Fredericksburg, Texas for a girls weekend is not complete without the most popular attraction – the wineries! Most of the wineries, vineyards, and wine tasting rooms are all in close proximity, so you can wine hop easily. We certainly did! Just remember to always drink responsibly. If you do not have a designated driver, you can always use a wine shuttle.

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Barons Creek Vineyard

The first winery I recommend visiting during your girls weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas is Barons Creek Vineyard. The beautiful, European-style white buildings with tiled rooftops will instantly catch your eye, they look like they belong in the Napa Valley.

Beautiful rectangle pool with a little fountain and an European villa and covered patio from Barons Creek Vineyard in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Baron Creek Vineyards gas a fantastic seven glass tasting in their main tasting room for $18. They have a great list of wines and their bartenders are very helpful to guide you through the tasting. If you enjoy any of the glasses as we did, then you can purchase a bottle and enjoy it on their patio. Their patio is beautiful with a large field of grass, a water fountain, and a covered seating area with a live band perfoming. Guests can even stay in the villas on property for the ultimate winery experience in Fredericksburg. Needless to say, for those wanting an elegant escape, I highly recommend Barons Creek Vineyards.

A red wine being poured into a glass for a wine tasting at Barons Creek Vineyard.



Fiesta Winery

The second winery I highly recommend and my favorite is Fiesta Winery. Fiesta Winery, as the name suggests, has a very fun and more casual atmosphere. The entire estate with the outdoor seating area has a rustic and country-esque atmosphere. The winery is surrounded by trees that provided a sufficient amount of shade to the seating areas – perfect for the hot summer days. There are also lights strung across the seating area that I can only imagine is very beautiful at night. To top it off they also have live performances to truly bring the entire place to life.

A beautiful outdoor seating area with trees providing shade at Fiesta Winery.

Fiesta Winery is known for its large variety of sweet wines. They have two tasting rooms. The main tasting room is for flights while the smaller room is used to taste wines to purchase by the glass or bottle. We chose to taste in the smaller room and were able to try as many wines as we wanted. Every wine we tasted was delicious and slightly sweet, but the clear favorite was Skinny Dippin’. This white wine not only has the cutest label and name,  but also the best wine we tried the entire day! If you enjoy white wine, you HAVE to try Skinny Dippin’.

As stated previously, Fiesta Winery is a great place to enjoy a light lunch with wine. They have a lovely cheese and charcuterie board with dried fruit, nuts, and olives as well as a generous hummus board. So this winery is truly the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon during your weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas. We sure did! We enjoyed our amazing afternoon on Fiesta Winery’s patio with Skinny Dippin’ wine, great food, and friends. What more could you ask for?



Dan Pfeiffer Art Gallery and Wine

In addition to the wineries and vineyards, you can also enjoy some great wine tasting on Main Street. One wine tasting room I recommend is Dan Pfeiffer Art Gallery and Wine. As the name states, this establishment is both an art gallery and tasting room. They not only have Texas wines but also have several different wines from around the world. Similar to Fiesta Winery, you can taste as many wines as you please to find the perfect one to purchase a glass or bottle. Note that you are not paying for a tasting, but a glass of wine. Once you find your favorite bottle of wine, you can purchase a glass and enjoy it outside on their small patio.



Texas Wine Cellars

One of the most unique places you need to visit during your girls weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas is Texas Wine Cellars. Exchange wine for beer and amazing frozen peach-raspberry bellinis. I cannot recommend the frozen bellinis enough, they were seriously the best thing we had the entire day. The bellinis not only look good, but they also taste AMAZING! It is also the perfect drink to enjoy down Main Street during those hot, sunny days. Furthermore, Texas Wine Cellars also has so many cute Texas home decor, clothing and alcohol knick-knacks for purchase. So you may come out with shopping bags and bottles of wine.

A plastic cup filled with an orange peach Bellini from Texas Wine Cellars.



Wine Tips

If you are unfamiliar with how wine tastings work, here are a few wine tips to go by:

  • Start from light wines to dry red and then finish with sweet.
  • Tipping – If you are doing a wine tasting and buy a bottle it is said that you do not need to tip. If you do not buy a bottle it is not necessary to tip,  it if they did a good job it is respectful to tip.
  • Drink water between wine tasting. Bring a cooler and pack water bottles.
  • Make sure you eat or snack a little or you will not last long.
  • Stock up. Buy a lot of Texas wine at the grocery store to drink around the table late at night.
A wine barrel with the Texas flag painted on top.




After reading my guide I hope you can see how Fredericksburg is definitely the perfect getaway for a girls weekend, especially for a bachelorette party. When you have delicious wine, good food, fun entertainment, great scenery, and even better company, what more could you ask for?

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55 COMMENTS

  • Mike Cotton

    I love road tripping and the US is the best place in the world to do so. I’m stoked you had a great time with your girlfriends, it makes me wish I was able to road trip with my mates soon.

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Road trips are a lot of fun! You are right, U.S. has a lot of great ones. Adam and I will be doing the PH1 road trip next year 🙂 I hope you get a chance to enjoy a road trip with your friends soon!

  • Firdaus Ysf

    Texas is really a great place to be at especially the town of Fredericksburg.There are so many activities to do there. It will definitely be one of the places to go in the summer.

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Drinking wine in Fredericksburg will definitely help beat the Texas summer heat!

  • Lydia Nasso

    Looks like you had a fabulous time with your girlfriends! So cool that you were in a little town in Texas but got to “travel” to Italy and Germany through food!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      I did. You are absolutely right! Fredericksburg has a lot of history and culture to enjoy, as well as some European influences.

    • Artie

      If time is money you’ve made me a weltihaer woman.

  • Cat

    Roadtripping with girlfriends are so fun and a great way to catch up! I gotta try the beaver nuggets someday. You look like you had so much fun at the winery! Thanks for the tip on tipping for wine tour 🙂

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      They really are the best! I am very fortunate to have a great group of girl friends. If you ever find yourself on the road in Texas be on the lookout because the Beaver nuggets are amazing!!!! Glad you find this post helpful 🙂

  • Sona Sethi

    Gurls day out is my favorite thing and I really look forward to it! Looks like you guys had lot of fun!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      It was an amazing trip! We can’t wait to do it again 🙂

  • Ada

    Seems like you guys had fabulous time together! I’ve always wanted to have gateaway with my girls friends but sometimes it’s hard to organize such a thing! But being in Texas and doing wine tasting sounds so good ?

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      It was hard to find the perfect time for all of us to take off work, but we were abel to find one weekend and we certainly did not waste it! I hope you are able to find a time to do a trip with your girl friends too. Wine tastings are definitely a fun trip!

  • Henry

    Looks like you guys had a blast! I used to live in Austin…you’re making me miss the hill country. Hoping to come back this fall to show the girlfriend how much fun it really is!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Aww so you know!!!! 🙂 Even though I am an Aggie I do love Austin 😉 Don’t forget to take your girl friend to Buc-ees!!!!

  • Jean

    What an epic adventure! You had me sold at breakfast tacos. Best idea for breakfast ever

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      You can never go wrong with breakfast tacos 🙂

  • John

    This looks like a blast! There is so much to do in Texas. The Auslander is my kind of place!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Texas is a very big state! There is so much to see and do with Fredericksburg being one of them. Prost!

  • Daniela || Ipanema travels to

    It looks like you really had great time together! And wine tasting is always fun.

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      We did – great friends and great wine make for a great trip!

  • Seems you’ve had such a good time together! Thanks for the tips, you’re so right – it’s always great to go away with friends to catch up. And look how well the trip can turn out to be! 😀

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Yes, I usually only travel with Adam so having a trip with just the girls was a nice change 🙂

  • Minna

    Sounds like you had the best time! Sat reading this has made me hungry and very very thirsty! 🙂 love that there’s such a thing in the world called ‘Beaver Nuggets’

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Haha our posts do that to a lot of people 🙂

  • Laura

    Breakfast tacos! Wine Hopping! What a cool girls weekend. I am hoping to visit Texas for the very first time in a few months… fingers crossed! Drinking water between wine tasting defintely sounds like a good idea… I didn’t the one time I’ve been and I ended up quite tipsy!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      I was tipsy by noon if not earlier haha. If you need any tips of what to see and do please do not hesitate to contact me. I spent 23 of my 26 years in Texas and will be moving back in a few years because it is a great state! As they say…everything is bigger in Texas 🙂

  • Rosie Fluskey

    I never knew that Texas had a wine culture, yet another reason to visit…! I can’t believe you were all still standing by the end of the day, you guys are obviously a bit more grown up than my uni friends. Those frozen bellinis look to die for! I am having a craving.

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Haha we tried drinking water when we could and eating in between always helps. Texas is an awesome state to visit. There are so many fun cities to visit, such as, Fredericksburg. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me – its my hometown state 🙂

  • Kim @ Those Who Wandr

    Seems like you had a fun packed weekend! Thanks for the great guide to Fredericksburg! That pizza looks amaaazing.

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      You are welcome and the pizza was indeed amazing 🙂

  • Stella

    These are great tips! I went to Fredericksburg for a few hours when I was in San Antonio. I also dined at Auslander and I thought the food was delicious!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Aww that is awesome! Great minds think alike 🙂 Prost!

  • Meganq

    So much fun!! Mexican Train Dominoes! I’ve never seen anyone talk about playing that with a group, but it really is a fun thing to do while you are hanging out doing your girl thing. <3 Can I be your friend??

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Of course!!!! 🙂 That was my first time playing Mexican Train Dominos. One of my girl friends brought it and it came with plastic colored trains, a center piece and dominos! In fact, I think I need to buy the game set myself 🙂

  • alexis

    This. Looks. Like. So. Much. Fun. Next time I’m in Texas, I’m hunting down those bellinis.

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      You will find them at Texas Wine Cellars on Main Street 🙂

  • I’d always dreamed of visiting Texas! And I do love a girls weekend away! Perfect combination. The wine and gallery sounds cool too.
    Kristie – you.theworld.wandering

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Aww, you should definitely make your way to Texas! There are so many wonderful cities to visit and they are all different and unique in their own way. I hope you get a chance to visit one day, just maybe not in the hottest months of summer – it is very hot and humid in the summer time!

  • Ami

    Wow… You girls had a lot of fun… You are now motivating me to try one out with my girlfriends. It sure would be a refreshing change for all. Of us. Well written

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Thank you for your kind words, I greatly appreciate it. I hope you and your girl friends can get together with a bottle of wine (or two) as well! Y’all would have an amazing time.

  • Agnes

    Pizza, red wine and renting a house with a pool – I’m in! Not much more is needed for a girls weekend. Looks like you really enjoyed. I need to organize something like this with my best friends as well 🙂

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Yes, we had everything we needed! It was fantastic! You definitely should, all girls need to have a girls weekend once in awhile 🙂

  • Chiara

    Doing a road trip with friends is always awesome! 🙂 Really liked your post, it was fun and informative!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      I totally agree and thank you. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Danielle Rice

    Christina,

    What are the odds that I come across your blog on weekend getaways in Fredericksburg, Texas off pinterest while looking up a plan for my good friends bachelorette party. Myself, as well as the bride and others a part of the bridal party played (others are currently still playing) soccer at Texas A&M! I had to comment to say small world! Very cool to see pictures and recognize friendly faces that fill the clubhouse walls.

    Class of 2017 (a-Whoop)

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Howdy Danielle,

      I am so happy you commented and found my post. That is an incredible small world!!! You must know my best friend’s (Mary), little sister, Margaret S.! If you have any questions let me know I would be happy to help in anyway I can! And if you walked away with anything from this post, it is that the friendships you make on the team last forever! We are not the only class that still get together once a year 🙂

      Class of 2013,
      Christina

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  • Kelly Shane

    We did Fredericksburg as part of my now sister-in-law’s bachelorette party and had a great time spending the day in such a cute city! We also spent a day at the Lakeway Resort and Spa and an evening in Downtown ATX. What I wish we had time for was a boat rental on Lake Austin. It’s definitely something that has become very popular to do as part of any girls’ weekend getaway. I would recommend Wake Riderz for a really nice, captained pontoon to cruise the Lake and hang out at the Party Cove. Thank you for sharing the pics of your weekend in Fredericksburg. Glad you enjoyed your time!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      We will have to spend time at Lake Austin next time and try Wake Riderz. Thank you for the recommendation and glad you enjoyed our post.

  • Stephanie

    This looks like such a charming town to spend a girls weekend!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      It is one of my favorite towns in Texas! If you are ever in the state, you should definitely visit!

  • Max

    Who knew wine was big in Texas?! Forget the friends; I’m bringing my sister & a DD! This looks like too much fun, though… I may be convinced to bring a few people. 🙂

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Hahahaha bring everybody! You will love it. You will enjoy the scenic landscape of Texas hill country too.

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