We took a little couples weekend in Fredericksburg TX last weekend and I think it might be one of my favorite destinations in Texas. All of the girls on the trip had been to Fredericksburg but it was all of the boys’ first time which was really fun.
We have all been friends for quite some time so it was lovely to get everyone together for a relaxing weekend. I know Fredericksburg is a popular weekend spot so I thought I would share details of our trip since we tried a few new places this time.
Couples Weekend in Fredericksburg TX
I learned that 40% of Fredericksburg’s housing is Airbnbs so really an Airbnb is the best and most affordable option for groups. Our Airbnb, which I linked below, was perfect for our group with three bedrooms and three full beds with plenty of space. The location wasn’t too far from Main street and felt very safe and clean.
I really took the reins when it came to planning to ensure we had a solid plan and booked our reservations in advance to hit all of the stops we wanted to. Because it is a big bachelorette party city things can fill up quickly so I do recommend booking dinner and tasting reservations in advance. Most of the tasting reservations you do not have to pay in advance for.
Below is a link to the original itinerary I put together for the group, we did end up switching around a few things but having a general plan and idea of each winery was a great starting point.
4-6 PM: Checked into the Airbnb. We all arrived at different times so we were the last group to trickle in at about 6 and then we freshened up and headed to dinner.
6 PM: Headed to dinner at Hondo’s. This is probably the most popular restaurant in town so I wanted to get there early but even arriving at 6 PM they had closed their waitlist for the evening. I would honestly recommend getting on the list right when you get into town if you are dead set on eating here.
We headed to Pasta Bella per the hostess’s recommendation at Hondo’s. Their wait time was about 1.5 hours so we went next door and grabbed drinks and appetizers at Social Haus while we were waiting for our table.
9 PM: We headed back to Hondos for drinks and live music after dinner. After they stop serving dinner it’s open to everyone from 9-10 PM for live music, dancing, and drinks.
10 PM: We hung out and played games at the Airbnb
7 AM: Tee Time
The boys had an early morning with a tee time at 7 AM. The girls slept in and we had Starbucks delivered as we got ready. We were definitely feeling it from the night before so we decided to take a slow start while the boys were golfing.
10:15 AM: Becker Vineyard
While the boys were still golfing we went to our first tasting at Becker Vineyards. Becker was the only winery to open at 10 AM whereas the others opened at 11 AM. Becker has a fabulous patio with tons of space. Just a heads up, you did have to pre-purchase your tastings at Becker. They had a red, white, or mixed options for the tastings.
12 PM: Wildseed Farms
We originally planned to head to Alstadt Brewery for lunch but the boys were running a little late after golf so we had a change of plans. We popped into Wildseed Farms which is the CUTEST little place with a shop, plants, canned goodies, a little bistro, and a butterfly farm.
12:30 PM: We popped back by the Airbnb to pick the boys up from the Airbnb and head to the next winery.
1:15 PM: Augusta Vin
Augusta Vin was at the TOP of my list to visit so I made tasting reservations for 1:15 PM. When booking online you can have the option for downstairs or upstairs and I HIGHLY recommend going upstairs because it had a fabulous view but also was a little quieter and not nearly as crowded. We also grabbed some things to much on during our tasting here. They had live music and you could go through the vineyard to walk around or take pictures.
It’s not on the main 290 winery road but 100% worth the drive!
3 PM: Signor Vineyards
We ended the day at Signor Vineyards which was absolutely delightful and probably my favorite vineyard I’ve ever been to Fredericksburg. The atmosphere is so charming and there’s tons of outdoor seating. I also thought their wines were the best. They were of great quality and not too sweet. This place is totally Instagrammable and also had live music. We stayed here the longest and I am so glad we ended the day here.
6:30 Freshened up for dinner
We stopped back by the Airbnb to freshen up before dinner and I squeezed a little power nap in.
7:45 Dinner at Navajo Grill
Navajo Grill is delicious food, but the ambiance and the aesthetic are not there. If you want something super cute this is probably not the place but if you want something with amazing food this is totally it! I got the salmon and Jared got the stuffed quail while the rest of the table enjoy the Steak Frites. 10/10 would recommend.
9:45 PM: More games back at the Airbnb
11 AM: Brunch at Alstadt Brewery
We had different plans for brunch originally but we were recommended to go here and since we didn’t make it on Saturday it was a great option. I will say I have been to several brunch spots in Fredericksburg and the wait is ALWAYS so long on Sundays. The brewery opened at 11 AM and we got there right when they opened so there was no wait but they have TONS of seating when we left at 12:30 there were still tons of open places to eat.
The food was delicious and the building is stunning. The building cost 64 million dollars so it’s definitely a cool place to visit and hang out.
12:30 PM: We stopped at a few peach stands on the way out of town while the rest of the group went to Main Street to do some shopping.
The one thing I really didn’t plan ahead of time was our transportation. I looked into some wine tours and shuttles but they were either too expensive or they had pre-planned stops and I really wanted something custom so we could pick and choose where and when we wanted to go. I went a few years ago with some girlfriends and we just grabbed Ubers so I thought that would be the best option.
On Saturday morning, we called Uber and it could not have worked out more perfectly. Our Uber that arrived was this sweet retired man named Dennis in a pickup truck. When we walked out of Airbnb he had a step stool waiting for us to get in the truck and I about died, it was the cutest thing I’d ever seen. It turned out that Dennis lived about 8 blocks from our Airbnb and he was willing to drive us around all day. He was a native to Fredericksburg and had so much knowledge of the history and the town. He also had enough room for all six of with four squeezed in the back and two in the front of the truck.
Dennis was so precious and even helped us when deciding if we should switch things around in our schedule. We wouldn’t have stopped in Wildseed Farms without his recommendation. Anytime we wanted to be picked up or dropped off we just texted him and in 15-20 min he was there. Our first ride was at 10 AM and he dropped us off after dinner at about 10 PM. When we asked him how much we owed him for the day he suggested $40 total. We ended up blessing him with about $250 to thank him for driving us around all day (to give you a reference on price). Our weekend experience was definitely made by Dennis.
If you are heading to Fredericksburg I would 100% recommend Dennis a call. You will not regret it!
We had the absolute best time and I really think Fredericksburg is the perfect place for a couples weekend, girls trip, or low key bachelorette party! There are so many fun things to do and it’s truly the wine country of Texas. It’s also great for a lot of different age ranges. I’ve gone fresh out of college and had a blast and my mom and her friends have gone and loved it as well!
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