Waylon Jennings wrote a famous song about this place.
Luckenbach Texas, where “Everybody’s Somebody”, established as a trading post in 1849. There is an old dance hall still in use every weekend, live music daily, a General Store and a bar. A great place to visit, sit back under the old 500-year-old oak trees, relax and listen to live music. Luckenbach reflects an eclectic mix of its early history, the larger than life persona of Hondo Crouch and an unrivaled legacy of great music that makes everyone indeed “Somebody” in Luckenbach.
412 Luckenbach Town Loop, on RR 1376 off US Hwy 290 East
Hours: Open 7 days a week, 363 days a year from 9 am til close.
Admission fee to some events
National Museum of the Pacific War
Dedicated to all those who served in the Pacific War. The Admiral Nimitz Museum, George Bush Gallery of the Pacific War, the Plaza of the Presidents, Japanese Garden of Peace, Memorial Walk, and the Pacific Combat Zone are all part of the complex. See displays of some of the most notable aspects and events of WWII in the Pacific. The recent multi-million dollar expansion is so thorough, tickets are good for two days to give visitors time to really explore, peruse the interactive exhibits and take in the galleries. The museum also offers Pacific Combat Living History reenactments several times a year.
311 E. Austin St.
Hours: 9AM to 5PM.
Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Admission fee: $14 adults; $12 seniors; $10 military w/ID; $7 kids 6+ and students w/ID; 5 and under free. Ticket valid for 48 hours.
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Located in Gillespie & Llano Counties, 18 miles north of Fredericksburg on RR 965 or south from Llano on S. State Hwy 16 for 14 miles, then west on R.R. 965 for eight miles.
Park camping, picnicking, 8.4 miles of hiking trails, nature trail, interpretive exhibits, rock climbing, watchable wildlife, store.
100 block of W. Main St. behind City Hall
A great place for young kids to burn off some energy. Playground has numerous climbing, balancing and swinging apparatus.
No admission fee.
The Texas Hill Country is home to numerous wineries and vineyards and Fredericksburg is the epicenter of the Hill Country wine region. There are more than two dozen wineries and tasting rooms located in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County — not to mention dozens more wineries located within an hour or two drive of Fredericksburg. Our Gillespie County wineries have been producing a variety of quality wines that have won both state and national honors. Wine production in Fredericksburg dates back to the original settlers who used the native mustang grape to produce wines.
Here are a few:
Inwood Estates Winery and Bistro
Fat Ass Ranch Winery
Stay near Main Street (walking distance if possible). This will allow easy access to the cute shops, Fredericksburg Brewery, and Hondos for live music.
Stay in a B&B rather than a hotel.
Go to Enchanted Rock. It is beautiful and the kids (and adults) will enjoy the view from the rocks.
If you go to the wineries, take the winery shuttle that goes all day for $20.00 http://www.290wineshuttle.com/
Eat German food while visiting Fredericksburg. The Fredericksburg Brewery has great food and a neat atmosphere.
Take a drive out to Luckenbach for the live music.