Small towns in Texas are the heart and soul of our state, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find one more charming than Fredericksburg. Approximately 11,000 people call this historic German settlement home, meaning you experience all of its highlights in one quiet, relaxing weekend. It’s definitely the best small town in Texas for a weekend trip!

From the Hawaiian Island of Oahu to the coast of Massachusetts and everywhere in between, come along with OnlyInYourState as we introduce you to the best Small Town Getaways you can take this year. From nature lovers and foodies to history buffs and shopaholics, there’s something for everyone within these unforgettable, two-day itineraries curated by our local travel experts just for you.

Is Fredericksburg Worth Visiting?

How To Get To Fredericksburg

Getting Around Fredericksburg

Best Time To Visit Fredericksburg

Where To Stay In Fredericksburg

Day One: Hiking, a Wine Shuttle, an Underground Restaurant, and more

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Day Two: A WWII Museum and Brunch

 

We’re ready to pack our bags – are you? Fredericksburg is definitely one of the best small towns in Texas for a weekend trip. Between the history, culture, scenery, and that quintessential small-town Texas charm you feel from the moment you arrive, this little slice of paradise will undoubtedly capture your heart.

Do you know of any other Fredericksburg attractions that should be included in this itinerary? Tell us about them in the comments! If a day trip to Fredericksburg is all you have time for, check out this award-winning winery while you’re in the area.

Not Your Average Bucket List Podcast

Only In Your State’s podcast, Not Your Average Bucket List takes a deep dive into Fredericksburg, Texas, and everything it offers. Our hosts, Marisa Roman and Sara Heddleston discuss what their “Perfect Day” in Fredericksburg would consist of. From abandoned railroad tunnels to sleeping in a brewery, take a look at the infographic below to get your suggestions for the perfect day exploring this small town.

To discover even more about Fredericksburg in a fun, easily-digestible manner, tune in to OnlyInYourState’s podcast, Not Your Average Bucket List, where we talk all about this charming Texas town. Listen now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Just like the old real estate adage (Location! Location! Location!), we’re making our own: We love small towns in Texas! We love small towns in Texas! We love small towns in Texas!

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More Lone Star State Adventures

Where can we find waterfalls in Texas?

  • The falls at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin are accessible via a 6.5-mile hiking trail loop.
  • The Westcave Preserve Falls in Round Mountain feature a 40-foot waterfall that spills into an emerald pool below.
  • The Gorman Falls at Colorado Bend State Park features a 65-foot cascade.

Read on to learn more about the many waterfalls in Texas.

Where can we find hidden gems in Texas?

  • Bracken Cave in San Antonio is a cave that is home to the world's largest bat colony that take to the skies in the evening hours.
  • Tonkawa Falls in Crawford is a beautiful natural area with a refreshing swimming hole and waterfall set against a backdrop of huge rock formations.
  • Campbell's Hole in Austin is a fun swimming hole that feels more like a creek or river not far from the Mopac/360 access point.

Read on to learn more about hidden gems in Texas.

What are some of the other best road trips in Texas?

  • Fall Foliage – Extending close to 700 miles, a Fall Foliage Road Trip in Central, West, and East Texas just can’t be beat. When the seasons change in this part of the state the colors are beyond breathtaking.
  • Hill Country – The Texas Hill Country region is among the most beautiful in the state. Embarking upon a Hill Country Road Trip will capture your imagination and titillate your senses.
  • Barbecue – it just wouldn't be Texas without a Barbecue Road Trip! The Lone Star State is famous for its savory barbecued meats so this adventure is a must for carnivores everywhere.

Read on to learn more about some of the best road trips in Texas.