10.01.2018 / by Sarah
September 2, 2016
No matter how much you love your 9 to 5, chances are you’ll always live for the weekend. Make the most of those precious days off and start scheduling time away from the Big D. From surf museums to speakeasies and Sioux-style tepees, these 10 Texas getaways are sure to have you pledging your allegiance to the Lone Star State…
Distance from Dallas: 262 miles
Travel Time: 4 hours and 18 minutes
You’ll find an association of 15 award-winning Texas wineries along U.S. Highway 290 near Fredericksburg, Texas. It’s no Napa Valley, but it is Texas Wine Country at its very best.
If you’re a fan of wildflowers, stop by Wildseed Farms, located seven miles east of Fredericksburg on Highway 290. At the Wildflower Market Center, you’ll see fields of flowers blooming March through October. Create your own bouquet in the Pick Your Own fields, explore walking trails and stop by Blossoms Boutique, Lantana Nursery and the Brewbonnet Biergarten. Check the website for “bloom updates” and cross your fingers you get to see the red poppies.
When you drive down Main Street, you’ll see that German roots run deep here. Altdorf Biergarten, Rathskeller and Auslander Restaurant are among fan favorites for food in this area. For the most authentic German dining experience, drive out to Friedhelm’s Bavarian Inn, located a little farther west. Inside this hidden gem, waitresses wear dirndl dresses and lederhosen costumes as they serve up traditional Bavarian dishes.
In terms of accommodations, forget about a bed-and-breakfast. Book a room at Fredericksburg Brewery’s Bed & Brew instead and receive a free flight of beer with each night’s stay. Another hoppin’ hot spot, Pedernales Brewing Co., holds tours every Saturday. They recently joined with Texas country singer Robert Earl Keen to make the killer REK Honey Pilsner.
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