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10 Reasons to Visit Fredericksburg Mid-Week

June 25, 2022

Situated a little over an hour from San Antonio and Austin, the historic town of Fredericksburg has been called the “Aspen of Texas” and is fast becoming a bucket-list vacation destination to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and spend down time in beautiful Texas Hill Country. 

Once a hidden gem, the town of Fredericksburg is now a top Texas Hill Country destination attracting visitors throughout the year with historic charm, spring wildflowers, summer peach harvests, vibrant fall foliage, world-class wineries, distilleries and breweries, and more live music, events and festivals than we can even count. 

If you’re attracted by the warm weather, wildflowers and wine and enjoy a slower pace of travel, visit Fredericksburg during the week. The perks of a midweek getaway are endless – less crowds everywhere, happy hour specials, and open availability in your favorite Fredericksburg vacation home with BIG mid-week savings. Think of all the fun things you can do with those savings, while everyone else works! 

Here’s our top 10 reasons to skip the weekend getaway to Fredericksburg and take a midweek break with Uncorked Vacation Rentals.

1. Plan on a Whim 

Fredericksburg is a hugely popular weekend destination and local tours, wine experiences, and lodging are often booked up well in advance making it tricky to plan on a whim! Planning is required for a weekend getaway to Fredericksburg to ensure you secure your reservations at local restaurants, passes for Enchanted Rock State Park, wine tasting experiences, and your preferred choice of lodging! Welcome to the mid-week getaway to Fredericksburg where you can plan your trip on a whim, and still experience the best of our charming Texas Hill Country town.

2. Shopping Without the Crowds   

The shopping in Fredericksburg is FANTASTIC and one of the main reasons many of our guests visit Fredericksburg, simply to shop! Between the trendy home goods stores in the Warehouse District and hip boutiques and treasured antiques on Main Street, Fredericksburg boasts over 150 unique stores and galleries bustling with tourists on the weekends. Visiting Fredericksburg mid-week means more time to live like a local, browse, treasure hunt, sip and shop – at your own pace and without the crowds.  

3. No Rush at Restaurants 

From American classics and fresh, farm to table Texas Hill Country cuisine to authentic Tex-Mex and German cuisine, you’ll find it all in Fredericksburg. The quieter week days are the best time to try out the local restaurant hotspots, sip cocktails as slowly as you like, and get the best seat in the house (often reserved well in advance on the weekends!).  Your chances of getting a reservation are much higher, and many of the restaurants will have room for walk-in’s.   Whether you’re planning a mid-week family getaway o r bachelorette’s bash, you’ll reap the benefits of a mid-week stay with your pick of Fredericksburg’s best restaurants, cocktails bars, and outdoor patios without the weekend rush.  

4. Enjoy a Personalized Wine, Beer, and Spirit Tasting Experience 

The Napa Valley is great, but have you been to Fredericksburg, Texas? The Fredericksburg Urban Wine Trail and 290 Wine Trail  and beyond boast over 100 wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms – each with their own unique ambiance and atmosphere. Our close proximity to San Antonio and Austin makes Fredericksburg a top destination for a weekend wine getaway and it can get very busy! Touring the tasting rooms mid-week gives visitors the chance to enjoy a quieter and more personalized experience in Texas Wine Country, nab a weekday special tour package, and mingle with the best winemakers in the industry.  It is almost impossible to have a large group do a tasting on a weekend if you don’t have a reservation. 

5. Uncrowded Attractions 

There’s more to Fredericksburg than shopping, dining and sipping wine and visiting mid-week allows you to explore the top attractions in Texas Hill Country at your own pace and without the crowds! Immerse yourself in Fredericksburg’s rich history at the local museums, tour the grounds of the Texas White House, book a tee time for a quiet round of golf at Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course, go bat viewing in Old Tunnel State Park, and watch an unforgettable sunset from atop Enchanted Rock – minus the crowds.

6. Sweet Deals & Discounts 

Traveling mid-week also means more money saving opportunities! Visit Fredericksburg from Monday through Friday and take advantage of the sweet mid-week deals on vacation rental homes and at cafes, restaurants, tasting rooms, as well as the local stores along Fredericksburg’s Magic Mile on Main Street. From fabulous mid-week happy hour specials around town (family friendly and upscale!) to $1 oyster specials at Martini’s – you get to scoop some sweet deals only available mid-week in Fredericksburg.

7. Live Music Every Day 

Live music is a huge part of our culture here in Fredericksburg and the music never ends! You’ll find live music spilling onto the streets seven days a week from lunchtime ‘til late – from killer karaoke and classic country two-step to rowdy rock-n-roll (and everything in between!). While Luckenbach’s live shows in the historic dancehall are limited to weekends and holidays, there’s still fun to be had mid-week in Luckenbach. Find a shaded spot under the oak trees to experience the Luckenbach Pickers Circle daily unplugged acoustic jams – it’s free and family friendly!

8. Less Traffic Mid-Week 

Traffic congestion is a reality in Fredericksburg, but not so much mid-week! If you’re planning a mid-week road trip you’ll be driving against the traffic on your way here, and home, and the winding country roads will be a lot quieter during your visit.  Its also much easier to find a parking spot.  Whether you’re taking a self-guided driving tour along the 290 Wine Trail, cruising the country roads on bike, or looking for parking near Main Street, touring Fredericksburg is much more fun without the traffic.

9. Work From Fredericksburg 

No unused vacation days or too bogged down at work – no worries! Remote working is the new trend and we make it easy for you to take a workcation in Fredericksburg. Our selection of Fredericksburg vacation rentals offer a true home away from home with high speed internet, dedicated workspaces, modern comforts, luxury amenities, and welcoming outdoor spaces with all the bells and whistles to keep the family fully entertained all day! A change of scenery makes you more productive, and you get all the rewards of a mid-week stay in Texas Hill Country.

10. More Options & Great Savings on Vacation Rentals 

Taking a mid-week vacation (or workcation) gives you more options on where to stay and great savings on pricing. You get to stay somewhere unique and save money to spend shopping, wining and dining on Main Street. 

At Uncorked Vacation Rentals we’ve already set the scene for a relaxing and rewarding mid-week getaway to Fredericksburg, all that’s left is to choose your Hill Country home away from home, check availability, and start planning your mid-week trip to Fredericksburg, TX. We can’t wait to host you!