Another old German town, Fredericksburg Texas is known for great shopping, historic sites, and, if you go at the right time of year, great peaches!
If you are fortunate enough to visit from May through the middle of August, you can buy sweet, juicy locally-grown peaches on roadside stands. As far as shopping goes, you can start uptown, west of Market square. Continue on Main Street between Milam and Elk. There are more than 100 specialty shops that you will love. You can find great gifts, souvenirs, and items for early Christmas shopping here.
If you visit in the spring, wildflowers are everywhere.
If you want to eat where the local residents eat, drop by The Nest at 607 South Washington. This is where all of the local food lovers eat when they go out. Delicious cuisine but be prepared to spend a lot. It is expensive. If you have a large crowd to feed, you may want to try eating at Andy’s Steak & Seafood Grill at 413 South Washington Street. This eatery has been open since 1957 so that tells you something. Good food at good prices.
As a side trip, drive 11 miles southeast on RR 1376 to the most famous little hole in the wall town of Luckenbach Texas. You know it from the song of the same name, sung by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. The population sign says 25 and aside from the post office, there is a dance hall. That is about it. Good news is that if you want to rent out the town for a special event, it is for rent.