We're slogging through winter (despite the cute boots and scarves, it's still not our fave) and literally counting down the days until we venture deep in the heart of Texas to Fredericksburg for our Spring Babymoon Retreat (it's only 70 days away!).
Fredericksburg is an historical town founded by German settlers and it has a rich history, culture and architecture that attracts visitors from all over. Plus, it's just a stone's throw (approximately 80 miles west) from Austin, the State's eclectic, food-and-music-crazed capitol. We'll be at the Hoffman Haus, a boutique bed and breakfast tucked away on a few quiet acres but still walking distance to all the best goings-on in Fredericksburg.
Though our days together will be full of learning all about birth, breastfeeding and baby (plus some yoga and massage for good measure) we've also made sure to build in plenty of free time in the evenings for you and your sweetie to get out and explore all that the Texas Hill Country has to offer. Below are our top 5 must do's while enjoying your Hill Country Babymoon Retreat:
- Watch the Sunset at Enchanted Rock: This one does require a car as it's 17 miles north of Fredericksburg but totally worth the short drive! This giant pink granite monolith rises up from the horizon and was once a sacred Native American site. The views are spectacular and we can't think of anything more romantic than a sunset hike <3
- Eat Your Heart Out: We'll be doing our welcome and farewell dinners together (Thursday and Sunday evening, respectively) but you and your honey bun will have Friday & Saturday night to dine on your own. Fredericksburg has a wonderful mix of old German style restaurants and new farm to table options. We suggest checking out: Otto's, Auslander, The Nest, August E's, Navajo Grill and Vaudeville.
- Tour the Wineries and Vineyards: It may come as a surprise, but the Texas Hill Country is now one of the top winemaking regions in the United States. While we know all expecting mamas are different (some partake in a glass of wine occasionally, others abstain) it can still be great fun to check out the wine country and take in the scenery. Texas Wine Trail has full details on all the area vineyards and a few of our personal favorites include: Becker Vineyards, Pedernales Cellars, Grape Creek Vineyards and Hilmy Cellars.
- Cruise Main Street: With over 100 art galleries, shops and cafes plus gorgeous historic architecture, Main Street is made for meandering. Go window shopping at FarmHaus, B. Happy, Room No. 5 and Gus Antiques. You can even challenge your inner history buff by visiting the Pioneer Museum and National Museum of the Pacific War. And don't forget to support the arts at Whistle Pik Galleries, InSight and Fredericksburg Art Gallery.
- Pick Your Own Fruit: Fredericksburg is famous for its fruit, and especially its peaches. You'll notice plenty of roadside farm stands throughout town but if you're ready to get your hands a bit dirty, then try picking your own at Marburger Orchard, Tuscany on the Pedernales and Jenschke Orchards.