This post is sponsored by Momentum Volkswagen Upper Kirby. All opinions are mine alone.
When Momentum Volkswagen Upper Kirby gave me the keys to a brand new Black Pearl 2017 VW Tiguan Sport to enjoy over the Fourth of July weekend, I knew Fredericksburg, Texas was the perfect destination for a 3 Days in Fredericksburg VW Road Trip!
Let’s go to Fredericksburg VW Road Trip!
I’m a bit of an outdoors adventurer who loves scenic drives. With the VW Tiguan, I was able to see, eat, and stay in Fredericksburg in style! The VW Tiguan handled the Texas country roads with ease and I thoroughly enjoyed the panoramic sunroof. With every hill and turn, the smartphone connect navigation system guided us to every destination on our Fredericksburg VW Road Trip.
3 Days in Fredericksburg: See. Eat. Stay.
Begin your adventure with a drive along the Texas Hill Country Trail to experience hilly terrain, winding roads and majestic ranches. I love entering the Hill Country from San Marcos off I-35 and taking Ranch Road 12 to Wimberley. The two-lane pastoral roads guide you through some of Texas’ most beautiful countryside. Not too far from Wimberley is a lovely stretch on Market Road 150 that goes from Kyle to Driftwood. Creeks, cattle, and vintage landmarks along this path always cause me to pull over for photos. It’s easy to deviate from the path to explore the Texas Hill Country because of all the beautiful scenery. That’s why I loved having the VW Navigation system on this trip. I was able to program various destinations and easily navigate through the Texas back country roads with confidence and ease. Be sure to take the Devil’s Backbone (Market 32) into Fredericksburg! It’s simply breathtaking!
Before you get to Fredericksburg, stop by Luckenbach, Texas for a break. Listen to live music, relax with a cool drink, and snap a selfie. Be sure to peek your head into the post office and pick up a souvenir.
After lunch, continue onto Ranch Road 965 to Enchanted Rock. Enjoy a scenic hike on one of the eight trails in the park to stretch your legs from a day of driving. The Enchanted Rock Summit Trail offers 360° views of the park and the Texas Hill Country from the 1823 ft. summit of Enchanted Rock. Bring water, wear comfortable shoes, and camera!
Begin your day kayaking on Live Oak creek at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Hill Country Outdoor Sports offers kayak, canoe, and pedal boat rentals on Live Creek from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hourly pricing starts at $15 and includes equipment and life jacket.
Continue to the Wildseed Farm, the nation’s largest working wildflower farm. The seasonally-blooming fields, butterfly garden, Lantana nursery and walking trails will keep you engaged for hours. It’s free admission and plenty of parking.
After lunch, hike Old Tunnel State Park or go in the evening to see a colony of Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from the Old Tunnel. From May through October, the trail is open after 5 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday for bat viewings at the lower area.
In the afternoon, relax at Pedernales Cellars Tasting Room or Becker’s Vineyard. It’s the perfect way to admire the hill country scenery, listen to live music and unwind with a local wine or sparkling water.
Shop until you drop at the Fredericksburg Historic District shops on Main Street. Visit the FarmHaus for antiques, home decor, and garden. Vaudeville on Main has it all! A bistro in the basement, an upscale retail shop on the first floor and an art gallery upstairs. For great edible gifts, Just Pop-N offers gourmet popcorn and confectionaries. Whatever you are looking for, you will find in one of the many shops on Main Street!
When you get hungry, southern eats are a must! Wear your stretchy pants when you visit Fredericksburg because Texans love to eat! Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Hondo’s on Main offers Texas comfort foods and shareables that are perfect for lunch or dinner. Enjoy your meal on the outdoor patio with a tall glass of Texas sweet tea. I highly recommend the freshly fried parmesan potato chips!
Alamo Springs Cafe is dubbed by Texas Monthly Magazine as the 3rd Best Burger in Texas. Their burgers are incredible and worth the hype. They ran out of the beer battered onion rings which smelled and looked delicious. As a substitute, I ordered the crunchy beer battered french fries. Pro-tip, go early!
The Bistro at Vaudeville on Main Street offers a bistro-style cafe that serves farm-to-table, new American comfort food. In between meals, stop in for freshly baked pastries and a gourmet coffee or a glass of wine to pair with specialty meats and cheeses. After your nibbles, tour the first floor for a gift to remember your Fredericksburg stay.
About Momentum Volkswagen Upper Kirby
Momentum Volkswagen Upper Kirby, a Sonic Automotive Dealership, offers new, certified and pre-owned VW, and used cars in Houston. Momentum Volkswagen has the most comprehensive inventory of 2017 Volkswagen cars in Houston, at some of the most competitive prices. VW models including the new Atlas, Jetta, Passat, Golf, Touareg, CC, Tiguan, Golf GTI and more. Whether you seek a performance-inspired sports car, a family friendly luxury SUV, a heavy duty pickup truck or an entry level sedan, Momentum Volkswagen has you covered. Call Momentum Volkswagen at (844) 418-9232 or stop by Momentum Volkswagen Upper Kirby located at 2405 Richmond Avenue in Houston, Texas to learn more about purchasing, financing, or leasing a new VW in Houston.
Taste & See for Yourself
Thank you, Momentum VW Upper Kirby for allowing me to drive the new Black Pearl 2017 VW Tiguan Sport to Fredericksburg, Texas. I truly enjoyed learning about the new VW Tiguan features. I was impressed by the supreme handling, high-tech navigation system, seamless App-Connect smartphone integration, and leather lumbar support seating. These features made driving through the hill country comfortable and easy to navigate to all the sights. I especially loved the powered panoramic sunroof and rear backup camera too! With all these luxury goodies, it was easy to get spoiled driving the new 2017 VW Tiguan. Don’t get me started on the new car smell!
Taste & See Life friends, I bought my pre-owned certified Tiguan at Momentum VW Upper Kirby. From start to finish, the staff at Momentum VW Upper Kirby made my car buying process very easy and with no pressure. I especially loved the no-haggle Sonic Automotive pricing and various financing options. If you are in the market for a new car, I highly recommend visiting Momentum VW Upper Kirby to test drive the new VW Tiguan for yourself.
The Texas Hill Country awaits your own 3 Days in Fredericksburg, Texas adventure. Go taste and see for yourself!
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