Bandera & Fredericksburg

The self-proclaimed ‘Cowboy Capital of the World’, Bandera is the perfect place to take in an authentic ranch experience in Texas. Quintessentially Texas, Bandera may be a small town, but it is full of character and provides a genuine hearty welcome. Predominantly known for its selection of guest ranches, Bandera has a whole host of working ranches, where guests can really get there hands mucky and experience the working life of a real cowboy. Take part in daily rides, help herd the Longhorn cattle, fix fences and enjoy cowboy cookouts on a stay at one of the many local dude ranches.

There’s so much to do and see in our historic town of Fredericksburg! This beautiful town is nestled in the stunning Hill Country of Texas; right in the heart of Wine Country, with a vibrant art and live music scene  that will dazzle and inspire!


The town of Bandera itself is a mix of leather shops, general stores, restaurants and honky tonks. This is real cowboy country and a great opportunity to grab a drink and hear stories from those who work on the ranches.

No trip to Bandera is complete without a visit to the local town rodeo, which is held every Friday night throughout summer. Watch as the local cowboys and cowgirls, compete in barrel racing, bull riding and roping events. A truly iconic Texan experience!

With Bandera just being a short drive from San Antonio, along the scenic roads of the Texas Hill Country, it makes the ideal twin centre trip or the perfect stop as part of a large Texas fly drive.


Fredericksburg delivers the very best experiences in the hill country! Perhaps a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the iconic historic district, an afternoon of wine tasting on 290 Wine Road, whatever your hearts desire. The beautiful Texas Hill Country is the perfect backdrop for your holiday fun!

Mid-week is actually a GREAT time to visit Fredericksburg. Wednesday and Thursday would be BEST! There’s live music from Luckenbach to Main Street… Hondo’s, Silver Creek, and sometimes, Lincoln Street have evening shows! Enchanted Rock is an amazing mid-week… If you like the outdoors, but go early in the morning or late in the afternoon… noonday sun on the rock can be brutal!

If you’re a WINE lover the Fredericksburg Wine CountryTrail is the ultimate Texas Wine Tasting Experience! (Hint: be sure to make a reservation with a Wine Tour Service… so you can relax and enjoy the company of your friends while discovering the New Texas Gold).

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