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It's not too late to get out of town for spring break. While hoards of young travelers head south to Galveston and beyond this month, your family can stop short of some of these destinations in favor of something a little more laid back.

Fredericksburg lies in the heart of the Texas Hill Country (deep in the heart of Texas, if you will) –about an hour west of Austin and an hour north of San Antonio.

Take your Easter on the road—you can still head south for the weekend, or plan another weekend in the spring before the heat waves hit.

Fredericksburg is known for its German heritage and beautiful Hill Country ambiance. Why not keep things low-key and enjoy some of the natural wonders of this part of our state?

Step back in time at the Sauer-Beckman Farmstead. Located near the LBJ State Park and Historic Site, this 19th century farm and homestead shows visitors what life was like before washing machines and grocery stores.

You’ll see costumed characters working the land and maybe even try your hand at cooking over a wood stove.

The farm is open and entertaining Easter Sunday, too. Stop by 10am-3pm and some old fashioned Easter traditions, including naturally dyed eggs.

Take a hike…around Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. The rock is pink granite and is an ideal spot to picnic. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.

Hiking will cause you to work up an appetite, and you won’t have to look far for fabulous German fare in this town. Try the Cotton Gin Restaurant, with it’s sumptuous lunch buffet.

Der Lindenbaum on East Main Street offers authentic German favorites like schnitzel and sandwiches.

Where to rest your weary head this weekend? Fredericksburg is full of functioning log cabins where families can complete their pioneering experience. Try www.fredericksburg-texas.com for several options, photos and reservation information.