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The Weather in Fredericksburg
The above is a climate diagram for Fredericksburg. July is the warmest month of the year in Fredericksburg with temperatures reaching a maximum average of 89°. However, temperatures can go lower than 26° in Fredericksburg in January. The rainiest month is May while the driest month is November.
A vacation home in Fredericksburg, "America's most historic city"
Founded as a port city along the Rappahannock River, Fredericksburg was once the farthest point navigable by ships heading out into the Old World. Today it's known as the town that George Washington grew up in, while also reflecting the Mid Atlantic’s role in Civil War history. US capital Washington D.C. is a mere 50 miles south, making it an accessible weekend destination. Fredericksburg cabin rentals and vacation homes are the perfect base for your stay.
Fredericksburg is home to several reputable local diners. For delectable hamburgers and onion rings, dive into the unpretentious Allman's Bar-B-Que. Battlefield Restaurant, a local fixture since 1951, charms with its home cooked meals and vintage ambiance. Listed on the National Record of Historic Places, Carl's Icecream (dating to 1947) doles out delicious floats, sundaes, shakes, and malts. Washington regional chain, Hard Times Cafe (not Hard Rock Cafe) offers live music, pool, and typical pub grub, while the slightly upmarket Bistro Bethem is all about Southern specialties, seafood and game. They host acoustic sessions and showcase local art, too.
Art and culture affair
Largely a walking city, you can explore the historic core with a self-guided or expert-led tour. Following a revival in the 1970s, Fredericksburg's downtown district hosts a vibrant, artsy community steeped in the visual and performing arts. Architecture fiends could stroll down Lower Caroline Street to check out late 18th to early 20th century town houses. The Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park is a top-rated attraction rendering homage to over 13,000 Americans killed in four battles. Costumed docents guide visitors through the restored 18th century pharmacy, Hugh Mercer Apothecary – you'll learn about leech therapy here.
The University of Mary Washington begs for a visit to its gorgeous, dog-friendly campus, and two in-house galleries Ridderhof Martin Gallery and the duPont Gallery. The latter showcases painting, sculpture, photography, and ceramics. Riverside Belmont/Gari Melchers Museum was where Impressionist painter Gari Melchers lived, and America's fifth president gets deserved spotlight at the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library.
Fredericksburg makes the best of its riverine location as seen by the hectic canoeing, tubing, and kayaking activity by the Rappahannock. You could also hike along the river near Francis Thornton's Mill. Hiking and biking trails are well-marked. Bikers, note that it's possible to transport bikes on special racks reserved in local buses. How cool is that?
A day of laser tag, rock climbing, miniature golf, and more await at Central Park Fun-Land. For golfing, try the atmospheric Meadow Farms, Cannon Ridge, or Lees Hill courses. Round up your trip at the Frederick Wine Trail that'll take you through six vineyards and 120 acres of pure rolling hills. Come back and unwind at your Fredericksburg cottage with your favorite wine.
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