Main Street
Main Street
4.5
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Top ways to experience Main Street and nearby attractions

See what travellers are saying
  • EC13091
    Ellicott City, Maryland1,489 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just meander
    For a town of about 15,000, Fredericksburg punches above its weight class. Main Street is home to many good restaurants and stores. The sidewalk is generally covered, meaning that on a hot or rainy day you’re out of the worst of the elements. On our first evening we strolled after the shops were closed and got a flavor of the town. But the next day, when everything was open, it was really hopping. Stores had lots of customers and the wine bars were doing good business. Highway 290 forms Main Street, and there’s a steady stream of traffic including large trucks passing through town. Happily the crosswalks are at every block. The street itself is wide, so when the light turns to “walk”, start immediately. Halfway across you’ll see the clock begin to countdown.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 November 2023
  • digitalroc
    Calgary, Canada2,069 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Admiral Nimitz Gallery
    I drove down Main Street before heading back to San Antonio. Main Street looks like a great street to walk down to check out some stores and admire the historical buildings. I missed out on the Admiral Nimitz Gallery, which is located on Main Street as well.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 November 2023
  • Kelly B
    Iowa5,202 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowded, but some great shops
    I had a very nice time walking up one side of Main Street, and then down the other. It was crowded, which did make it a tiny bit challenging at times. There’s a decent variety of stores. The walkways are shaded, which helped a lot with the Texas sun and heat.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 May 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,068 reviews
Excellent
1,293
Very good
585
Average
152
Poor
25
Terrible
13

Palomino922
Virginia Beach, VA1,048 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Lovely street with lots to see and shop, eat and drink. We took the advice from several reviewers and went on a Thursday....a lot less crowded.
Written 3 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kelly B
Iowa5,202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
I had a very nice time walking up one side of Main Street, and then down the other. It was crowded, which did make it a tiny bit challenging at times. There’s a decent variety of stores. The walkways are shaded, which helped a lot with the Texas sun and heat.
Written 25 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21,620 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Nice and extensive touristic shopping street with many historical buildings and landmarks. Loved the admiral Nimitz statue, and the many hat shops!
Written 1 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Wynn R
Morgan Hill, CA2,349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We came here to see the 2024 eclipse. While the weather was spotty and we only got a few glimpses of totality, it was still a great place to see the eclipse and the people were very friendly.
Written 16 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MapleLeafGirl123
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was a quaint, old fashion town with some touches of German history. Mostly shopping for cowboy boots and stetsons. Very charming place to be. A small park nearby with handicraft sales, street food and charming country music.
Written 5 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

digitalroc
Calgary, Canada2,069 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I drove down Main Street before heading back to San Antonio. Main Street looks like a great street to walk down to check out some stores and admire the historical buildings. I missed out on the Admiral Nimitz Gallery, which is located on Main Street as well.
Written 24 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

EC13091
Ellicott City, MD1,489 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
For a town of about 15,000, Fredericksburg punches above its weight class. Main Street is home to many good restaurants and stores. The sidewalk is generally covered, meaning that on a hot or rainy day you’re out of the worst of the elements. On our first evening we strolled after the shops were closed and got a flavor of the town. But the next day, when everything was open, it was really hopping. Stores had lots of customers and the wine bars were doing good business. Highway 290 forms Main Street, and there’s a steady stream of traffic including large trucks passing through town. Happily the crosswalks are at every block. The street itself is wide, so when the light turns to “walk”, start immediately. Halfway across you’ll see the clock begin to countdown.
Written 10 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Z7452URlisas
11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I'm on the fence about this rating because there ARE a lot of cute shops and restaurants, wine and beer tasting rooms and a fantastic Pacific War museum all on Main Street. However, it is a MAJOR highway going through this street with 18 wheeler after 18 wheeler. It is LOUD and not quaint at all. When I say loud, like you can't hear the person walking alongside you when the large trucks and trailers and RVs roll through town. It is also VERY crowded on the weekend. We arrived on a Wed and enjoyed strolling around WED but FRI and SAT it was crazy busy - like we couldn't walk through the stores because the aisles were so crowded. It WAS Oktoberfest weekend so maybe it's not normally that crowded but waiting 1 ½ - 2 hours to eat or too crowded to shop was not enjoyable. We did attend OCKTOBERFEST Friday night and we enjoyed some German beers and German music and some German food. Lots of people dress up for Oktoberfest and that was fun to see. There is also a super pushy storefront selling $300 eye cream that applied some cream to my under eye and it's been burning and swollen ever since despite washing it off within an hour because it was burning so bad. Super super annoying to be attacked by salespeople standing in the doorway offering a test sample of something especially when 30 minutes later your eye is stinging and swollen half shut.
Written 8 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Robb
Frisco, TX9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Hundreds of semis come through on Main Street day and night. The noise is crazy bad. They put a noise ordinance in for bars and music. Need to create a bypass for all these trucks!!
Written 26 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rose H
Dallas, TX29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Abundance of shops and restaurants to visit. Check out Nimitz Museum for history. The Rockbox has great musical shows in a smaller venue.
Lots of nice people strolling Main Street.
Written 7 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 2,011
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

MAIN STREET (2024) All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

All Fredericksburg HotelsFredericksburg Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Fredericksburg
All things to do in Fredericksburg
Day Trips in Fredericksburg
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire