We are talking blocks and blocks of specialty shopping. Victorian shops and tea rooms. All Texas style shops. Christmas stores. Birdhouses. Craft malls. T-shirts. Gourmet stores. Furniture. Art galleries. Dress Stores. Wine shops. Jewlery. Outdoor and fishing. Quilts, quilts, quilts. Rugs. Herb shops. Peaches. Native American wares. Needlepoint and yarns. Nautical shop. Folk Art. Candles. Bears. Simple Country Pleasures. Mix in a number of wonderful little restaurants and tea shops, more than a handful of bed and breakfasts and you'll understand why Fredericksburg, an hour from anywhere, is always booming!