Most people visit our treasured city for its breathtaking scenery and small town comfort, but they always come back for its endless adventures and big town entertainment! From tubing the Comal or Guadalupe River, visiting the countries #1 water park Schlitterbahn, wine tasting on the vineyard, cave exploring, shopping, or live music and dancing, we offer something for everyone.
The Comal River is spring fed, crystal clear and 72 degrees year round! It is the shortest navigable river in the state of Texas. Proclaimed the “longest shortest river in the world” by locals, it runs entirely within the city limits of New Braunfels. It is a tributary of the Guadalupe River. Grab a tube and start at the “tube chute” to kick off the days adventures!
The Guadalupe River has headwaters near Kerrville, TX where it eventually flows into Canyon Lake, then it is released; creating what most Texans know as the epicenter for tubing and year round fishing! Also a popular destination for swimming, rafting, canoeing, and kayaking. The river has some adrenaline inducing rapids, sparkling calm waters and great spots for fishing. The river flows through limestone buffs that you can explore. There are several large cypress trees lining the edge that give you shade to relax under.
A popular lake north of New Braunfels for boating and fishing, jet skiing and so much more! It is a reservoir on the Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country which is located about sixteen miles northwest of New Braunfels. One of the deepest lakes in Texas boasts more than 80 miles of scenic shoreline and is a favorite spot for outdoor activities year round. There are several public parks on the shores of Canyon Lake that allow access to the lake for swimming, fishing and boating. There are 2 marinas located on the lake. The marinas have boats and jet skis available for rent. There are several public boat ramps on the lake as well.
A historic district located in New Braunfels. You will absolutely love the area because it is close to the best of everything, from antique lovers, dining enthusiasts, river sport enthusiasts, hunters, and music lovers. Home to “Gruene Hall” which is known as the oldest dance hall in Texas. With famous acts like Willie Nelson, Gregg Allman and Hal Ketchum, here you can enjoy a fun-filled night of dancing with some of the best country musicians in Texas.
From February to November it host historic market days. These market days fall on every third weekend of the month. They are filled with over 100 handcrafted artisans and craftsman. Christmas Markets, held every year on the first weekend of December, are home to the Town Lighting and Cowboy Kringle. Cowboy Kringle is Texas’ version of Santa.
Phone: (210) 651-6101
The Natural Bridge Caverns are the largest known commercial caverns in the U.S. state of Texas. The name is derived from the 60 ft natural limestone slab bridge that spans the amphitheater setting of the caverns entrance. The span was left suspended when a sinkhole collapsed below it.
Phone: (830) 438-7400
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is an “African Safari, Texas-Style.” The Ranch is a Texas Land Heritage Property, recognized and certified by the State of Texas for being used for agriculture by the same family for over 100 years.
Address: 164 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: (830) 221-4350
A 196-acre natural park in the center of the city. Stroll the park’s scenic nature trails or take a miniature train tour. View the Comal Springs which is the largest spring in Texas. Swim either the spring fed or the Olympic pools. Cruise the lake on paddle boats or row a canoe. Tube the lazy Comal, play miniature golf, or enjoy a picnic under the giant ancient oak trees.
Address: 1178 Kroesche Ln, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: (830) 620-7469
Classic movies are shown with the latest Hollywood releases at this classic drive in theater. With a full restaurant, playground and double features, it is a night full of fun with the family. Show the kids how they watched movies back in the day, curled up in a blanket in the back of the truck
Address: 186 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: (830) 629-2223
New Braunfels Farmers Market is open every Saturday 9-1, year-round, rain or shine and features live music and more than 70 vendors each week. With more than 10 farmers and ranchers, you can stock your kitchen with pasture-raised meats, and fresh produce. Visit our local artisans for unique pantry foods, household items, health and skin care, and gifts.
Address: 1308 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: (830) 608-1976
A custom winery where you and your friends can gather to make your own wine or sit back and relax with a glass of custom made wine for your enjoyment. Make your special occasion even better by making your own wine and designing your own original label.
& Theme Parks
New Braunfels is a town rich in history with some spooky and colorful tales. Join us for a spine tingling, exciting and historic ghost walk through downtown New Braunfels. You will learn about ghosts, haunts and murderous pasts.
7 different types of tours ranging from Art, Cemetery, Scavenger hunt, Saloons, and Historic walk through the historic city of New Braunfels.
Address: 5640 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132
Phone: (830) 608-9270
Hosting over 500 of all sorts of animals, they offer a personal and unique experience for the whole family. Roadside attraction with snakes galore, primates, exotic breeds, a petting zoo & interactive shows.
Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 225-1391
The Alamo Mission in San Antonio is commonly called The Alamo and was originally known as Misión San Antonio de Valero. It was founded in the 18th century as a Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound, and today is part of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site in San Antonio, Texas.
Address: 10500 SeaWorld Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251
Phone: (210) 520-4732
SeaWorld San Antonio is a 250-acre marine mammal park, oceanarium, and animal theme park, in the Westover Hills District of San Antonio, Texas on the city’s west side. It is the largest of the three parks in the SeaWorld chain owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, and the world’s largest marine-life theme park.
Address: 5503, 801 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: (830) 606-9525
Interactive exhibits for young kids focusing on space, culture & technology in colorful environs.
Address: 1791 Hueco Springs Loop Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132
Phone: (830) 626-1335
Popular speakeasy with an outdoor pavilion showcasing rock, folk, blues, jazz & country bands.
Phone: (830) 620-7473
Full service bar and cigar shop between Houston and Dallas featuring a 650 square foot walk in humidor, 2 big screen TV’s, huge sitting area and full service bar with over 40 beers and a wide selection and ever changing variety of liquor.
Phone: (830) 625-0045
Sports Bar Pub with NFL Sunday Ticket, Football, Big Screen TV’s, NASCAR, NBA and Sports Memorabilia,Pool Tables, Shuffleboard, Foosball, Golden Tee Live, Electronic Darts, Super Chexx Hockey Game, and Video Touch Games. The largest indoor, air-conditioned dance floor with live music, karaoke & daily specials
Phone: (830) 401-2490
Step back in time and enjoy a few hours at Starcke Park Golf Course. Carved out of a riverside pecan grove, this 18 hole par 71 golf course is one of the last “Parks” style golf courses in Central Texas. Let the slow flowing Guadalupe River take you back to a simpler time when golf courses were easier to play. Our wide open layout allows for the occasional wayward shot and the ample, gently sloped fairways offer easy approach shots. Elevated greens and shallow bunkers offer just enough challenge to keep things interesting. Few courses offer a shorter or more enjoyable walk and whether you’re walking or riding there’s always a towering pecan tree around to offer some refreshing shade.
Phone: (830) 606-7351
Finger’s links-style design features generous fairways and the prominent use of water, along with dry creek beds that snake through the course. The front nine is basically wide open and straight, with the exception of the bending par 5s. The back is more enjoyable with long par 3s, one of which requires a carry over water, and short par 5s that make for solid birdie opportunities. If you’re spraying it, the dry creek beds will cause problems. Another notable hole on the back is No. 14, which rides downhill along I-35.
Phone: (830) 899-3301
Welcome to Lakeside Golf Club, your top option for a round of golf in Canyon Lake, Texas. Our course has everything you need to create a memorable round of Hill Country golf. We have years of experience, a conscientious staff and the wonderful gift of rolling, natural terrain. We work hard to improve season after season. We also take pride in offering some of the best and most exciting membership deals in all of Central Texas golf. In addition, we regularly host special events and we offer a comfortable atmosphere in our 19th Hole Bar & Grill.
Phone: (210) 945-4653
The 18-hole Finger, Dye, Spann Design Group layout features multiple tees, dramatic elevation changes, naturally undulating topography, and breathtaking views. Players will enjoy some of the largest, most picturesque live oaks in Bexar County, as well as abundant native South Texas vegetation & wildlife.
Phone: (800) 553-5628
Rockin ‘R’ River Rides is your one stop shop for all your tube, raft, kayak, paddle board and equipment needs for New Braunfels, Texas. The only outfitter on both the Guadalupe and Comal river and voted Best Outfitter for 31 years running.
Phone: (830) 626-9900
If you are looking for a great place for tubing in New Braunfels, TX or anywhere in the central Texas area, this is the place to be. Come one, Come all and have a great time on the Crystal Clear Waters of the Comal River. We are located right on the shoreline of the Comal River.
All you need to do is Park…Rent your Tubes…and Jump in!
Phone: (830) 627-1440
Enjoy free parking, then choose tubes with or without bottoms, cooler tubes, and cooler/tube combos. Life vests are available with each rental at no charge. A $10 security deposits is required for coolers and cooler/tube combos, but fully refunded when equipment is returned undamaged. A free, air-conditioned shuttle brings you and your tube back to the grounds after your relaxing float. And if you are up to it and time permits, you can float again at no additional cost!
Phone: (830) 964-3990
The Shanty River Center, is located on the Beautiful Guadalupe River, in Canyon Lake Texas. We offer Tube, Raft and Kayak rentals from 3 locations, centralized on the famous “Horseshoe” portion of the Guadalupe River. Our Shanty Customers can enjoy tubing, rafting, & kayaking. We offer a variety of river trips to choose from making tubing the Guadalupe River the adventure you are looking for.
Phone: (830) 964-3011
This is the famous “Horseshoe Loop” section of the Guadalupe River next to Tube Haus, in Canyon Lake, TX. The Horseshoe Loop is one of the most popular places to float on the Guadalupe River! It is truly a unique, fun and awesome way to hang out, socialize, and meet new friends.
Join us for a unique annual celebration rich in German culture and full of Texas fun! Located near the headwaters of the beautiful Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas!
Here you’ll enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment.
It all happens at Wurstfest! The best ten days in sausage history.
Every December, the town takes an evening to celebrate Wassailfest in the historic downtown. It began in 1992 as a festival to catch the Holiday Spirit. Each year downtown merchants open their doors during this special holiday event and offer wassail (a drink that literally means “.. to your health”) and lots of holiday cheer.
One of the largest and oldest Texas county fairs, with a PRCA rodeo, livestock shows, one of the largest carnivals around and some of the best live entertainment.
The event continues to grow each year. In recent years, we have been able to expand the “Texas Tastings & Tunes” event on Saturday to include over 40 wine & food producers for tastings and ‘Le Cordon Gruene’ food alley. To further enhance Sunday’s event, we’ve added a Craft Beer Tasting, a second stage and the big game on a big screen TV. A Craft Market has also been added to both Saturday and Sunday events.
The Old Gruene Market Days feature the works of local vendors on the third weekend of every month. All Vendors at the Gruene Market Days hand craft each item they sell.