Those who stayed with New Braunfels Escapes during their Texas vacations, know that an abundance of Texas history surrounds us. Meaning, the town has been growing continuously with many new attractions and sometimes hidden gems can get lost in the mix. A hidden gem can be a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with phenomenal food, something that was once popular but has become hard to find or a place where you can find unique treasures. Here are a couple of our favorite hidden gems to check out next time you’re in town! 

Stars and Stripes Theater

Unfortunately, over the years many drive-in movie theaters have been shut down because of all of the new comforts offered in a regular movie theater. What was once a popular spot to hang out with friends, have a first kiss, or have a mom-approved Friday night activity is now becoming a rare find. Lucky for you, you’ll be able to catch a drive-in showing at the Stars and Stripes Theater during your Texas vacations. Grab a cup of hot cocoa from the concession stand on a brisk evening and cuddle up to your loved one. You’ll feel like a teen as you crank up your tuned-in radio giving you the surround sound atmosphere. When you find a hidden gem such as a drive-in movie theater, it’s best to take advantage and go while they’re still around! 

Frickle Pickles

Nothing satisfies a salt craving more than a classic crunchy, sweet or spicy pickle, and that’s what you’ll find at Frickle Pickles. You won’t even be able to look at a regular pickle the same way again once you’ve sampled one of Mrs. Shaw’s pickles. Mrs. Shaw, who is commonly referred to as “The Pickle Lady” by the locals, has since passed down the store to her daughter. While you’re spending time soaking up the history of Gruene, TX, stop into this little hidden gem not too far from your New Braunfels lodging.

Versatile New Braunfels Vacation Rentals

Texas vacationsNot only will you find hidden gems close to our New Braunfels rentals, but you’ll also be near breweries, river tubing opportunities, beautiful parks, and so much more. Check out the Explore page online to further expand your list of things to do in New Braunfels, Texas, during your getaway. Whether you’re looking for direct river access, would like a private pool or need a pet-friendly rental, our condos and homes cater to all types of travelers. To inquire about your upcoming Texas vacations, please give us a call at 1-830-632-5455.