Beautiful New Braunfels Texas
Halfway between Austin and San Antonio and an easy drive from other major Texas cities, New Braunfels is one of the top tourist attractions in Texas, bustling with visitors looking to escape the city life. There is plenty of fun to be had and memories to be made as you float the waters, explore the nationally registered Gruene Historic District, attend a German style festival, dine at a traditional beer garden and dance the night away to non-stop country/western and Americana music at the Gruene Hall.
A quaint historic town, New Braunfels is known for its traditional German heritage, small town charm and particularly the two great rivers, the Guadalupe River and Comal River, that wind through the town along one of the most scenic roads in Texas, River Road.
The Guadalupe River is the epicentre for year-round tubing, an ever-changing river that spreads out over many miles through forests, remote landscapes and through the town. The upper section has rapids, boulders and tube chutes. Ride the rapid whitewaters of “Devil’s Playground” and “Bad Rock”, or float the fun loop “The Horseshoe”. The Guadalupe River flows into Canyon Lake, one of the prettiest lakes in Texas, with 80 miles of scenic shoreline offering endless water-sports and great fishing.
On days where the Guadalupe River is flowing too fast or low, head down to the pristine Comal River, known to be the shortest river in the whole world. Meander the spring-fed warm waters from Comal Springs in Landa Park through New Braunfels, only 2.5 miles long until it joins the Guadalupe. It may be a short journey but these warm waters are wide, easy and packed with floating fun, with the added bonus of a fun single tube chute. Bordering the Comal is the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, America’s favorite water park with 65 acres of pure fun or head to the quieter waters of Landa Park for paddle boating or canoeing. For something different, the Texas Ski Ranch is 70 acres of action sports paradise with world-class wakeboarding and cable parks.
When you are not floating or tubing the rivers, quietly enjoying world-class trout fishing, or playing at the waterpark, there are plenty of out-of-water activities to do. Tee off at a scenic golf course, explore the Natural Bridge Caverns, safari at the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch in San Antonio or take a cave tour of Wonder World Park Caves in nearby San Marcos. A few miles east of the Natural Bridge Caverns lies a cave with a difference, Bracken Cave, the summer home of one of the world’s largest bat colonies. The kids will especially love the miniature train ride through Landa Park, the fun activities at the McKenna Children’s Museum or a movie night at the Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre. If they are brave enough, head to the downtown historic center for a spooky ghost walk.
New Braunfels Resorts invites you to spend your vacation days loving and living life in one of our New Braunfels vacation rentals, where life is good and the water never stops flowing.