Here you will find both natural and man-made recreational attractions, a year-round schedule of interesting events, and great places to stay, such as bed and breakfasts, condos, and resorts.
Water-lovers travel to New Braunfels to enjoy the Comal River, Guadalupe River, and Schlitterbahn, the world-famous water park. Just outside of New Braunfels you will find Canyon Lake, Lake Dunlap, and Lake McQueeney.
The Comal River, located near Historic Downtown New Braunfels, is perfect for an easy going day of "tubing." Rafting and canoeing enthusiasts take to the Guadalupe River, with its whitewater excitement.
History buffs can find plenty to see and do here. New Braunfels, a town settled by German immigrants in 1845, has guarded and preserved much of its history. The Sophienburg Museum has historical exhibits and knowledgeable hosts that can answer your questions.
In Historic Downtown New Braunfels, many buildings have been restored and inhabited by restaurants, coffeehouses, and shops. Walk around downtown and the surrounding older neighborhoods, and you can see historic landmark houses, along with other beautiful houses that homeowners have restored.
Music lovers will want to see the historic town of Gruene, and the world-famous Gruene Hall, where artists such as George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, and Hal Ketchum performed in the early stages of their career. Gruene Hall features top name entertainment, especially in the Country and Americana genres.
New Braunfels has been emerging as a music town over the past decade, thanks to Gruene Hall and the local radio station KNBT 92.1 FM, which has been rated the number one Americana station in recent years. Around town you can find several bars, taverns, and even restaurants that feature excellent live entertainment.