Known for its beautiful Spanish style homes and rivers that provide the opportunity for tubing and fishing, New Braunfels, TX is becoming a popular vacation spot for travelers of all ages. Located in the Texas Hills Country, the picturesque rural scenery and great shopping options make this a great town to relax in for several days or several weeks. If you are looking for the best dining options in town, be sure to check out New Braunfels, Liberty Avenue, Common Street, and the Business Loop, several of the most popular streets in town.
Here are a few additional suggestions of things to do in New Braunfels:
-Visit Historic New Braunfels: This downtown area has a wide array of shopping options.
-See the Rivers: The two main rivers in the area, the Comal and Guadalupe rivers, offer stunning views that are worth a trip.
-Go tubing: Several tubing companies offer journeys down the Comal River.
-Schlitterbahn: This waterpark is one of the best in the United States.
-Go hiking: Landa Park and Panther Canyon Nature Trail offer several different trails of varying lengths.
-Natural Bridge Caverns: Located just west of New Braunfels, this series of underground caverns is a must-see!
New Braunfels has great weather throughout the year and several major events in every season. Some of the main events in the area include the New Braunfels Folkfest in April, the Comal County Fair in September, and Wurstfest, a ten day sausage festival that starts in the beginning of November.
A vacation rental is the preferred option for those staying in New Braunfels. Choose from one of the many cabin and condo rentals available in the area. If you have some extra time to explore the surrounding area, San Antonio is a half hour drive away while Austin, the capital of Texas, can be reached in just under an hour and a half.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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