About Gruene

For scenic beauty in the middle of a vibrant, cosmopolitan area, consider Gruene for your next vacation destination! The streets in Gruene may be quiet during the week, but on weekends, the downtown area becomes packed with locals enjoying the fine restaurants and shopping along Gruene Street and Main Street.

Here are a few suggestions of things to do in Gruene:

  • Gruene Hall: Known as the oldest dance hall in Texas, the 130-year-old building still has legendary country stars perform there on a regular basis.
  • Wonder World Park: Located in neighboring San Marcos, this is the most visited cave in all of Texas.
  • Take a Walking Tour: The historic part of Gruene is full of beautiful old buildings that provide a glimpse into the town's Wild West days.
  • Guadalupe River: This river offers plenty of options for swimming, tubing, and rafting.

The residents of Gruene take great pride in the festivals that they hold every year. From historical celebrations to cultural events, these town-wide parties offer something for every type of traveler. Take part in the celebration of Americana music at the Americana Music Jam in May, sample the best of Texan music and wine at the Gruene Music and Wine Fest in October, or cheer on the runners participating in the Gruene 10K in September.

Luckily, there's a vacation rental available in Gruene that has everything you need for a perfect getaway. Rent a luxury condo downtown, or book a cabin in the woods close to the Guadalupe River for a perfect home away from home.

If you're looking for a big-city thrill during your stay in Gruene, the town is within an easy driving distance to some of the biggest cities in the country. The eclectic city of Austin and the historical attractions of San Antonio can both be reached within two hours by car.