Holiday Fun in New Braunfels
Every year, thousands of visitors flock to this charming oasis located conveniently between San Antonio and Austin in the stunning Texas Hill Country. Unique shops, quiet cafes, and lively bars line our tree-shaded streets, while fascinating museums and unique walking tours help keep New Braunfels' history alive. Our arts scene thrives with galleries, studios, concerts, and plays. Thanks to our mild winters, proximity to water activities during hot summers, and an average of 225+ days of sunshine per year, you can sip, shop, relax and enjoy live music all year long #InNewBraunfels.
Our two beautiful rivers offer fun and relaxation for the entire family. The Guadalupe River isn't just fun to float in the summer, it's a year-round lure for avid and amateur anglers – New Braunfels is home to Action Angler, the ONLY stream-side fly shop and guide service in Texas. No matter the season, the Comal River, affectionately called the "longest shortest river in the world" by locals, is a beautiful sight to behold.
Founded in 1845 by a German Prince, New Braunfels has no shortage of fascinating history and beautiful Texas German architecture. Take a stroll through timelessly beautiful Landa Park, see the sights on a unique tour of New Braunfels, visit a museum, browse our vibrant boutiques and shops, and unwind at one of our top-rated wineries or breweries. Just up the road from downtown New Braunfels, you’ll find historic Gruene (pronounced “Green”), home to Gruene Hall – the oldest dance hall in Texas and one of the most famous live music venues in the world!
Generations of families have made it a tradition to visit New Braunfels year after year. From fall festivals, winter fly fishing, spring wildflowers, summer tubing, and year-round live music, stunning natural beauty, and Gemütlichkeit, New Braunfels is worth coming back to season after season. Whether you’re looking to join the festivities, shop, dance, dine, or do it all, make New Braunfels your next Texas vacation getaway.
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