The City of New Braunfels is one of Texas’ top tourist destinations; home to a diverse range of must-visit attractions – from the number one water park in the country, to some of the most historic sites in the state – as well as a beautiful setting, bordered by two rivers in the heart of Texas Hill Country.

Whether you're visiting with friends, family or that special someone, here are 10 not to miss diverse highlights curated by our friends at TripAdvisor.

1. Comal River

The beautiful, spring-fed Comal River is one of the shortest navigable waterways in the United States. Its steady, 70-72 degree year-round temperature, makes it popular for tubing in every season.

2. Natural Bridge Caverns

From underground caving adventures and canopy challenges, to panning for gold and ole-time shopping experiences, the Natural Bridge Caverns is a premier natural attraction for good reason.

Natural Bridge Caverns

  • 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd
  • Natural Bridge Caverns, TX 78266
  • (210) 651-6101

Come experience an incredible underground world of natural beauty in the largest and most spectacular show cavern in Texas located at...

3. Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Boasting two distinct waterpark experiences, with 51 attractions spread over 70 acres, Schlitterbahn’s flagship location is a must-visit for families of all ages. For extra perks, stay at its resort.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

World's Best Waterpark! - Amusement Today Schlitterbahn Waterpark is on every summer bucket list for things to do in Central Texas....

4. Dry Comal Creek Vineyards

Minutes from Gruene Historic District, this small, friendly vineyard boasts fantastic Hill Country views and a tasty selection of one-of-a-kind wines. Enjoy a $10 tasting on its pretty shaded patio.

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards is located in a small protected valley, nestled in the Texas Hill Country. The rich alluvial soil, laced...

5. Hill Country Craft Beer Trail

Calling all craft brew fans! Taste your way around the beautiful Texas Hill Country – from Fredericksburg to New Braunfels – as you take in the best local breweries by car or shuttle bus service. 

Hill Country Craft Beer Trail

New Braunfels is your gateway to explore the Texas Hill Country. Taste a blend of tradition and innovation in craft beer with a...

6. Landa Park & Comal Springs

Boasting walking trails, a miniature train ride, an aquatic complex and easy access to the beautiful Comal Springs, the 51-acre Landa Park has been an iconic New Braunfels attraction for generations. 

7. Gruene Historic District

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Gruene Historic District is bursting with beautiful 19th-century buildings and quaint ole-time sites. Step back in time on a self-guided stroll. 

Gruene, Texas

Gruene is known for its rustic old Texan feel that attracts many Texans as well as national and international tourists. For anyone...

8. Gruene Hall

Built in 1878, Gruene Hall is Texas’ most famous, and oldest continually operating, dance hall. Spot signs from the 1930s still hanging around the stage as you enjoy live country music and cold beer.

Gruene Hall, Texas' Oldest Dance Hall

Gruene Hall, built in 1878, is Texas’ oldest continually operating and most famous dance hall. By design, not much has physically...

9. Gruene Mansion Inn

A Texas Historic Landmark and former Victorian home of Henry D. Gruene, if you’re looking for a hotel that captures the original spirit of New Braunfels, look no further than the Gruene Mansion Inn.

Gruene Mansion Inn

Located in the middle of the Historic Gruene District, stay at the Gruene Mansion Inn to catch live entertainment at Gruene Hall,...

10. Phoenix Saloon

Established in 1871, The Phoenix Saloon was the first bar in Texas to serve women, and is still going strong almost 150 years later. Enjoy its historic bar, chili parlor and famous live music nights. 

Phoenix Saloon

As featured on The Travel Channel and Food Network, the Phoenix Saloon is a historic bar, restaurant and music venue. Although famous...