Your day-by-day guide to a splashin' good time, right here in New Braunfels!
Planning vacations can be, well... hard. So, let us do the work! Heres your 7-day itinerary to the best possible Spring Break, right here in New Braunfels, Texas!
Day 1: Relax, You're on River Time
There is no better way to kick off your Hill Country Spring Break then diving right into one of our two beautiful flowing rivers. Perfectly located between Comal River and Guadalupe River, New Braunfels a great spot for water recreational activities and cultivating appreciation for natural resources! The Comal River is spring fed and offers a consistent float experience with limited rapids, while the Guadalupe River is fed by releases from Canyon Lake which can vary and offers a more rugged experience. Whichever you fancy, choose your float & get out there!
Day 2: Gruene, Texas is Calling Your Name
Right in the middle of New Braunfels, you can find the Gruene Historic District at the Water Tower -- uniquely preserved to provide an experience that has the signature seal of the Lone Star State you won't soon forget! Gruene has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, with many of the buildings being awarded a Texas Medallion from the Texas Historical Commission. At the heart of it all lays Gruene Hall, the oldest continually operated dance hall in Texas, where you can shuffle across the original hardwood floors. And, aside from the Hall, Gruene is chalked full with plenty of shops, restaurants, and to-die-for happy hours -- its easy to see why it has been recognized as a premiere attraction for visitors by the Texas Travel Industry.
Day 3: Head South to Natural Bridge Caverns & Wildlife Ranch
Just a mere 15 minutes south you will find Natural Bridge Caverns & Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. While these guys are neighbors -- they are sure to deliver two very different experiences! Whether you fancy zipping on the Twisted Trails 60 feet high above Texas, exploring 180 feet below ground in one of the many tours offered at the Caverns, or exploring through the drive-thru "African Safari, Texas Style" to witness the vast 450-acres of free-roaming exotic animals, you are sure to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy!
Day 4: Gone Golfing
Take it to the green! Surrounded by the scenic Comal Springs, Landa Park Golf Course offers an 18-hole public course, spread out across 122-acres of Texas Hill Country views. Each hole has a set of four tees, sculpted fairways, bunkers and water hazards to not only challenge the most seasoned player, but allow for the novice in us all to enjoy with an unforgettable experience!
Golf isn't your thing? No problem -- while those in your party play a round, pop over to Landa Park. There you can rest at the picnic facilities under the shade of giant, ancient oaks trees, walk on the parks' trails, ride a miniature train that takes you around the 51-acre park, play miniature golf, hangout at the playground, or take one of the paddle boats out to see the Comal Springs. You never know, you may even see the rest of your party while you're out!
Day 5: Catch Some Rays at Schlitterbahn USA
51 rivers, slides, and chutes (separated between two distinct sections) make up the largest and most eclectic collection of water rides in the world, right here in New Braunfels, Texas! The Original section of Schlitterbahn, powered by the cool 72 degree natural river water from the Comal River, offers miles of lazy rivers and several water playgrounds for the youngins while supplying perfect shade from natural tree canopies for those on the sidelines. While the other section boasts rides for the more adventurous like the Boogie Bahn, Sky Coaster, Torrent wave rider, and the Master Blaster Water Coaster! Let the kiddos, and the kiddo in you, hop on the free tram to take you back and forth as you experience the fun in both sections.
Day 6: Catch a Ride on the Hill Country Craft Beer Trail
The Texas Hill Country is home to a variety of breweries as unique and diverse as the landscape that surrounds them. Renowned for its thriving wine scene, the Hill Country has recently enjoyed the rise of an amazing Texas craft beer movement. Experience the best craft beer in the Hill Country with the the help of the breweries who call it home. What're you waiting for? Get drinkin'!
Day 7: Wrap-Up & Reflect: What an Awesome Vacation!
Stop in at one of our fabulous downtown eateries, like the unique Krauses Cafe & Biergarten offering over 70 beers on tap, to reflect on and enjoy all the memories you've made during Spring Break 2020!
While we are sad to see you go -- we look forward to hosting you, and your family, again during all seasons! (But, we gotta admit, the river is a good amenity to enjoy this time of year!)