Plan Your Girls Trip in New Braunfels

From day spas to dance halls, New Braunfels makes girlfriend getaways unforgettable.

A girls-only getaway calls for a destination with plenty of charm – and plenty of ways to make great memories. With a colorful mix of options to wine, dine and unwind, New Braunfels is an ideal setting for best friends to recharge and reconnect. Whether your group is gathering for a bachelorette party, a milestone birthday or just a much-needed get-together, New Braunfels offers plenty of ways to celebrate in style.

New Braunfels blends historical charm and modern fun. The city dates back to the mid-1800s, when German settlers founded the town on the Texas frontier. Today, this eclectic community reflects both its European roots and the rugged beauty of the Texas Hill Country. Start your adventure in the city’s vibrant downtown. Full of character, with historic architecture housing one-of-a-kind shops, art galleries, speakeasies, and eateries, plan to spend time wandering and exploring here.

Just north of downtown, the Gruene Historic District includes shopping, dining and entertainment in an authentic Hill Country setting. Browse through shops, sample wines, check out the wares of local artisans and visit Texas’ oldest dance hall, serving up live music daily.             


With boutiques and antiques galore, New Braunfels is a shopper’s dream. The Downtown Antique Mall brings together more than 40 dealers in everything from home décor and furnishings to memorabilia. The Local in downtown New Braunfels sources artisan-made goods, apparel, books, art and gifts. If you're looking for a touch of country style in a historic downtown setting, you'll want to check out the Dancing Pony Boutique


New Braunfels is home to a thriving performing arts scene. Catch a show at Gruene Hall, Whitewater Amphitheater or the historic Brauntex Theatre downtown. Many of the city’s pubs and clubs also regularly feature live music.

Channel your inner artists as you create your own masterpieces at Painting with a Twist or at one of the city’s pottery studios.

  • Happy Hour at Sidecar

  • Shopping at Dancing Pony

  • Cheese Tasting at Gourmage


If a little self-care is in order, you’re in the right place. Facials, massages, skin rejuvenation treatments and more are on the menu at the city’s day spas, including The Retreat Day Spa, Gaston’s Salon & Spa, or Agape Day Spa. Strengthen your mind-body connection at Laurel Grace Yoga, an independently owned studio in downtown New Braunfels. Build strength and flexibility at Pure Barre or one of the city’s Pilates studios.


After a morning workout (or just sleeping in), enjoy a late breakfast or lunch. Comfort food with a twist is on the menu at the Buttermilk Cafe, with breakfast classics and delectable salads, entrees, and sandwiches. 2Tarts Bakery creates scratch-made baked goods (including gluten-free and vegan options), gourmet coffee, and breakfast items.

New Braunfels’ culinary scene is earning national acclaim. McAdoo’s Seafood Company is an elegant, upscale option in a converted 1915-era post office. Huisache Grill’s menu offers contemporary cuisine with fresh regional ingredients in an intimate, casual setting, while Texas Bistro dishes up New American fare with a Texas flair. The Gristmill River Restaurant serves Texas-style favorites from a former cotton gin perched above the Guadalupe River.

Whether your group has a taste for creative cocktails, locally brewed craft beer, or Texas wines – you’ll find them here. Just south of town, 5 Stones Artisan Brewery offers a unique selection of brews in an oak-studded beer garden. Sample the fast-growing world of Texas wines at Dry Comal Creek Winery & Vineyards, with a picturesque tasting room and patio nestled among the vines. 


At the end of the day, choose from a full array of lodging options, including amenity-packed hotels, bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, vacation homes and cabins, and more. Find the perfect spot for your gals at

Wherever your girls-only adventure takes you #InNewBraunfels, it’s sure to inspire plenty of great memories – and a return visit. 


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