A small, curly-haired dog in a life jacket stands on a paddleboard in the river in New Braunfels. A young woman and her dog pose for a photo overlooking the river on the Faust Street Bridge in New Braunfels, Texas. A dachshund dog wearing goggles and a biker vest poses for a photo on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle, ready for a ride on River Road in New Braunfels!

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Enjoying a paddleboarding adventure on the river!

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Taking in the views at the Faust Street Bridge.

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Ready for a drive down River Road!

      

Dog-Friendly Places in New Braunfels and Gruene

A Week Away With Fido

New Braunfels is known as a great family vacation destination, but did you know it's a great place to bring your four-legged friends too?! There are plenty of dog-friendly places in New Braunfels! Grabbing brunch, hiking through the Texas Hill Country, or taking a float down one of our two cool, crystal-clear rivers is more fun when you bring the whole family – including the furry family members!

New Braunfels is home to many restaurants, attractions, and accommodations that not only allow, but encourage you to bring Fido along. From dog-friendly restaurants to river parks, you're sure to find your dog's favorite spot in New Braunfels!

We've compiled a list of dog-friendly restaurants, bars, attractions, and parks to help you plan a paw-some trip to New Braunfels! For a list of boarding, grooming, and veterinary facilities in New Braunfels, click here

Come! Sit! Stay! Start by finding a dog-friendly place to stay, then the world is your oyster! Or tennis ball. What we're trying to say is you and your pup are going to love New Braunfels!

Pet-friendly Hotels, Resorts, Bed & Breakfasts, Motels, and Vacation Rentals in New Braunfels:
Baymont by Wyndham New Braunfels
Candlewood Suites New Braunfels
Comal River Cottages
Days Inn
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
Garden Inn of New Braunfels
La Quinta Inn & Suites
Motel 6 New Braunfels
Quality Inn & Suites
Ramada
Red Roof Inn New Braunfels
Rodeway Inn
Travelodge Inn & Suites
Sophie's Gasthaus

Many other accommodations found on Airbnb and VRBO are pet-friendly too – Just be sure to check with the host before you pack Fido's bags!

Restaurants and bars with dog-friendly patios:
7 Monk's Café - Indian & Mediterranean
Adobe Verde
Dos Rios Mexican Bar & Grill
Inferno's Wood Fired Oven & Spirits
Muck & Fuss Craft Beer and Burger Bar
Naturally Cafe
Old River City Cafe
Pour Haus Patio Bar
River's Edge Steakhouse
Huisache Grill and Wine Bar
Krause's Cafe
Guadalupe Brewing Company
Faust Brewing Company
5 Stones Brewery
Gruene Grove
Tin Top Burgers & Beer

Attractions:
Stars & Stripes Drive-In theatre
Tubing – Call river outfitters for their dog policies
Natural Bridge Caverns – Leashed dogs are welcome on park grounds and in picnic areas! Crates are available to keep Fido safe while you head underground into the caverns.
New Braunfels Farmers Market – Held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Float In – A chill river hangout with food & drinks!

Parks & Trails:
Fischer Park
Landa Park
Cypress Bend Park
New Braunfels Puppy Playland
Panther Canyon Nature Trail
Hinman Island Park
Prince Solms Park

Please note that dogs are not allowed in waterways at Landa Park or Fischer Park. 

Campgrounds and RV Parks:
2nd Crossing Camp
Guadalupe Canoe Livery
Hill Country Cottage & RV Resort
Kane's Ol' River Hideaway
Landa RV & Campground
Mystic Quarry Resort
R and R Campground
River Road Camp
River Ranch RV Resort
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park - Hill Country, TX
York Creek RV Park
 

While New Braunfels is a great place to bring your dogs, the safety and comfort of your furry friend come first! Texas summers are notoriously hot... even without a fur coat! Fortunately, there are plenty of places to cool down in the shade or splash in the water during the hottest hours of the day.

Most restaurants will provide a bowl of fresh, cool water (and maybe even a treat!) to keep Fido hydrated and happy. Many river outfitters will allow you to rent a tube for your dog, but be sure Fido is prepared for a long day on the water! 

If you plan to float, paddleboard, kayak, canoe, or raft with your dog, we suggest bringing some essentials:

  • A leash – Comal Country requires all dogs to be leashed. Dogs running loose are subject to a fine.
  • A dog lifejacket – it keeps Fido safe AND looks adorable!
  • Extra water – Would you want to drink river water?
  • Dog treats – swimming makes dogs hungry, too!
  • A backup plan – not all dogs love water recreation as much as humans!

Now that you know all the best places to bring Fido, it's time to plan your trip to New Braunfels. 

 

 

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