Enjoying a paddleboarding adventure on the river!
Taking in the views at the Faust Street Bridge.
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!
Baymont by Wyndham New Braunfels
Candlewood Suites New Braunfels
Comal River Cottages
Garden Inn of New Braunfels
La Quinta Inn & Suites
Motel 6 New Braunfels
Quality Inn & Suites
Travelodge Inn & Suites
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!
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.
2nd Crossing Camp
Guadalupe Canoe Livery
Sun Outdoors Texas Hill Country
Kane's Ol' River Hideaway
Landa RV & Campground
Mystic Quarry Resort
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.