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, and Motels:
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

Many vacation rentals, such as those rented through Airbnb, 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*

*Currently Closed. Last updated 8/19/20.
Many restaurants are operating with limited hours due to COVID-19. Please check with each business directly to confirm their hours of operation.

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*

*Currently Closed. Last updated 8/19/20.

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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