German and Texan cultures blend with fun things to do in New Braunfels

German street names, summer biergartens, and annual festivals like Wurstfest combine the character of New Braunfels's German namesake with the charm and beauty of Texas Hill Country. Stay at the Country Inn & Suites to enjoy the Old World heritage of the Historic District of Gruene, which features the ruins of the original gristmill and live music at the Gruene Hall. Those in search of more modern things to do can check out Schlitterbahn Waterpark, spelunk in the Natural Bridge Caverns, test the waters at Canyon Lake, or see the Guadalupe and Comal rivers. New Braunfels is also an easy drive from Austin, located 40 miles north, and San Antonio, just 25 miles south. Houston is a three-hour drive to the east, providing guests with plenty of entertainment.

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Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo

6.74 mi / 10.84 km from the hotel
In addition to venomous and non-venomous snakes, Animal World features lemurs, crocodiles, wolves, and zebras.

Canyon Lake

14.66 mi / 23.59 km from the hotel
Rent a boat and tour the lake or find the perfect fishing spot. You'll also see swimmers, parasailers, and scuba divers at this popular water attraction.

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards

11.77 mi / 18.94 km from the hotel
The family owners of this vineyard in Texas Hill Country are recognized statewide as pioneers of Black Spanish winemaking.

Gruene Historic District

2.38 mi / 3.83 km from the hotel
Spend an afternoon perusing antiques and specialty shops in Gruene's historic district. Check the calendar to catch a live show, or plan a wine-tasting trip with friends.

Landa Park

2.46 mi / 3.95 km from the hotel
At Landa Park, you can rent paddleboats, play mini golf, and ride a little locomotive.

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

14.71 mi / 23.68 km from the hotel
Lemur Island and the giraffe barn are just some of the many fascinating stops you'll find at this educational and entertaining animal sanctuary.

New Braunfels Square

0.49 mi / 0.79 km from the hotel
The city's central plaza is the destination for local events, and downtown's many restaurants and shops make it a popular place to hang out.

SeaWorld San Antonio

40.51 mi / 65.19 km from the hotel
Take an unforgettable day trip to San Antonio’s SeaWorld, where you can experience wild rides, attend impressive shows, and see enthralling animals up close.

Texas Ski Ranch

5.24 mi / 8.43 km from the hotel
Weather doesn't limit the Texas Ski Ranch. This 70-acre action sports complex offers trampolines, a paintball course and a skate park in addition to its snowy slopes.

The Bandit Golf Club

5.64 mi / 9.08 km from the hotel
Bring your game to The Bandit. While scenery like Long Creek and Lake McQueeney add great views to the course, they also create additional challenges along the way.

Tanger Outlets

10.23 mi / 16.46 km from the hotel
Browse outlet stores like Calvin Klein, LOFT, and Torrid to dress yourself from head to toe.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

2.07 mi / 3.34 km from the hotel
Guests young and old enjoy splashing around this exciting waterpark featuring 51 rivers, rides, slides, and chutes.