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Things to do in New Braunfels

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beer Garden
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“Oldest Dance Hall in Texas, Great Music Venue, Close to many other attractions in Historical Gruene.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Top rated Waterparks in the United States, with unique water coasters. Great for all ages from toddler to senior adults. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Restaurant in Historic Gruene, sits on the River, great ambiance, great service and terrific food and drink.”
  • 63 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is must for great food and beverages. Rooted in historical New Braunfels . Can handle large tables of 10 ish. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Beautiful town with lots of country music history. Famous for Gruene Hall where artists like Willy Nelson and George Strait have played. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“walking distance to the hotel, spring-fed river that starts and ends within the city limits. Popular tourist destination and locals love it too!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful place to visit. Nature lovers of all ages can enjoy the walking path, Panther Canyon hike, miniature train ride, playground, natural spring for the Comal river, wading/swimming hole, giant oaks, walking arboretum tour, golf course, and so much more!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“New Braunfels. THE best seafood ever! Located in the old Post Office, totally refurbed and gorgeous. $$$”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Great nite life, place to have some drinks, watch a game and or listen to live music.”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Gruene. Great service, beautiful building, excellent food. Ask for a table, overlooking the Guadalupe River. American food. $$$”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
“This historic bakery has been in operation since the 1850's in downtown New Braunfels. The selection is HUGE and the recipes have been handed down for over a century! Your host's fav is the Apple Strudel. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Rockin’ R is a popular outfitter in New Braunfels for tubes, rafts, kayaks and standup paddle boards. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cinema
“Small intimate theater where you can order lunch or dinner to enjoy while you watch your movie. Theaters are small and they fill up fast so buy your tickets on line or get there early. The popcorn is bottomless and is so good!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Originally established in 1871, The Phoenix Saloon was the first bar in Texas to serve women. A historic Texas bar, chili parlor and live music venue.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Locally owned German restaurant in down town New Braunfels. A variety of deer on tap, great food, awesome atmosphere. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great drinks and the best french fries in Gruene! Try the "Grown Up" grilled cheese sandwich!”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Restaurant in Historic Gruene, sits on the River, great ambiance, great service and terrific food and drink.”
  • 63 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is must for great food and beverages. Rooted in historical New Braunfels . Can handle large tables of 10 ish. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“New Braunfels. THE best seafood ever! Located in the old Post Office, totally refurbed and gorgeous. $$$”
  • 24 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Gruene. Great service, beautiful building, excellent food. Ask for a table, overlooking the Guadalupe River. American food. $$$”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“Originally established in 1871, The Phoenix Saloon was the first bar in Texas to serve women. A historic Texas bar, chili parlor and live music venue.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Locally owned German restaurant in down town New Braunfels. A variety of deer on tap, great food, awesome atmosphere. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Great drinks and the best french fries in Gruene! Try the "Grown Up" grilled cheese sandwich!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The best Fried Catfish, and Shrimp in the area. Favorites: Shrimp Trio, Fish Tacos, and don't pass up the onion rings, and hush puppies. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

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