Great Destinations: New Braunfels

New Braunfels

Photo by Jeff Gunn (Flickr Creative Commons)

Taking the kids out for a summer vacation is always a pleasure. To get them out and experience new things and watch them having fun us always a bonus for me. Here in Texas there are so many destinations that are kid-friendly and RV-friendly, it’s hard to choose which ones to write about. The best part about it? Everything is with a few hours of driving! Today I’m going to focus on a great little city south of Austin, but just north of San Antonio. New Braunfels is a city that embraces its small town charm and its German heritage. Here are a few places you should definitely take your little road-trippers (and big ones, too!):


This place has been a constant summer destination for many members of the PPL family. 65 acres of rides including more water slides than you can count, endless rivers, even adult pools with swim-up bars, and more. During the summer, this place is packed to the gills and it’s totally worth it.

Comal & Guadalupe Rivers

There are 2 rivers that run through the city of New Braunfels and so many things you can do in the water. Swimming, fishing, tubing, skiing, kayaking, or even relaxing by the waterfront listening to the water are all acceptable activities.

Natural Bridge Caverns

An amazing tour of underground caverns, perfect for a family outing. You can also search for minerals and gems using their mining equipment and can keep anything you find! Also you can climb, hike, rappel and explore the natural beauty thousands of years in the making. I love this place because it is just a reminder of how breath-taking our world is!

Gruene Hall

If you like to go dancing, Gruene Hall is the place to go. It’s been open continually since 1878 and is an internationally recognized tourist attraction. This place has had some legendary performers grace its stage, names like Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddly, Merle Haggard or Kris Kristofferson. If you get a chance, visit and step into a great piece of history.

Also, while you’re in New Braunfels, stop by our store and say “Hello”! (You didn’t think I’d write about New Braunfels and let you forget about us, did you?)

What do you like to do when you’re in town?

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1 Comment

  1. David Jackman

    Diana, the next time you are in the New Braunfels area, give us a call. We live in Canyon Lake now, and Dorothy Barlow lives near so Sandy can take care of her. We would love you to drop by for a while and tell lies about the old days. Stay safe!

    David & Sandy Jackman

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