Top Destinations For Summer Fun In New Braunfels

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This small town is in the heart of Texas Hill Country and was founded by German settlers in the 1800s. The Comal River has always provided most of the water activities for the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, which consists of about 70-acres of family fun and wet adventures. If you are looking more a relaxing day, then visit the Downtown New Braunfels area. This is the perfect match for a much needed personal day. Whatever you choose, your summer days will never be dull in New Braunfels!

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

In 1966, with the help of a spring-fed river in the Texas Hill Country, Bob and Billye Henry and their children would accidentally create the world’s first water resort. The Schlitterbahn Waterpark is in New Braunfels, Texas and is spread over the scenic area along the Comal River. This family-owned resort and water park has been nationally recognized over the last 15 years as being one of the best water parks in the world. It is constantly growing and offers new attractions every summer. You will be able to enjoy over 3 miles of tubing fun along the Comal River.

If you are feeling spontaneous, take a whirl on one of their 17 different water slides. Seven kids water playgrounds are available for children. You will also be able to enjoy the world’s first ever surfing machine as well as three uphill water coasters. Visitors can also choose to spend the night at the luxurious resort. It features cabins, hotel rooms, action homes and treehouse suites. See a full list of water park prices and schedule here.

Downtown New Braunfels

When exploring the city of New Braunfels this summer, you will notice the quirky mix of residential homes, historic buildings, and great entertainment options. Walking through downtown, you will find Naegelin’s Bakery which is the oldest Texas bakery. During the last 40 years or so, the city has spent a lot of time and effort in making the downtown Main Street the place to be. The area stretches from Seguin Avenue from one underpass to another across ten blocks of San Antonio St. until it meets the main plaza. This area is covered with fountains, sculptures, and music pavilions.

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo

One of the finest animal conservation zoos in the nation the Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo. It is a great way to spend a summer day! The “Snake Farm” has been one of the most prominent attractions for over half a century in this region. For a look at events going on near the zoo check out the event calendar.


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