Have a Great Time in New Braunfels!


This page is a great reference for friends or family about to come to New Braunfels for a visit. Locals will find it of use as well. Here are my favorite things to do in New Braunfels!!!

New Braunfels is known for tubing along the river, Gruene dance hall and for being halfway between Austin and San Antonio.

Have a Great Time In New Braunfels

New Braunfels Attractions


1. Listen to Live Music at Gruene Hall!


Gruene Hall was built in 1878. It's is Texas’ oldest continually operating and most famous dance hall. Not much has physically changed since the Hall was first built. The 6,000 square foot dance hall with a high pitched tin roof with side flaps for open air dancing, a bar in the front and a small lighted stage in the back. When in rome!

Gruene Hall on TripAdvisor
Gruene Hall Website

Get Directions: 1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130

2. Go Tubing on the River!


Have a relaxing time tubing down the Comal and Guadalupe rivers! For best experience go on a hot summer's day and rent a tube. Use sunblock, a life vest and stay hydrated. Review additional tips to prepare at the New Braunfels vistor site below. They also have a list of vendors to choose from.
New Braunfels Convention & Visitors Bureau


Close to New Braunfels


1. Explore the Natural Bridge Caverns!


Take a guided tour through huge underground chambers. Find your way through one of the only permanent outdoor mazes in Texas. Pan for treasure, like miners panned for gold. Or, test your balance, agility and strength against our ropes course and zip rails.

Natural Bridge Caverns on TripAdvisor
Natural Bridge Caverns Website

Get Directions: 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road, Natural Bridge Caverns, TX 78266

New Braunfels Restaurants


1. Gristmill River Restaurant [American (Traditional), Southern, Bars]


The Gristmill is one of my favorite restaurants in New Braunfels. Whether you have Texas torpedos, bacon wrapped filet or ahi tuna, the food is fantastic. I love eating outside in the trees by the river.
Gristmill Restaurant on Yelp
Gristmill Restaurant Menu

Get Directions: 1287 Gruene Rd New Braunfels, TX 78130

2. Muck & Fuss [Burgers, Gastropubs & Tacos]


Muck & Fuss is one of my favorite restuarants in New Braunfels. I typically order the 'Jalapeño & Cheese Fritters' and the 'Steak House Burger'.
Muck & Fuss on Yelp
Muck & Fuss Menu

Get Directions: 295 East San Antonio Ste 101 New Braunfels, TX 78130

3. Pasha Mediterranean Grill [Persian/Iranian, Middle Eastern]


OK, Pasha is not technically in New Braunfels. It's in Selma, about 20 miles away. I go there about once a week and order their 'Gyro Plate' with an iced tea. That's it. Awesome!
Pasha Mediterranean Grill on Yelp
Pasha Mediterranean Grill Menu

Get Directions: 15069 I 35 Ste 202 Selma, TX 78154

4. Clear Springs Restaurant [Seafood, American (Traditional), Bars]


I go to Clear Springs to relax. My favorite place to sit is the crows nest with a view of the first floor. Their onion rings are amazing. Order the small size. It's plenty for two people. The 'Texas' size is massive. I'm a big fan of their grilled catfish. What's not to like?!!!
Clear Springs Restaurant on Yelp
Clear Springs Restaurant Menu

Get Directions: 1692 Hwy 46 S, New Braunfels, TX 78130

5. La Cosecha Mexican Table [New Mexican Cuisine, Cocktail Bars]


La Cosecha is a great sit-down Mexican restuarant here in New Braunfels. Good portions, excellent quality. Nuff said!
La Cosecha on Yelp
La Cosecha Menu

Get Directions: 505 Business Ih 35 N New Braunfels, TX 78130

6. El Pollo Rico [Chicken Shop & Mexican]


I love to get take-out at El Pollo Rico. The service is quick and the quality of food is high. I typically order the 'Carne Asada Taco Plate' or the 'Chicken Taco Plate'.
El Pollo Rico on Yelp
El Pollo Rico Menu

Get Directions: 1070 I-35BL New Braunfels, TX 78130

7. Fork and Spoon [Breakfast & Brunch, American]


Fork and Spoon is my favorite place to get breakfast in New Braunfels. Lots of options on their menu.
Fork and Spoon on Yelp
Fork and Spoon Menu

Get Directions: 651 N Business IH35 Ste 1150 New Braunfels, TX 78130

8. Baan Oy [Thai and Vietnamese]


Baan Oy is a great Thai restaurant. I typically get take-out with Chicken Satay as an appetizer, Chicken Kaeng Dang (Thai Red Curry) and Sticky Rice.
Baan Oy on Yelp
Baan Oy Menu

Get Directions: 272 FM 306 STE 128 New Braunfels, TX 78130



Gruene, New Braunfels Texas
Gruene, New Braunfels TX


Gruene Hall, New Braunfels Texas
Gruene Hall, New Braunfels TX


Gristmill Restaurant, New Braunfels Texas
Gristmill Restaurant, New Braunfels TX


Clear Springs Restaurant, New Braunfels Texas
Clear Springs Restaurant, New Braunfels TX


Krause's Cafe, New Braunfels Texas
Krause's Cafe, New Braunfels TX


New Braunfels Jeep Club
New Braunfels Jeep Club


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