Top Things to Do in New Braunfels for Spring Break: Written by Laurie Jarrett, Keller Williams New Braunfels Texas Real Estate , 830-515-0728

New Braunfels Tubing

If you’re looking for something to do for Spring Break this year, why not visit New Braunfels? New Braunfels is conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio and visitors are finding it stands alone as a destination for fun activities for the entire family. Here are a few suggestions to help you plan your trip:

Photo Courtesy of Schlitterbahn
Photo Courtesy of Schlitterbahn
1. Schlitterbahn Waterpark: No visit to New Braunfels would be complete without a visit to the famous waterpark situated in downtown New Braunfels. For Spring Break 2016, March 12th-20th & 25th-27th the Blastenhoff portion of the park is open to visitors from 10:00-5:00 pm daily. Schlitterbahn offers free parking, free tubes, and is open to visitors who wish to bring in food for a picnic. There are lots of places to hang out all day at Schlitterbahn. You may choose to rent a cabana for the day or stay in the resort and have unlimited access to the park. Or, you can always park yourself at one of the two heated pools with swim up bars in the Blastenhoff section…that’s always MY favorite part!

2. Snake Farm & Animal World Zoo: OK, this place may have been featured on Dirty Jobs, but these people take their jobs seriously and have lots of love and care for their animals. As a self-diagnosed Germaphobe, I have to say, the thought of a petting zoo makes me antsy, but this place is cool. I don’t hesitate to jump in and hold a ball python, pet a baby otter, talk to a Macaw, dodge a peacock or marvel at the white lions. I just don’t feed the animals anymore because those Billy Goats get SERIOUS about their food! My whole family loves the Animal World Zoo. You’ll rarely get a chance to be this up and close with this many animals. Put this one on your list of things to do in New Braunfels.

Cade at Animal World Zoo and Snake Farm in New Braunfels holing a Ball Python
Cade at Animal World Zoo and Snake Farm in New Braunfels holding a Ball Python

3. Gruene, TX: Grab your boots, y’all! This Spring Break is jam packed with activities at Gruene Hall and the Gruene Historic Distric.

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Photo courtesy ofgruenemansioninn.com
Let’s start with Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall on March 11th…because we take our weekends seriously in New Braunfels. Gather around with locals, tourists, oldsters, hipsters, youngsters and enjoy great Texas Tunes from KNBT, good beer specials and giveaways at this popular Happy Hour followed by a live show with The Trishas. Sunday at the Hall is Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist featuring Gospel tunes from Bret Graham and brunch from The Gristmill. Tuesday the 15th, get over to the Hall for Two Ton Tuesday with Swing Dance Lessons and dancing the night away to live music from Two Tons of Steel. Thursday the 17th, enjoy St.Patty’s Day at Mozie’s Bar and Restaurant and Come and Taste it at The Grapevine. Last, stick around for the weekend of the 18th-20th for another round of Friday Afternoon Club, two nights of Roger Creager in concert and Gruene Market Days. WHEW! And, if that’s not enough to do in Gruene, you can always shop til you drop!

4.Natural Bridge Caverns and Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch: Fun at the Caverns includes tours of all the caves, gem & fossil mining, the maze, a canopy challenge, a bat flight, an old-fashioned parlor, General Store and trading post.

Photo courtesy of naturalbridgecaverns.com
Photo courtesy of naturalbridgecaverns.com
With the cooler temperatures, it’s a great time to go on a safari through the Wildlife Ranch! With 450 acres, over 500 animals, 40 exotic animals and endangered species, this is one ride you won’t forget as you experience nature and the beauty of the Texas Hill Country.

5.Float the Comal River from Texas Tubes: Texas Tubes offers a great location to launch your tube into the crystal clear waters of Comal River. With parking and tube rentals from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., all you need to do is jump in!

Photo courtesy of texastubes.com
Photo courtesy of texastubes.com
Contrary to popular belief, the previous ban on disposable containers has been reversed and now you can bring your food and drinks in disposable containers, but there are a few rules you should remember: no littering, no glass, no styrofoam, no plastic containers 5 oz or less,coolers must be lockable, no volume drinking containers (i.e. beer bongs), noise devices may not be audible beyond 50 ft., and no jumping from bridges, dams, tree or cliffs. And here’s my one tip: when you hit the tube chute, hang on tight and sit low and centered. You can thank me later.

During your visit to New Braunfels, you may very well fall in love with our town. Don’t worry, most people do. When you’re ready to Move to New Braunfels TX, call Laurie Jarrett at 830-515-0728 and I’ll help you find your own little piece of our paradise!

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