Hill Country Living

10 Things in New Braunfels You Can't Miss

Posted by Vintage Oaks
02.20.13

Vintage Oaks is a master-planned community located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail, just a short drive away from both San Antonio and Austin. The community provides several amenities including two pools, a lazy river, walking trails, an amenity center and more. Vintage Oaks is the perfect residential neighborhood to build your family's dream custom home and enjoy all the best that New Braunfels and the Texas Hill Country have to offer. With so many wonderful things to do here, it is hard to narrow it to just ten. However, we've shared our favorites with you and invite you to come discover how you can live life to the fullest at Vintage Oaks.

1. The Original Schlitterbahn - This famous waterpark is literally minutes from your front door when you live at Vintage Oaks. Fun for the entire family, Schlitterbahn has been a major Central Texas attraction for decades, featuring tube chutes, water slides, lazy river, beachfront and more.

2. Gruene Hall - Built in 1878, Gruene Hall is a short drive from New Braunfels and is the oldest continually running dance hall in Texas, and the Central Texas birthplace of many great songwriters, including George Strait, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Robert Earl Keen and many more.

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3. San Marcos Premium Outlets and Tanger Outlet Mall - You can truly find anything you're looking for here with 140 outlet stores at the San Marcos Premium Outlets and Tanger with over 400 brand stores. Stores include Neiman Marcus, Michael Kors, Prada, Saks Fifth Avenue, Calvin Klein, LOFT, Tommy Hilfiger and more.

4. Gruene Historic District - Gruene is on the National Register of Historic places and is home to charming bed and breakfasts, excellent dining, antique and specialty shops, monthly market days with local artisans and vendors, and the famous dance hall, Gruene Hall.

5. Dry Comal Creek Vineyards - Opened in 1998 by Franklin and Bonnie Houser as a retirement project, Dry Comal Creek is home to the Texas pioneers of Black Spanish grape wine. Dry Comal Creek Vineyards is a small boutique wine producer that makes small lots of wine to produce the best possible wine.

6. Guadalupe and Comal Rivers - Whether you enjoy tubing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming or fishing, you can take your pick in New Braunfels with two of the major Central Texas Rivers flowing through the area. Tube and other water craft rental places abound for those that want to spend a day lazing on the river.

7. Whitewater Amphitheater - What better place to take in a show then on the water and under the stars. The venue features the main Whitewater stage, Creekside stage and a Biergarten.

8. Wurstfest - An annual New Braunfels tradition since 1961 celebrating the area's German heritage and culture with food, fun, special events and the finest Alpine and Bavarian style entertainment. The 2013 event will take place November 1 – 10.

9. Landa Park - Landa Park is a 51 acre park that offers picnic facilities under the shade of giant, ancient oak trees. Visitors can enjoy a walk or jog on the park trails, ride the miniature train, or enjoy a paddle.

10. Natural Bridge Caverns - Discovered in 1960, this underground cavern system is one of Texas' top attractions with a number of tours available, including the discovery tour, hidden passage tour, adventure tours and more.

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