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Austin is known as the live music capital of the world, and this is evident as soon as you land in Austin. Likely, you will see a country music performer playing in the lounge area, as well as hear them while picking up your baggage.
Austin is the closest major airport to Gruene, and from there you can head straight down I-35 to New Braunfels, then exit and head to Gruene.
Written Jun 26, 2008
Rockin R is the greatest tourist trap in New Braunfels.
Its the main outfitter on the river and during the weekends will charge you 10 dollars to park, and 16-18 dollars a tube, plus another 18 dollars to rent a tube for a cooler. It is cheaper to go buy a tube for a 1 time use than to pay this ridiculous price. It is the most popular and will be the most crowded but avoid at all costs on the Guadalupe. By the time you give them all your cash and wait in their ridiculous long lines and wait for shuttles to take you where you need to go the fun of floating seems to have been long forgotton
Unique Suggestions: Get ready to wait in line and shell out a lot of wasted cash. Buy beer and other beverages, smokes, food, hats, sandals, you name it before you get there. Also, use the main one on river road in Gruene. Parking at "the double" rockin r only takes more time to get onto the river. If you choose the short float back to the double its funner to ride the bus back after a few drinks and a couple of hours on the river.
Fun Alternatives: Jerrys has always hooked big groups of us up. We called ahead a couple of times and they were more than willing to give us a couple of free toobs for coolers and free parking since we always have 12-20 people floating. Jerrys is up on 1st crossing off of river road.
Written Aug 16, 2005
Luggage and bags: This will likely just be a day trip for you from Austin or San Antonio, so you should not need luggage.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: During the month of March, you can expect the possibility of rain, however the weather will be getting warm. The humidity was high when we visited, however the temperature also remained high. I would recommend wearing short sleeves, but possibly keeping a light rain jacket with you in case of storm. Comfortable walking shoes are a good idea, and if you are going toobing, make sure you also bring a second pair of shoes or sport sandals for your time in the river.
Written Apr 9, 2008
One thing you will learn very quickly when you enter the Gruene Historical District is that this is actually the Off the Beaten Path location for people heading to Austin and San Antonio, TX.
Top Activities in Gruene:
Shopping for Texas Artifacts
Two-Stepping at Gruene Hall
Eating a Chicken Fried Steak at the Gristmill
Written Jun 26, 2008