Guadalupe River State Park
A scenic drive on Hwy 46 brings you to the Guadalupe River State Park. I have not yet experienced this place on a hot summer weekend, but early Spring on a weekend is blissfully serene. There are several choices of wide dirt trails which meander through the trees and lush fields. You may be sharing the trail with horses. There is also a trail that hugs the river and many private picnic places as well as picnic tables scattered throughout the park. Camping is available.
Price for the day is $6 per person (dogs are free!)
- Water Sports
- Hiking and Walking
Be sure to take a tubing trip...
Be sure to take a tubing trip down the Guadelupe River. Go to Gruene and the folks will direct you to the 'Rockin R' river rafts. Afterward, go into Gruene and shop. Good restaurants 'Adobe Verde' (Mexican)...the Gristmill (Southwestern).. Also take a walking tour and visit the General store and antique shope. Very nice people...very laid back
San Marcos lies in Hays County at the edge of the Hill Country, north of New Braunfels. Studies have proven San Marcos to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in North America. The town has gone from a gristmill, sawmill and cotton farming town to quite a modern little city.
Canyon Lake is located in Comal County approximately 12 miles northeast of New Braunfels and 20 miles North of San Antonio. It is one of the deepest lakes in Texas and because of the clarity of the water, it is a popular destination for divers as well as providing all forms of water recreation.
Austin is the capital of the state of Texas and is a beautiful city surrounded by hills, valleys and lakes which run through the city and is found north of New Braunfels.
More than 100 live music venues offer evening performances making Austin the “Live Music Capital of the World'.
San Antonio is the eighth largest city in the U.S. and the third biggest in Texas, south of San Marcos. The famed River Walk, Tower of the Americas, the Mercado Mexican-style marketplace, theme parks, art museums are well patronised. Of course the Alamo is also here.
Gruene is a small town just outside of New Braunfels. Many people flock there on the weekends in good weather to eat at the Gristmill and to listen to music at Gruene Hall. Gruene Hall is the oldest continually operating dance hall in Texas and is a great place to get that authentic Texas feel if you are from out of town. The Gristmill is right behind Gruene Hall and offers spectacular views of the Guadalupe River. The menu consists of burgers, chicken, fish, salads etc.
The town itself is quaint, with many touristy shops. On Sundays you will encounter many Harley Davidsons, as this is the place many of the bikers end up after rides through the Hill Country.
Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Attraction, discovery on march 27, 1960 by four students of St. Mary University of San Antonio.
The north side of the Cavern was open in july 3, 1964. Those caves are the biggest in Texas and famous in all the world.
Every year lot of visitor comes this place, is really niceeee and u dont have to miss to see this..
You can get the tkt by internet in his web page..be sure when u do it..have a copy of the sell..and soon u get there go the main tkt (located main entrance to the left side)..and let know about it...soon they will give u the color of u tourist guide be attent..if u miss u guide and if is too crow..u can miss the tour and u money...sometimes in summer is oversold..so pay attention when they call for u color.
The visit is every 30 minutes,and the last of the tour is for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Have to check the prices those change without notice.
Is sleepery place so wear a confortable shoes (tennis shoes is better)... and get a camara with strong flash...some pic maybe dont look like u can see..but almost the end of the tour they offer u for a copy of the picture like 10 or 15 dollars i cant remember now how muchl.
And good luck!!!
- Family Travel
- Theme Park Trips