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“Willkommen” to New Braunfels!!! – A city of German culture and old fashioned hospitality that makes you feel right at home. Dine at the many German-inspired restaurants and “bier gartens” or at many more delicious dining venues guaranteed to tempt your palate. Attending the annual “Wurstfest®” Festival in November is a must. Experience true German culture in the heart of Texas, along with December’s Wassailfest that kicks off the holidays. Water fun is everywhere in New Braunfels, from the world-famous, original Schlitterbahn water park (voted America’s best), to tubing down the Guadalupe or Comal rivers, to fishing and more. New Braunfels provides family fun in a friendly hometown atmosphere.
Also founded by German settlers, the Gruene Historical District is a true Texas gem. Gruene Hall is the oldest dance hall in Texas. World-class musicians come here to play every night of the year – from Willie Nelson to Marcia Ball to George Strait, the best of the best love to play Gruene Hall. Stroll down Hunter Street and enjoy unique shops and restaurants. Explore and shop the famous Gruene Market Days during the summer along with wine tasting, Gospel Brunches, and unique festivals all year long. Enjoy floating down the Guadalupe River or fly fishing on the banks. And don’t miss famous eateries like the Gristmill, Adobe Verde, and Fickle Pickle.
Historical Boerne is a town that’s as unique as its name. Stroll the charming historic streets of downtown Boerne (pronounced Bur-nee) to enjoy outstanding restaurants, specialty shopping, and true Texas culture with a German twist. Take in the beauty of the cypress-lined Cibolo Creek that flows through downtown, and then hike the trails of the Cibolo Nature Center. Boerne is known for its year-round fun and culture, with festivals, events, and music. From German cuisine to true Texas barbeque, Boerne’s dining options circle the globe. Boerne Market Days the Key to the Hills Rod Run are only two of the fun-filled events in Boerne that will please the entire family.
Just a few minutes from your home in Paradise on the Guadalupe, San Antonio’s mix of rich history and attractions make it a splendid day trip or weekend getaway. “Remember the Alamo” with a visit to the first mission in Texas and experience a legendary trip back through time. Family fun is everywhere, including Sea World® and its new Aquatica water park, Six Flags®, Fiesta Texas, the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium, Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Ranch and much, much more. Enjoy the lively River Walk via boat tour or leisurely stroll, and take in the history and culture that is unique to San Antonio. Choose from a Spurs game, Missions baseball, or hockey in this sports city. You’ll love Night in Old San Antonio – the largest historic preservation festival in the nation. Shopping in San Antonio covers it all, from some of the best department stores to quaint boutiques and designer shops. And the vast variety of restaurants – from authentic Mexican food, to barbeque, and fine cuisine – make San Antonio an ideal place to visit. Don’t forget the covenient San Antonio International airport on the north side of town.
At Paradise on the Guadalupe, you’re just minutes away from the Live Music Capital of the World® and more than 250 music venues. Proudly “weird”, Austin boasts a vibrant entertainment scene, unique culture, and award-winning dining from restaurants to food trucks. Popular outdoor events like Austin City Limits Music Festival in October and South by Southwest (SXSW) in March, are known the world over. The new Bullock Texas State History Museum is entertaining and educational for the whole family. Don’t miss kayaking the Colorado river and watching the legendary bats that fly out from under the Congress Avenue bridge each night. For music, culture and entertainment, Austin is THE place to go.