New Braunfels is a Feast site with something for everybody. Founded in 1845 by German settlers, New Braunfels is overflowing with old world heritage and small-town Texas charm, with museums, historic districts and parks. Group activities are being planned for families, teens and young adults.
Recreational activities abound, beginning on and along the Guadalupe River and Comal River. Visit the largest caverns in Texas at the Natural Bridge Caverns, and go on a family safari next door at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. The historic district of Gruene (pronounced “green”) features wine tasting, shopping, dining and dancing. Other possibilities are the Sophienburg Museum of History, Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, golf and fishing.
Only 40 minutes south of New Braunfels is downtown San Antonio, providing abundant additional recreational activities, including the famous downtown River Walk. The River Walk features restaurants, historical sites, family fun like Ripley’s Believe It or Not, a three-story shopping mall, an IMAX theater and the famous Alamo.
New Braunfels offers affordable housing, including many condos and kitchen-equipped units. There are no housing properties adjacent to the convention center, but most are nearby and an easy drive away. A wide variety of restaurants offer Tex-Mex, barbecue, German cuisine and traditional fares.
For those flying in, the San Antonio airport is only 30 minutes away. Temperatures should range from upper 50s to mid-80s.