At Rio, we like to rock and roll all summer long. Located 16 miles from New Braunfels, and a short drive from Gruene, our property is centrally located in the heart of the action. Here are just a few suggestions for things to do near New Braunfels this summer:
TOP SUMMER ACTIVITY – TUBING THE GUADALUPE RIVER
The number one activity during the summer in New Braunfels is floating the Guadalupe River. Several river outfitters in the Gruene and New Braunfels area offer tube rentals and shuttle services, but Rio Guadalupe Resort has the added advantage of 1/4 mile of Guadalupe River frontage.
Whether lodging at the Resort, or visiting for the day, our shuttle service will transport you to the bottom of the horseshoe for a relaxing float back to the Resort. Our on-site convenience store has everything you need for a day on the river. No driving required!
Schlitterbahn Waterpark is a world-famous water park featuring thrilling water rides and slides, lazy rivers, and outdoor water park areas for kids of all ages. Parents with small children may prefer to spend the day at Schlitterbahn rather than floating the river. It is a convenient place to cool off and have fun on a hot summer day.
ENJOY LIVE MUSIC ON THE RIVER
Rio Guadalupe Resort has a fantastic lineup of local bands this summer. Guests of the Resort can enjoy live music for free! For more information on upcoming events and activities, view the Rio Monthly Newsletter.
VISIT THE GRUENE HISTORIC DISTRICT
Gruene is a tiny town in the Texas Hill Country with LOADS of local culture. If live music, dancing, creative shopping experiences, tasty restaurants, and historical buildings are your thing, you’ll adore Gruene. Home to Texas’ oldest dance hall, Gruene, Texas, is a short drive from the Resort. You have to check it out!
TAKE A DIP IN THE COMAL SPRINGS
Comal Springs is a group of natural springs located in New Braunfels, Texas, near the headwaters of the Comal River. One of the largest continuously flowing springs in Texas, the Comal Springs are fed by the Edwards Aquifer, a vast underground limestone formation that stores and supplies water to numerous springs and rivers in the region. Without the Comal Springs, the Comal River would not exist! The Comal Springs and the Comal River offer recreational activities such as swimming, tubing, kayaking, and fishing.
GO HIKING OR BIKING
New Braunfels is home to several parks and trails that offer opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities. Landa Park, Guadalupe River State Park, and the Panther Canyon Nature Trail are popular options for outdoor recreation.