- Schlitterbahn New Braunfels
“Remember the Alamo!” See the historic site that began as a mission in 1700 and later became the site of the famous battle that helped found the state. It’s a little over 50 miles away in San Antonio and is free to the public. For a bit of classic old-school “local roadside attraction,” try the Snake Farm Zoo. For younger children, McKenna Children’s Museum is a good bet.
New Braunsfel is the closest city to the resort, and blends its strong German heritage with the charm of Texas Hill Country. Walk its quaint Gruene Historic District to sightsee, shop, dine enjoy music and dine on authentic German cuisine. Comal River offers relaxing tubing, and Schlitterbahn indoor-outdoor waterpark is a lot of fun for the whole family.
Don't Go Home Without
As Canyon Lake is a big water and nature recreation retreat for southern Texas, be sure to take advantage of the many great outdoor activities in the area. One favorite activity of locals and guests alike is tubing, such as on Guadalupe River, less than six miles from the resort, or Comal River in New Braunsfel.
It can get hot in summers, so water tubing is very popular and can get pretty crowded. River levels can fluctuate in Guadalupe River and become shallow. Comal River in New Braunsfel is more slow-moving overall, and has three small “chutes” used to control flow. Weekdays are best to help avoid the crowds.