August plays host to some of the highest temperatures you’ll experience in Central Texas. For those days when it’s over 100 degrees, it’s important to have a way to cool off and still have fun! Here are a few things you can do in New Braunfels when you want a break from the heat.
1. First, try stopping by the shops in Gruene! From the historic General Store (originally opened by H.D. Gruene himself) to the plethora of unique boutiques lining the road, there are plenty of places to stop by and browse. And, if you get thirsty, Mozie’s Tavern and Gruene Hall are just a block away!
2. You probably know about the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers, and you might even be aware of the Tube Chute at Prince Solms Park - but do you know about the Landa Park Aquatic Complex? In addition to an olympic-sized swimming pool, it also features a shady spring fed pool with a constant, year-round temperature of 72 degrees! Built in the early 1900s, the spring fed pool also happens to be one of the oldest pools in Texas! For Aquatic Complex hours and fees, visit their website.
3. Just a short drive from Landa Park, the Sophienburg Museum & Archives is a great place to comfortably learn about the history of New Braunfels. For visiting hours, visit their website.
4. Temperatures tend to drop in the evening - and what better way to spend a summer night than at a drive-in? The Stars And Stripes Drive-In Theatre provides an old-style movie viewing experience from the comfort of your car - and each of its three screens shows a double feature every night! Visit their website to check showings.
5. Finally, the main drag down San Antonio Street is well worth a visit. The street is lined with a wide variety of antique stores, bars, and restaurants. If you have children, remember to stop by the McKenna Children’s Museum, which features colorful interactive exhibits about space, technology, and culture.
Whether you’re in the heat of the summer or the calm of winter, New Braunfels is a great place to visit - and an even better place to live! If you’re interested in making this town your home, call D. Lee Edwards at 830-620-7653.