Explore Downtown

Known as the heart of New Braunfels, our beautiful downtown combines old-world charm and modern conveniences, boasting a lively retail and entertainment backdrop for visitors and residents alike. Surrounded by the beauty of historic buildings and landmarks, downtown is the setting for numerous festivals, community events, parades, and ceremonies. It is the home of both the city and county governments, as well as a booming marketplace for local business. Discover what downtown New Braunfels has to offer.

 

In town for vacation?

  • Vacation rentals
  • Historic hotels
  • Coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants
  • River access and world famous water park
  • Museums, outdoor art murals, tour guides
  • Street-legal golf carts for rent
  • Spa services
  • Church services

 

Planning a night out?

  • Fresh flowers for sale
  • Paint your own pottery
  • Community theater and children’s performing arts
  • Performing arts theater
  • Wine bar and craft brew pub
  • Live entertainment and vibrant night life
  • First class restaurants and late night cafes

 

Want to go on a shopping spree?

  • Boutiques
  • Art gallery
  • Antiques and Vintage
  • Home decor
  • Weekly farmer’s market

 

Running errands?

  • Banks
  • Grocery store
  • Sandwich shops
  • Full service hardware store
  • Mail packages
  • Barber and beauty shops
  • Bicycle sales and repair

 

Need professional services?

  • Attorneys
  • Insurance agencies
  • Photographers and videographers
  • Real estate and title companies
  • Meeting and conference space
  • Event center and Civic Center rentals
  • Advertising and Marketing firms
  • Business development support
  • Health care companies
  • Newspaper and magazine publishing

Want to go on a shopping spree?

  • Boutiques
  • Art gallery
  • Antiques and Vintage
  • Home decor
  • Weekly farmer’s market

 

Running errands?

  • Banks
  • Grocery store
  • Sandwich shops
  • Full service hardware store
  • Mail packages
  • Barber and beauty shops
  • Bicycle sales and repair

 

Need professional services?

  • Attorneys
  • Insurance agencies
  • Photographers and videographers
  • Real estate and title companies
  • Meeting and conference space
  • Event center and Civic Center rentals
  • Advertising and Marketing firms
  • Business development support
  • Health care companies
  • Newspaper and magazine publishing

In 1846, Civil Engineer Nicolaus Zink designed the layout for Downtown New Braunfels and the adjoining acreage. He built the town on a human scale, which was designed to be walkable for residents and visitors coming to do business. This original concept of human-scale urbanism is being duplicated in many new shopping centers around the country, but can be enjoyed in its most authentic form in Historic Main Street Districts like Downtown New Braunfels.