New Braunfels and Gruene Professional Review and Guide
"If you’re looking for a romantic getaway in a historic inn or a weekend of outdoor fun, New Braunfels is the place. Just half an hour northeast of San Antonio, this town of 30,700 offers something for every interest, from antiques and water sports to German culture. One hundred years after its founding, investors began restoring Gruene’s historic buildings and, little by little, businesses began moving into the once-deserted structures.
Now Gruene is favored by antique shoppers, barbecue and country music lovers, and those looking to step back into a simpler time. On weekdays you may find Gruene’s streets quiet, but expect crowds every weekend. Gruene is compact, with everything within easy walking distance. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of San Antonio. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."