New Braunfels is a small town of approximately 90,000 people located in the hill country of Texas, just 30 miles northeast of downtown San Antonio. Its German heritage is evident in the city’s history, culture and cuisine. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, New Braunfels was the third-fastest-growing city in the United States from 2010-2020.
Services will be held in the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130.
Nestled at the convergence of two rivers, New Braunfels offers many recreational opportunities that include water. Whether it is enjoying the famous Schlitterbahn Water Park and Resort, wakeboarding without a boat at the Texas Ski Ranch, floating one of the rivers, or swimming in the largest spring-fed pool in Texas—there are plenty of ways to get wet!
For those interested in history, there are seven museums to visit and the historic district of Gruene (a district within the city of New Braunfels) to explore. And for dining, there are many restaurants nearby where visitors can sample German dishes, Texas barbecue and contemporary fare.
If you’d like to venture beyond the local area, San Antonio is just 30 miles south on Interstate 35. There you can tour the historic Alamo, wander the River Walk, go up the Tower of the Americas, visit SeaWorld and enjoy Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme park.
The average daily high temperature in New Braunfels in October is 81 degrees F. and the average low temperature is 57 degrees F. Anticipated attendance is 350.
Fragrance-controlled room: Yes.
Tax rate for accommodations: 13 percent.
Closest airports: San Antonio (SAT), 36 miles.