Quality Inn & Suites
1533 IH-35 North
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: (830) 643-9300
Fax: (830) 643-9200
If you're looking to keep yourself cool, consider the Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort. With seventeen water slides, three miles of tubing excursions and three uphill water coasters, Schlitterbahn is sure to send you through dips, dives, and splashes of excitement. When all of the watery activity makes you hungry, claim a table and relax with a home brought picnic, or order something straight from the grill. Schlitterbahn is sure to elicit adventurous delight in the smallest of children and the bravest of grown-ups.
About 45 minutes northeast of San Antonio in Lake McQueeney, is one of the toughest, most exciting courses in the area. The golf course features include fast, undulating greens and lots of water, along with breathtaking views of the surrounding area. The 18th hole in particular, can make or break a good round, as it can be played differently, depending on the wind conditions. On calm days, a par is very attainable, but if the wind is blowing, a triple or even a quadruple bogey is only a swing away.
With 6,532 yards, par 72 and 18 holes, this golf course has a lot to offer. An avid golfer's delight, Northcliffe Golf & Country Club is the perfect place to mix leisure and relaxation with sporting activities. The course also includes a pro shop, dining area, rental shop and a driving range. Check website for more details and exact working hours.
Come to this place, in case you need some practice to hit straight. The course, abounding with pecan, oak, cottonwood and ash trees, will test your patience and teach you the art of golf. Spread over a vast area of 7,008 yards, you get 18 holes and par 72 to test your golfing skills.
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch offers a unique safari experience, minus the trip to Africa. It features a petting zoo and a nursery, but is highlighted by the drive-through sanctuary. Park guests can purchase animal food to take with them on their journey through the park. Ever wondered what it is like to have a camel slobber all over your windows? Camels, along with 65 other animal species from six continents, roam freely throughout the park. The less timid animals will approach visitors and, if allowed, will stick their heads inside the vehicles and eat whatever they can find. Visitors can also encounter the endangered addax antelope, in addition to zebras, llamas, ostriches, giraffes and lemurs, among many other animals.
Just a few minutes northeast of San Antonio lies a geological wonder that attracts tourists from around the globe. Natural Bridge Caverns, designated both a U.S. Natural Landmark as well as a Texas Historic Site, contains some of the most phenomenal cave formations in the country. Giant stalactites resembling enormous chandeliers and stalagmites that look like fried eggs are just a few of the more than 10,000 formations contained within this living cave. The caves are not wheelchair accessible. Special rates are available for groups of 25 or more.
You definitely would not want to leave this place. With Canyon Lake in the backdrop, wildlife and beautiful fairways in the surroundings, tough greens and a game of golf at hand... what better could a golfer want? The course is spread over 6,500 yards—it has 18 holes and the par is 72.
Southwest Golf Range is a great place to hone your skills and up your game. This range offers lessons from experienced golfers as well as buckets of golf balls so you can learn on your own. Featuring a putting green, pitching green, and a sand trap, you'll have the opportunity to practice a variety of skills. Other services offered here include a club repair shop, club re-gripping, and used golf club sales.
Looking for fun, adventure and the chance to do a little gambling? Check out the Retama Park racetrack. You will find live and simulcast horseracing, casual and fine dining, live concerts and special events. The main track at Retama Park is a 1.1-mile dirt oval. There is a 5.5 percent banking on turns, and the distance is only 990 feet from the final turn to the finish line. Special events such as "Fifty-cent Fridays" feature family activities and discounted admission. All the live racing dates and times vary.
This is one of the area's most talked-about golf courses. The course certainly enhances San Antonio's reputation as a golf destination. Tight fairways guarded by well-placed bunkers make the course challenging for players of all skill levels. Some holes offer spectacular views as golfers tee off from a well-elevated tee box to a green that is far below. Other holes are just the opposite, with the pin being well above the tee box, yielding many a blind shot onto the green. This place also has a restaurant to satiate hunger pangs after an exciting game! Open daily 6:30 am onwards.
Don's Fish Camp offers a great experience for waterfront recreation. Named after a famous local hero, Don Nelle, it has been in business for over a decade. They offer kayak and tube rentals as well as essential paraphernalia like coolers, sunglasses and bobbers, sunscreen, hats and camping equipment. Enjoy some tubing activities and a picnic in the relaxed atmosphere at the San Marcos river site with the best floats in Texas.
Two tree-lined fairways, nine target greens and the finest night-time lighting—put all these together and you get the Rolling Oaks Golf Center. The center includes areas for putting, chipping and sand trap—it also provides golf lessons and club repair facilities. If shopping is on your mind, then head to the pro shop. And if you are looking for food and fun, visit the Rolling Oaks Sports Bar and Grill. Have a rocking time!