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New Braunfels Water Park, Schlitterbahn: the World’s Best!

Let us show you Schlitterbahn, New Braunfels Water Park

As we are still fairly new to travel in Texas we love visiting new places and our visit to Schlitterbahn New Braunfels did not disappoint. Let us take you behind the scenes so you can plan your visit next time you want to get on the road and explore the World’s Best Water Park (in Texas)

As a part of the Texas Travel Talk Community, I attended the Travel Talk Converge Conference and was hosted by Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas with my family. 

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Water Park

I have never been to a water park that offers so much. Schlitterbahn New Braunfels TX has been honored with the title of “World’s Best Water Park” for 21 years.

They also have locations in Galveston, Corpus Christi, South Padre Island, and Kansas City. 

With more than 70 acres and more than 50 attractions, we can see why! 

What did we love about the New Braunfels Water Park, Schlitterbahn

The Rapid River

One of our favorite Schlitterbahn attractions is the Rapid River. We can literally stay in the river all day. In New Braunfels Water Park the river even connects both sides of the park.

There are rapids, waterfalls, rides, and so much more all from the river.

Schlitterbahn River Rapids
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We also enjoyed the Aquaveyer, Back Splash and Cliffhanger Tube Chute. Honestly, we would definitely have filled at least 2 days with all the different attractions they had there.

We also loved grabbing a Boogie Board and trying out some Surfing at the Boogie Bahn.

Schlitterbahn Toddler Water Park
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They coin the phrase “Bahn love” and we can certainly see why. 

Where to Stay

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Water Park has a variety of different options to rest your head and use as a base when spending time at the Park or venturing into New Braunfels.

They have Hotel rooms, one and two-bedroom suites, Riverbend Cabins, Treehaus Luxury Suites and vacations homes at the Resort.

All of them provide quick and easy access to the various entrances of the Park.

We stayed at the Treehaus Luxury Suites and they were just that – jetted tub and scenic balcony coupled with a fully equipped kitchen and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms.

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Other Places to Stay in New Braunfels

What Food and Drink options do they have?

There are a lot of great food options available around the park. They pride themselves on slow smoking their own BBQ and hand-stretching their Pizza dough.

You can get healthy options as well as traditional park fare. You can also self-cater by bringing your own picnic inside your own cooler, but please leave alcohol or glass at home.

Alcohol is available for purchase for adults over the age of 21 in Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Water Park. We enjoyed a nice cool beer in the swim-up bar at one of their heated pools! 

Schlitterbahn toys, glasses and merch

Where to Park/Getting Around

They have a network of buses which will take you around the Park to get closer to your favorite slides or attractions, but there are also numerous parking lots right there by the entrances.


Look out for lockers to rent, to store your belongings. 

Protect your phone

We recommend purchasing the waterproof phone holder to take photos and videos while you are riding the slides and then relive your memories.

More: And if you love Water Parks, here are our favorites close to Dallas Fort Worth and The Biggest and Best Water Parks in Texas

If you’re planning your family fun this summer, check out Schlitterbahn has all the info you need and ways to purchase your tickets and book your lodging online.

More: For more of our Travel in Texas ideas, we have a guide for you. If you’re planning a longer trip to include Waco, Austin or San Antonio, consider getting a Pogo Pass to enjoy entry into more places.

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