Experience Bluebonnet Season Near Your San Antonio HomeMarch 23, 2020
Spring is here and that means it is time for bluebonnet season in Texas. The San Antonio area enjoys plenty of spring blooms—but when is bluebonnet season, exactly? Peak season is typically in April, and the fields bloom for approximately six weeks from March - May. If you are looking for the perfect place to catch the wildflower action, here are a few top spots near your San Antonio home.
A Central Texas town located northwest of Austin, Marble Falls is the perfect spot to visit in the springtime for Texas wildflowers. Turkey Bend Recreation Area is a 1,100-acre park in Marble Falls that is blanketed with bluebonnets during the season. Visitors can also stop by the Bluebonnet House, a famous landmark widely known as one of the most photographed houses in the Lone Star State. If you are looking for the perfect place for a photoshoot decorated in stunning blooms, the Bluebonnet House may be the spot for you.
Named after the former first lady, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is home to over 650 native plants. Full of curated gardens and walking trails, this wildflower hotspot is an ideal place to spend a day with the entire family. Visitors can even admire nine species of bluebonnets native to Texas! Admission costs $12 per adult and $6 per youth, ages 5-17.
Wildseed Farms, the nation’s largest working wildflower farm located in Fredericksburg, TX, is home to a stunning and expansive bluebonnet bloom during peak season. Fields are typically fenced off; however, there are multiple areas with plenty of wildflowers to explore. You will even find the lesser-seen maroon, pink and white bluebonnets here! Highway 16, which runs through Fredericksburg, provides a scenic drive through rolling hills featuring long stretches covered by the Texas trademark. The 13-mile Willow City Loop also provides a beautiful landscape of the wildflowers. Whichever route you choose, you simply cannot go wrong during bluebonnet season in Fredericksburg!
Known as the “Bluebonnet Capital of Texas,” Burnet is a small town located 12 miles north of Marble Falls. Many wildflower lovers travel to Burnet for the annual Bluebonnet Festival, a Texas staple that typically occurs in April and draws more than 30,000 people each year. Visitors can also take a scenic drive on Highway 29 toward Mason or spend the day at Inks Lake State Park—this is a popular spot for viewing wildflowers in the spring and summer in addition to taking a quick dip to cool off during warmer months!
Blanco State Park
The Blanco River flows through this 104.6-acre park just an hour north of San Antonio where bluebonnet, Texas paintbrush and four-nerve daisy blooms cover the ground during springtime. Blanco State Park makes the perfect day trip, complete with picnic areas and camping as well as kayak and tube rentals.
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