Where to See Bluebonnets in and Around Austin

Where to See Bluebonnets in and Around Austin

Springtime in Texas is best known for one thing: bluebonnets. These vibrant blue wildflowers bloom all over the state, but there is nowhere quite like the capital city to see them in their full glory. With the arrival of spring, people flock to Austin and its surrounding areas to catch a glimpse of these iconic blue flowers. So pack a picnic, grab your camera, and let's go explore the beauty of Texas in the springtime.

Here’s some of our tried-and-true spots to enjoy the state flower of Texas. Be sure and snap a photo tag us on Instagram @morelandproperties so we can share the beauty of these wildflowers with those near and far!
    • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
    • 4801 La Crosse Ave
    • This 284-acre botanical garden is dedicated to the conservation of native Texas plants, including bluebonnets. You'll find fields of bluebonnets in the spring, as well as other wildflowers throughout the year.
    • McKinney Falls State Park
    • 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy
    • McKinney Falls State Park is a hidden gem located just 13 miles southeast of downtown Austin.The park's limestone formations and rolling hills provide a beautiful backdrop for bluebonnets, making for a truly picturesque scene. There are several trails throughout the park where you can view the flowers up close, including the Rock Shelter Trail and the Onion Creek Hike and Bike Trail.
    • Willow City Loop
    • Outside Fredericksburg 
    • About an hour and a half northwest of Austin, the Willow City Loop is a scenic drive that takes you through fields of bluebonnets and other wildflowers. It's a popular spot for photos and picnics. The loop can get busy on weekends, so it is advised to visit on a weekday. 

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