March 14th, 2018 by

The first day of spring is March 20th and a sure sign that the season has arrived is with the first bloom of bluebonnets. Bluebonnets can begin to appear as early as late February or early March. It’s arguably one of the best times of the year in central Texas. Pack a picnic, hire a family photographer, and take a road trip to find the best places in Austin to see the magnificent state flower. We’ve put together a list of where to find bluebonnets in and around Austin that are totally worth the drive.

The most obvious place is definitely in the name, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The Wildflower Center is located in South Austin and is a short drive from Henna Chevrolet. They are located at 4801 La Crosse Ave.

While you are in South Austin, we also recommend checking out Circle C Metropolitan Park that is located at 6301 W Slaughter Ln. This is a great location because it is pet-friendly so you can bring your fur babies with you to take part in the family picture. There’s nothing more adorable than a pet photo!

If you prefer to stay north of the river or want to enjoy a beautiful drive through town, then you should definitely check out Balcones District Park to see an outstanding display of bluebonnets. The park is located at 12017 Amherst Dr.

If you are a fan of day trips, like we are, then you absolutely have to drive to Fredericksburg and spend the afternoon at Wildseed Farms. It is located at 100 Legacy Dr., Fredericksburg, TX 78624. They are expecting the full bloom to occur in mid to late March. The fields of native Texas wildflowers are quite impressive!

Pace Bend Park is located along Lake Travis in the far western part of Travis County at 2011 Pace Bend Rd. N, Spicewood, TX 78669. If you like hiking and camping, this is a great place for you! Near the center of the park, you’ll find 15 miles of trails to hike on. After you’re done hiking and checking out wildflowers, hop into the lake because there are 9 miles of shoreline.

At Henna, we love helping you Find New Roads and explore all that our great state has to offer! Check out our list of Texas Hill Country day trips for other ways to explore. You might even see more beautiful wildflowers along the way.

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