These 10 Stunning Bluebonnet Fields Around Austin Are Perfect For Your Next Family Photo
It’s a time-honored Texas tradition. Every year, families get gussied up in their colorful spring clothes and take pictures in a field of full of bluebonnets. From South Austin to Fredericksburg, Central Texas is blossoming with these vibrant native wildflowers. This year promises an even more spectacular display. Get out there and soak up the sights! These 10 stunning bluebonnet fields around Austin are perfect for your next family photo.
1. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
This stunning place is blooming all year round, but springtime is definitely the most colorful. Bring the family to these breathtaking fields and capture a photo you'll cherish forever. After you get that perfect shot, explore the grounds and smell the flowers! There are so many gorgeous things to discover at The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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2. Brushy Creek Lake Park
Your whole family will love taking an outing to this spectacular oasis in Cedar Park. In addition to the springtime wildflowers, Brushy Creek Lake Park has a 38-acre lake, a tranquil fishing pier, many breezy trails, and an exciting playground. Head over to 3300 Brushy Creek Rd to see for yourself.
3. Muleshoe Bend
Take a day trip to Spicewood and explore the most breathtaking bluebonnet fields you've ever seen. Every Spring, Muleshoe Bend becomes a sea of vibrant blue. Be sure to leave enough time to stroll through the trails. This place is home to unrivaled beauty.
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4. The Willow City Loop
This 13-mile drive winds around the most scenic parts of the Texas Hill Country. Even if you don't decide to get out of the car, you'll love every minute of this easygoing journey. The drive begins in Fredericksburg and weaves its way toward Llano.
Just take 16 N (Llano Street) out of Fredericksburg and proceed 13 miles. Turn right on RR1323 and continue 2.79 miles until you reach Willow City. Then, turn left on Willow City Loop. This road will lead you around 13 miles of jaw-dropping views before reconnecting with 16. At that point, turn right back into Fredericksburg.
5. St. Edward's University
This prestigious university is strikingly gorgeous. Its regal towers can be seen while you're stuck in traffic on I-35, and it offers a bit of beauty during a hectic bumper-to-bumper jam. They also have sprawling bluebonnet fields this time of year. Head over to 3001 S Congress Ave and absorb the wonderful sights.
6. Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail
The Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail acts as the heartbeat for the city, so it's no surprise that it's full of color this time of year. Take a brisk hike along part (or all) of this trail's endless beauty and find yourself a quiet patch for a photo.
7. Circle C Metropolitan Park
If you live in South Austin, then Circle C Metropolitan Park is the perfect place to snap those classic bluebonnet family pictures. As the weather warms up, this lovely little patch will only get more colorful. Circle C Park is located at 6301 W Slaughter Ln.
8. McKinney Falls State Park
This Austin gem isn't just great for camping and hiking. During wildflower season, McKinney Falls State Park is full of those lovable blue flowers. Venture over to 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy and make a whole day out of it!
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9. Old Settlers Park
You won't just find Texas' state flower at this 645-acre park. At Round Rock's Old Settlers Park, you can gaze at vibrant indian paintbrushes, purple coneflowers, and large buttercups. (Of course, there's plenty of those wonderful bluebonnets, too). Get ready for a Springtime adventure. Old Settlers Park is located at 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd.
10. Pace Bend Park
Adventurers flock to Spicewood's Pace Bend Park for exhilarating cliff trails, climbing, and mountain biking. But even if you're not a thrill-seeker, you'll love the scenic views at this Austin-area park. Take a day trip to 2011 Pace Bend Rd N. The wildflower fields are so worth it.
Where will you take your photos this year?
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