The Best Time to Visit Texas: A Glance at All Four Seasons

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The southern U.S. consists of deserts, pine forests, the Rio Grande, and the state of Texas. This big state is known for its largest city, Houston, and its famous Space Center with displays from NASA. Texas has a lot to offer visitors, from outdoor activities to indoor attractions. The Lone Star State offers something for visitors all year long, and every season has its own signature event or activity.

Springtime in Texas

Spring in Texas offers birding, flower trails, fishing, and, of course, spring break. This season is perfect for outdoor activities like visiting the bluebonnet fields, participating in family-friendly events at local parks, and celebrating holiday events like St. Patrick's Day, Fiesta San Antonio, and Cinco de Mayo.

Summer in the Lone Star State

Summer is a great time for all types of water sports, visiting theme parks, going to the beach, and a variety of vacation activities. The vast majority of travelers are able to spend time in Texas during this season, and there are plenty of things to see and do during the summer in Texas. In fact, from June through August, every region of Texas offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities, as well as special festivals and events.

Travelers will find that the Texas State Aquarium and SeaWorld San Antonio get full fast, and places like Six Flags and the Schlitterbahn waterparks are packed with families. Visitors can also check out summer getaways like Garner State Park and Natural Bridge Caverns for a more natural setting.

Fall Activities

During early fall, the sometimes oppressive heat of summer is gone, making outdoor activities much more pleasant. Although fall finds the cooler weather in Texas, the temperature is still warm enough to allow almost any type of outdoor activity. Fishing, hunting, camping, birding, and even water sports activities are viable fall vacation options.

There are also a number of events and festivals held across the state of Texas during the fall season. The cooler fall weather makes sight-seeing a joy, which is perfect as tourists will experience the advantage of reduced traffic during the autumn season. Texas guests will love being able to move more freely and add more to their outdoor list.

Wintertime in Texas

Winter in Texas means holiday festivals, Christmas events, and indoor activities for family and friends. Visitors can check out George Washington's large birthday celebration staged each year in Laredo, Texas. This bash brings over 400,000 visitors each year and features BBQ, concerts, fireworks, and more.

Travelers can also look forward to outdoor activities, despite the cool weather. Texas has several top golf courses perfect for golfers looking for a nice round, and beachgoers can visit popular coastal towns like Galveston, Corpus Christi, and South Padre Island for outdoor activities like birding and shelling. Last but not least, celebrating December events like the Christmas Tree Light Trails and New Year's Eve parties can be found in nearly every popular Texas city.