After an atypically long and icy winter, Austinites are counting down the days to warmer weather.  Fortunately, signs of Spring are begging to emerge, from longer days to April showers.

Most noticeably, bluebonnets are in full bloom and are blanketing Austin roadsides, making morning commutes a little more beautiful. This time of year, Texas’ state flower blooms as if its sole purpose is for us to enjoy, and of course, take photos in.

If you’re new to town or just looking for Austin’s best spots for bluebonnets, we’ve got you covered.  Plan your wildflower photoshoot at one of these locations, and you won’t be disappointed. For even more wildflower fun, check out TxDot’s Wildflower Sightings page.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Though the Wildflower Center is a great place to see native flowers and foliage year-round, this time of year it is taken over by lovely bluebonnets. | Image by AOL Travel

 Capital of Texas Highway (Hwy 360)


The dreaded morning drive just got a little more beautiful.  Bluebonnets blanket 360’s hilly terrain this time of year, making for the perfect photo-op.  Just don’t snap and drive! | Image by

St. Edward’s University


This South Austin university is an ideal place for frolicking in the flowers.  The downtown skyline views and historic architecture found on campus are just a bonus! | Image by Kristy Owen

Montopolis Drive


Roy G. Guerrero Park is a great spot for disk golf, swimming and bird-watching, but did you know it is also a great place to see bluebonnets | Image by AnChih Jenne Cheng/Statesman

Toll Road 130 & FM 969 in East Austin


Due to heavy and fast-moving traffic this spot can be tricky to find and pose in, so be extra careful here. |Image by Jacob Bage

Brushy Creek Lake Park, Cedar Park


Lush green fields and bluebonnets are the perfect backdrop for a photo family or pet photo. Stay a while to walk the trail and feed the ducks! |Image by Shawn Chaney

Teravista Subdivision in Round Rock, Westinghouse Road


Residents of this Round Rock subdivision brag about a lovely wildflower patch located near the east part of the back entrance to this community | Image by Robert Mulyono

Other noteworthy areas where you can check out Austin bluebonnets include:

RR 2244 (Bee Cave Rd.)
Bull Creek & 45th St.
Hwy 71 West to Marble Falls
Hwy 71 East/21 to Bastrop
FM 1431 to Cedar Park
Hwy 195 in Georgetown
Hwy 130 in Round Rock
FM 1626 in Kyle

This list was curated with the help of Realty Austin, Austin culture connoisseurs and your best friend when comes to buying a home in Austin. Check them out!

In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.