We are heading to Houston, Austin and San Antonio in the spring for the Blue Bonnets

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Post by Guest »

What are some "shouldn't miss" things in these cities (and in between) that you would suggest. We already plan on the flower trails, Congress St. Bridge, Jacob's Well, Hamilton's pool, the Alamo and a cave. We will also head to South Padre Island, Corpus Christi and Galveston.


Post by Chelsea »

Small tip, but it's spelled "bluebonnet" and they're usually best seen on the sides of highways. You'll see families pulled over taking photos. Ennis, south of Dallas, has a Bluebonnet Festival every March, which is usually the height of blooms. Keep in mind this is a rainy month and a bit cold, so you probably can't swim at any of the places you listed. What "cave" are you planning to visit? Natural Bridge Caverns is great all year.

Be careful which dates you go to Austin, SXSW is in mid-March and you do NOT want to be there if you're not attending.

What other kind of stuff do you like seeing? Enchanted Rock (NW of Austin) may be up your alley. Mount Bonnell and 360 Overlook give great views of Austin, very easy hikes. NASA is always a good idea in Houston and tour the USS Lexington in Corpus.

Post by Marsha »

I’m in Houston, and I’d skip Galveston and head to NASA. If you’ve ever been to another beach anywhere, Galveston is not going to impress you.

Post by Sharon »

In S.A., check out the downtown stretch of the Riverwalk, near the Alamo. La Villita, the historic market square, and the Pearl District are all in that same general area. North of S.A. is Fredericksburg, a small German town (great food options there). On Hwy. 290 East is the Texas Wine Trail and also Wildseed Farms that grow wildflowers there commercially. If they are in bloom there, then they should be in that general area. The National Museum of the Pacific War is in F’burg. North of town I’d Enchanted Rock and also the Willow City Loop, a great drive if the wildflowers are in bloom.

Post by Glenn »

Don’t forget to come back and see the Alamo at night. It is beautiful looking with the lights they have on it.

Post by Roxy »

How long is your trip. Corpus, and especially SPI, are really out of the way from San Antonio, Austin, and Houston. SPI is like 6 hours from Houston and 4.5 hours from San Antonio.
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