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Looking for the perfect places to shoot your annual bluebonnet portraits or stunning landscapes this Spring? Look no further! We have complied the top 5 places for wildflower photo ops in the Central Texas Hill Country.
Willow City Loop
Located 12 miles northeast of Fredericksburg and well known among locals, Willow City Loop might be the hardest spot on our list to find, but will be well worth the work. The 14 miles of winding country road is home to gorgeous scenery and fabulous wildflowers that can make for an incredible photo opportunity!
Where: Willow City Loop, Willow City, TX
San Antonio Botanical Garden
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is worth the drive and much more than what the name implies! There is an enormous amount of birds to view using their bird blinds. Each space is different than the next with backdrops like original log cabins and limestone houses built in the 1800s. Not to mention, the many events, exhibits, classes and camps available. This location is sure to give you creative and colorful photographs.
Where: 555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Members – Free
Adults – $12
Children (age 3-13) – $9
Children (under age 3) – Free
Senior Citizens (65 and over) – $10
Military (active, retired) (with current ID, dependents, not included) – $10
Students (with current ID) – $10
Bluebonnet Festival in Burnet, Texas
Burnet is considered one of the best places in Texas for viewing wildflowers. In 1981, the Texas State Legislature officially designated Burnet the “Bluebonnet Capital of Texas.” So, go check out the wildflowers for some gorgeous portraits. And after that, join the locals and 30,000 visitors at the “most exciting small-town festival in Texas” the Bluebonnet Festival. The event features live music, a Grand Parade, a Pet Parade, carnival and more.
Where: The city is accessible from all directions, located at the intersection of Highways 281 and 29.
Festival Dates: April 13-15
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
This hidden gem located about 8 miles from downtown Austin offers a look at the native plants and flora of Texas. Check out the website to see what’s in bloom before you go! There is also an underground cave, scenic trails and Athena, the owl, is a star attraction you must see!
Where: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults - $10, Youth - $4, Members - free
This location is rated in the top 5 best places to see fields of bluebonnets! Whether you’re interested in a great photo op, have a green thumb, or wish to spend a lovely afternoon sipping wine while listening to some live music, this farm is a great place to take the family.
Where: 100 Legacy Dr, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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