Best time to travel to Dallas, TX

Bluebonnets Season

Blue is the color of spring in Dallas

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Bluebonnets are perhaps the most famous and awaited wildflowers in the Lone Star State. And luckily Dallas and Fort Worth area is blessed with multiple locations where you can enjoy the state flower of Texas in its full glory. Blooming bluebonnet patches are a quintessential spring experience in the city that lasts for just a few weeks. First blooms appear in March, peak season falls on early April, while by the end of April, the flowers already fade away.

You don't even have to leave the city to enjoy the wildflower bloom. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum organizes free guided tours in its 14-acre park on Saturdays throughout the season. North of the city center, Sam Houston Park and Campión Trail also turn spectacular in the spring.

In Plano, there is an 8-mi (13-km) Bluebonnet Trail along Spring Creek Parkway. Some more bluebonnets can be spotted at Russell Creek Park. In Fort Worth, bluebonnets can be spotted on the campus of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Cedar Hill State Park, located on the east side of Joe Pool Lake, southwest of Dallas, is another excellent location with plenty of flowers, especially near the History Center area that boasts a large bluebonnet field.

If you have a bit more time, there is the town of Ennis, about 40 min drive south of Dallas. It's called the the "Official Bluebonnet City of Texas" and home of the "Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail". 40 miles (64 km) of bluebonnet trails in Ennis attract tens of thousands of visitors throughout April. There is no better place in North Texas to marvel at bluebonnets and observe the beauty of nature.