The bluebonnet season is also the best time to travel around Texas. Bluebonnet festivals, arts and craft fairs, and spring events take place all over the state during spring.
Brenham is at the heart of east-central Texas’s bluebonnet region. Brenham is not really Texas Hill Country, but its flower fields rival those of central Texas. In downtown Brenham, you will see bluebonnets planted in front of houses and bluebonnet murals on the walls of historic downtown while art galleries have beautiful bluebonnet paintings.
Along with Brenham, the entire Washington County deserves a special mention when it comes to viewing wildflowers in spring. The roads surrounding Brenham, Independence, and Chapel Hill have ranches that are bursting with wildflowers in spring. The Texas Independence Trail connects most of these Texan towns and is a great scenic drive for wildflower viewing.
Ennis is located about 45 mins drive southwest of Dallas and is famous for over 40 miles of mapped bluebonnet trails. It is one of the best Dallas day trips during bluebonnet season. In fact, Ennis is the official bluebonnet city of Texas and is, undoubtedly, the best place to see bluebonnets in Texas.
Willow City Loop is a gravel, unpaved road that offers the very best of the hill country. It is 13-mile long and in spring, it is surrounded by blue, yellow, red, and pink wildflowers. This is where you get the iconic Texan picture of cowboy boots hung on a fence with bluebonnets in the background.