Austin rocks during any season, but this funky, sunny city is particularly appealing during fall. The weather shines, musical venues are just warming up and the great outdoors beckon. Get away your way this autumn with a visit to the Texas state capital. Check out four big reasons why fall is the perfect season to head South.
Peak season to visit the “Live Music Capital of the World” typically stretches from February through April, when some of the city’s biggest, hottest events like the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals turn this quirky destination into a bustling hub of tourists and traffic as they attract more than 100,000 people. During fall, you still have plenty of activities to choose from, but with far fewer crowds to contend with. That means less waiting in lines and an easier time navigating around all the sights to see.
While a Texas summer is great for water sports and indoor activities, the high temperatures and humidity make a hot, sweaty impression on visitors. And as brutal as the summer heat may be, winter tends to be gloomy. Spring is lovely with Texas bluebonnets and other local flora coming to life, but for many folks, the best time to visit is fall. With temperatures in the 70s and 80s during the day, autumn in Austin is perfect for spending time outdoors discovering all that the city offers.
That gorgeous weather makes it even more fun to attend one of the city’s many fun-filled festivals. Even though fall isn’t peak season, visitors still have plenty of annual events to choose from:
- Fantastic Fest: The United States’ largest genre film festival
- Pecan Street Festival: This festival features 300+ global artisans specializing in arts, crafts, and music
- AustOberfest: Celebrate everything German at Scholz Garten, Texas’s oldest continually operating tavern
- Austin City Limits Music Festival: A six-day event held in Zilker Park that features more than 140 musicians
- Formula 1 United States Grand Prix: This three-day racing event combines international racing and live music at Circuit of The Americas raceway
- Austin Film Festival: This eight-day festival held at Paramount Theatre and other locations around the city highlights mainstream and indie flicks
- Austin Powwow: The largest festival celebrating Native American heritage has been held in Austin for more than 25 years
Fall Foliage, Y’all!
Everything is bigger in Texas — including gorgeous autumn colors. The scenic landscapes around Austin transform into bright reds, vibrant oranges, and vivid yellows as the season progresses, offering some spectacular foliage to explore. Austin’s McKinney Falls State Park is one of the top spots for viewing fall colors while exploring the region’s beautiful outdoors. With nine miles of hiking trails, paths along the tranquil Onion Creek, and the iconic “Old Baldy,” a bald cypress tree, this is the spot for catching the colors during late October or early November.
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