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In Bloom!The 7 Best Spots to Find Bluebonnets in San Antonio

  • February 23, 2023
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Hello, bluebonnet season. 💙

We’re living life in full bloom this month because bluebonnet season is nearly here! Our Texas hearts are excited to welcome our state flower following a chilly winter! Now, we here at UNATION know bluebonnet backgrounds for your spring pics are a must, so we’ve curated a few of the best spots to catch them this year.

We are just excited as you are to see the waves of blue around the city as they bloom in March and April but we wanted to give you some local tips while viewing them in the upcoming months!

  • Be careful with the young ones and furry friends as the bluebonnet is toxic if ingested!
  • Watch out for bees as they love the wildflowers as much as we do!
  • Be careful when around the flowers to leave them as you found them and keep them pretty for others to enjoy!
  • Although it isn’t illegal to pick bluebonnets, please be respectful and allow them to grow where they choose!
  • Be mindful and aware of your surroundings while on the hunt for these beautiful blue flowers! There are plenty of spots to find them and safety is a priority!

Now, you get the gist! Ready to find some wildflowers? Read on because here is UNATION’s guide on the best spots to find bluebonnets in and around San Antonio!


Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

📸: LBJ State Park

Head to this scenic area accompanied by American bison, Texas longhorn, and of course beautiful bluebonnets! Here you can walk along nature trails to view fields of wildflowers and maybe even catch sight of some of Texas’ native animal species.

While in the area you can also tour the LBJ Ranch across the Pedernales River to learn about Lyndon B. Johnson’s birthplace and the areas he grew up in!

Get a history lesson and some great bluebonnet pictures!


Wildseed Farms

📸: Wildseed Farms

Head to the nearby town of Fredericksburg for a wildflower experience you’ll never forget and fields of gorgeous bluebonnets at Wildseed Farms! This 200-acre wildflower farm is a perfect place to visit some beautiful blue flowers as well as buy seeds to plant your own for next year! This is the nation’s largest working wildflower farm and a must-see!

After taking some pretty pictures by the flower fields you can head to the onsite tasting room and vineyard for a guided wine experience with gorgeously colorful nature views or stop by the Brewbonnet Biergarten for tasty eats, cold beer, and hill country flavors!



McAllister Park

📸: San Antonio Parks & Recreation

Looking for somewhere more in the city? Check out McAllister Park for a dog-friendly environment perfect for finding bluebonnets! This is also a great spot to bring the kids for pictures and some family fun!

Head over on a beautiful day for a bluebonnet background in family pics or a great spot to set up a picnic among Texas’ favorite wildflowers!



Catching glimpses of blue on your daily commute? Take a quick pitstop at the roadside for bluebonnet views! We recommend stopping somewhere not too busy or just keeping your eyes peeled on backroads for the perfect spot for bluebonnet pics! We urge you to never stop on the highways to keep yourself and others safe! No picture is worth your life and safety!

Also, remember to wear proper footwear because we definitely don’t want a snake or critter in your boot! And, be mindful of the not-so-friendly plants surrounding bluebonnets like cacti and poisonous fauna.


San Antonio Botanical Garden

📸: San Antonio Botanical Garden

Flowers are always blooming at the San Antonio Botanical Garden! Celebrate the wildflowers of Texas with a visit to this gorgeous spot with photo ops including bluebonnets, pink evening primroses, California poppies, and more!

A visit to this 38-acre living museum of plants is a must for bluebonnet season where you can have the best views of blue and enjoy entertainment, art, and more!

Tickets range from $13 – $18 and there are different events to check out this season as well!


Northwest Vista College

📸: Northwest Vista College

Looking for a quick stop with beautiful bluebonnet blooms? Northwest Vista College is a spot with gorgeous bluebonnets in the Spring that is an easy spot to visit! The campus exterior gets some amazing blue visitors this time of year and is a great location for a photo shoot! Definitely take advantage of this hidden gem spot for bluebonnets!


Guadalupe River State Park

📸: Texas Parks & Wildlife

This spot may just be known as a great stop for swimming but this park is filled with beautiful scenery and bluebonnet views! Navigate the park’s gorgeous trails lined with large bald cypress trees, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like the white-tailed deer and foxes, and enjoy the sounds of water flowing as you look for the best bluebonnets!

Entrance into the park is $7 daily with children 12 and under receiving free admission. Pets are allowed as well but please follow the park rules and look for specific breed restrictions!

Before You Go...

We hope you enjoyed this guide and please follow safe practices while enjoying bluebonnet season! We can’t wait to see your bluebonnet pics on our feed!

Make sure to save this guide or bookmark it to look back on when you need to find some spots fit for your bluebonnet pics! Blue never looked so good!

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