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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Austin

Peak Season: March to May; September to November

Festivals like South by Southwest, the Austin Film Festival and UT Longhorn football games pretty much take over the city in high season. March and September are the worst for crowds. Expect temperatures in the 80s. The warm weather (and prime bat-viewing) makes Austin one of our Top 10 Quick Spring Getaways.

Off Season: June to August

Texan summers can get mighty steamy with 90s and 100s considered normal and the humidity high and sticky, but for those willing to brave the heat, good travel deals and cool Barton Springs make it worth coming anyway.

Sweet Spot: December to February

You’ll find more package deals and fewer crowds during winter months (the weather hovers around 65°F). The best deals can be found in December and during holidays (Thanksgiving included even though November isn’t listed here).

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