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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 Texas

Peak Season: November to March

Those from northern states seeking warmth travel across Texas in winter, though temperatures can drop to 40 degrees in some areas and 20 in the Panhandle. In Austin, March brings South by Southwest, a music and culture festival that crowds hotels and streets.

Off Season: June to August; November to March (Panhandle)

Most of Texas is sweltering in summer, though coastal cities like Corpus Christi offer beaches and cooler breezes (with the accompanying higher prices). Winter in the Panhandle is surprisingly frosty (lows can be below freezing), with occasional snow.

Sweet Spot: April to May; September to October

Mild weather and fields of bluebonnets make spring an ideal time to visit. Those wanting to visit northern Texas might want to go in fall instead, since spring and summer is tornado season. Autumn across the state is equally lovely (though watch out for crowds in Hill Country and Austin), and a great time to see everything from the Western ranches of the Panhandle to the bustling nightlife of Dallas.

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