With more than 600 miles of coastline, 900-plus golf courses, and consistently warm temperatures, Texas is a major leisure destination for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year. Because of its enormous size, Texas encompasses a variety of climates suitable for different activities. For example, the south has beaches and a semi-tropical climate year-round, while mountains dot the western border and snow falls in the north.
- high season: June to August
- low season: October to December
- shoulder season: January to May, September
Although Texas in general experiences relatively mild temperatures and sunny skies year-round, there is some degree of seasonal variation. Spring brings sporadic rain showers, which lead to blooming wildflowers. Summer sees highs of 95 degrees, while fall ushers in autumn colors and cooler temperatures. Also, it isn't uncommon to see snow in the north during the winter, or tornadoes in the spring. Anytime can be a good time to visit the south, while March through December is the ideal time to visit the rest of the state.
Beaches tend to be crowded during the sunny summer months.
Theme parks reduce their hours from September through May.
When to Save
In general, discounts can be easily found throughout the year, based on region. For example, cities with large airports offer reduced prices due to a higher volume of travelers.
Information provided by Texas Tourism.