Spring – March, April, May
Spring is a beautiful time to visit Texas with its newly-blooming flowers and warmth in the air after a cold winter. It’s a perfect time to go on hikes, take a trip to the Rio Grande or go window shopping in Dallas or Austin.
Temperatures stay right around the mid-sixties throughout most of the spring. You may want a light jacket at night, but short sleeves and jeans or leggings will be more than enough for the day! Don’t forget your hiking gear if you head to the mountains and bring along your travel towel if you head to the water.
Summer – June, July, August
Summer in Texas can get quite toasty, especially toward the end. In fact, some schools even have to delay their openings because the buses would be too hot to ride on during the early weeks of August! Make sure you are prepared with plenty of sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and bathing suits for some water activities.
Low summer temperatures will be in the eighties, but it’s not uncommon that the thermostat reads 100 degrees outside on a summer afternoon.
Fall – September, October, November
The fall is another beautiful time to visit the Lone Star state. You get to see the changing colors in the trees and taste delicious pumpkin-flavored treats.
The days will stay around the mid-sixties but nighttime temperatures tend to hover around the forties. Make sure you have a comfortable flannel or jacket with you during the evening hikes in the fall and opt for denim jeans and cozy colors for your day-to-day wardrobe.
Winter – December, January, February
Winter in Texas can vary drastically, depending on where you opt to stay. Most everywhere, you can expect to be chilly with temperatures easily around the thirties most days. Some places may see snow, but others will certainly see ice and hazardous conditions.
I like to break out my fleece jacket and mittens every winter, as well as some sturdy boots and scarves to go with any outfit.