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When to go
It is hardly surprising that the weather is so variable given the scale of this territory. Spring nonetheless remains the best season to make the most of a trip; the temperatures are mild, the tourist sites are not packed to the seams and wild flowers cover the Hill Country. It is also a season rich in festive and cultural events. In April, the Fiesta invades the streets and canals of San Antonio with flower-decked parades, firework displays and concerts attended by immense crowds.
September and October are also ideal because of the balmy climate. In late September, Dallas is the scene of the immense state Fair, during which concerts, exhibitions, competitions and rodeos are staged.
Winter can be very bleak in the north of the state and some sites are closed to the public. It is however ideal to go hiking in the west where the weather is fine.
The summers are stifling and it is best to head to the southern beaches, even though they are also packed with others also in search of a refreshing sea breeze.
Formalities and useful addresses
Texas Department of Economic Development, Tourism Division – www.traveltex.com