Texas Tulips San Antonio is now open! I’m a huge flower fanatic and I’ll travel large distances to see beautiful blooms blossoming. But if you don’t have it in your budget to visit Holland this spring to see the tulips in bloom, you can now visit beautiful fields just down the road in Texas!
Hop on I-10 and head over to see Texas Tulips outside San Antonio in the small town of La Vernia. The tulip field is open for business!
My boyfriend and I made a day trip out of it from Houston. We left around 6:30am so we could get there right on time when they opened at 10am. We stopped off at Buc-ee’s—a necessity for any Texas road trip— and then got a coffee in La Vernia at The Den. Afterward the tulip fields we stopped off at Shiner, Texas to visit the Spotzel Brewery! The Shiner Brewery has always been on my bucket list, but I had never made it because it’s closed on weekends — this Friday was the perfect day for adventures. Flowers for me, beers for him!
Texas Tulips San Antonio
Here are some things to know before you plan your trip to see Texas Tulips in San Antonio.
The San Antonio field is open RIGHT NOW! The Texas Tulips fields opened earlier in February. Tulips hate warm weather, so they estimate tulip season to last until end of Feb/early March. Don’t delay if you want to see them! I went to Amsterdam last May and caught the tail end of tulip season there. It was beautiful but most of the flowers were picked over and on their last legs. Next time, I’ll plan better to see them in peak season!
The Texas Tulip field in San Antonio is open seven days a week from 10 am to 6 pm! It’s about a 2.5 hour drive from Houston.
Texas-Tulips San Antonio: 15122 FM 755, La Vernia, TX 78121
$5 Entrance Fee per adult. Professional photographers have to pay $25 to get in.
Check out their website.
Texas Tulip Tips
- Go early! We arrived at 10am and were able to get some pictures before the crowds. There was a line to get tickets and get flowers wrapped by by the time we left around 11am
- Wear cowboy boots! Or some other shoe that’s good for walking around in mud and uneven conditions. A few people were wearing rain boots as well. This is my favorite pair of cowboy boots that I’ve been wearing for 10+ years.
- Bring sunglasses and a coat! It was chilly when we were out there—just 40 degrees and full sun.
- Wear bright colors! Match the tulips. Be extra. Live your best life! Shop yellow dress + cowboy boot outfit details here!
- Pick all of the flowers! Picking baskets are available on the fields. Each flower you pick is $2.50. Picking is buying so choose your favorites. I got 9 tulips for $22.50. You can pay with cash or credit card.
- Bring a vase! The Texas Tulip team will wrap the flowers in pretty paper and dip the stems in flower gel so the flowers will last until you get home.The flowers last in gel for 4-5 hours. But if you’re making other stops on your road trip before you head home, you’ll want to put them in water to make them last.
Texas Tulips Dallas
The original field opened outside Dallas and will be back this season as well. Pilot Point field in Dallas will most likely open mid of February and last until late March.
Texas-Tulips Dallas: 10656 FM 2931, Pilot Point TX 76258
For more Texas flower road trips, check out our guide to Where to Taken Pictures of Bluebonnets in Texas. For some incredible poppy and lavender fields, start planning your trip to Provence!