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Best Times to Visit Austin

The best times to visit Austin are September to November or March to May, when 70s and 80s are the anticipated daytime temperatures. As temperatures climb into the mid- to high 90s with high humidity, the Texan summer (June through August) is barely tolerable for unaccustomed visitors. Winter (December to February) is relatively mild and dry, with temperatures that hover in the low to mid-60s. Festivals are an integral part of Austin's culture. If your travel plans are flexible, then plan on attending a festival that interests you – just be prepared for inflated lodging rates.

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High temperatures average the mid- to upper 90s in the summer. Occasionally, the temperature will surpass 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Surprisingly, Austin's summers don't scare too many travelers away, despite the tremendous heat.

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With average high temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, these months offer comfortable outdoor weather and festivals. If you'll be in town for one of the increasingly popular festivals, it's a good idea to book accommodations a couple months in advance to secure the best rates. 

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In the winter, Austin sees short-lived cold fronts and rarely receives snow. Average high temperatures are generally mild and rest in the low 60s.

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Luxurious temperatures in the 70s and 80s bring a bevy of visitors and more festivals. If you're visiting in May, beware of the University of Texas at Austin graduation. If you'll be venturing to Austin for the SXSW festival, book airfare and accommodations as far in advance as possible as hotels can fill up and the price of flights can skyrocket. 

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