When are the best times to visit?

One of Austin’s biggest attractions are the Congress Bridge bats, and the prime time to catch a glimpse of them is between late March and early fall. That said, if you’re not accustomed to Texas heat, I’d recommend visiting during the beginning or end of that window. In both the spring and fall, Austin can be pretty nice, but summers can be overwhelming for those unused to hot weather. This is especially true if you plan to visit some of Austin’s many outdoor attractions.