- December 29, 2016

18 Photos That Will Make You Miss Fall In Austin

We Texans don’t often experience cool and colorful autumns like folks living in other areas around the U.S. Our poofy coats don’t come out until mid-November, and even well into December we’re known to encounter the odd 70-degree day. However, instead of lamenting that, why not celebrate the benefits of the autumns we do get?

When you think about it, our fall temperatures are actually quite pleasant, a welcome relief from the summer heat and humidity. They manage to stretch well into December and sometimes even January (even though it’s technically winter). We also don’t have to weather crazy thunderstorms and flooding like we do during spring, and we can still comfortably maintain our active, outdoorsy lifestyles without bundling up as in winter (i.e. February).

Austin.com is and always has been a site that celebrates and promotes the unique people and places of Austin, TX and surrounding cities. Though many businesses, locations, and events are closed at this time, we continue to highlight those things so that you can plan to experience them in the future.

Still aren’t sure you agree? Well, then let these 10 photos of fall in Austin convince you that we Austinites actually have autumn made:

The warm weather means long lovely walks and drives.



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Plus perfect opportunities to dance (and cuddle!) in straw brown fields.


Perfectly fall ?

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The fall colors we do get are stunning, both along our rivers…



Fall color in Austin Texas. Not easy to find, but it is there if you look hard enough. ????

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Happy Friday from Ava! Let's spend as much of it outside as possible.

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… and our sidewalks downtown.

Somehow, autumn sunsets just look redder than normal.

time to shine ::: #happytuesday

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And don’t those single multi-colored trees look like legendary lone cowboys?


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Austin’s skyline is already lovely, but oranges and reds make it even prettier.

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Photo: Flickr user Andrew Nourse, CC licensed

Photo: Flickr user Andrew Nourse, CC licensed

Photo: Over Austin

Photo: Over Austin, source

Photo: Over Austin

Photo: Over Austin, source


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Which is super calming for us during trafficky commutes!

A little fall down town shot from a moving BMW…. not too bad. #austin #fallinaustin #austindowntown

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Fall in Austin = yessss to porch, patio and garden sitting!

Beautiful morning in the garden? #bryantsbackyard #suculents #fallinaustin @kybryplantguy

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While dogs like this cutie think it means endless leaf stomping and photo-ops. Heh.

? ?#LakeAustin walks ??

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And finally, even if you totally hate fall in Austin, remember that it does bring ACL Fest to town. Which is LOVE.


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See? Fall in Austin is amazing and next time someone tries to tell you otherwise, you just send ’em this list. Now get out there and rake some brown Texas leaves and jump in them!


Featured photo: Flickr user martinak15, CC licensed