Spring is coming! How will you know? The beautiful Texas bluebonnets will start popping up on the sides of the highway and Instagram feeds will fill up with darling kiddos and fur babies sitting in a sea of flowers. 

Being a native Texan, I got very excited about this post. I think it's ingrained in me to love anything that screams Texas. Our state flower is awesome. Not only do they look beautiful, but they also smell pretty darn great, too. Have you ever smelled hundreds/thousands of bluebonnets? If not, I'm personally inviting you to Irving for a whiff. 

The Dallas Morning News recently posted an article claiming that 2024 will be a banner year. So grab your camera, hit the road, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of bluebonnets in Irving, Texas.

If you're eager to witness this annual spectacle, here are the prime spots in Irving where you can find these iconic wildflowers.


Las Colinas Blvd

Las Colinas Blvd Bluebonnets in Irving, TX

Las Colinas Blvd is a hot spot for bluebonnets and probably the most well-known in the area. It's pretty much a bluebonnet trail. Follow Las Colinas Blvd from Hwy 161 to Northwest Highway. You will get an eyeful, I promise. Parking can be tricky, so please use caution and observe the signs on the roadway. Please find a safe place to park if you choose to stop for pictures. There are even a few cacti along the trail for a real Texan feel. 


Highway 114 East and Westbound

Bluebonnet fields near Highway 114 in Irving, TX

If you weren't planning bluebonnet pics, these might make you change your mind. These bluebonnets are great because they sit on a hill that allows for big and bright blue Texas skies in the background. These shots were taken by Sandra Zavala. Find this spot located on Highway 114 westbound before Cisterian Road (near the University of Dallas Dart station). Also, look for them after Cisterian Road before you reach Riverside. 


Rochelle and Riverside Bluebonnets in Irving, TX

In the same area of 114 and Riverside/Rochelle, next to the University of Dallas, you'll see a few more fields. Our Instagram friend @tcrides shared these shots with us and even attached maps of the locations and where he parked. Thanks, Toby! 


North Lake College 

North Lake Bluebonnets in Irving, TX

North Lake College was probably one of my favorite locations. These beauties are located at the main entrance of the campus on MacArthur Blvd. They are hard to see from the road. When I talked about how great bluebonnets smell, this is where my nose was happy. I had to truck it across two sports fields to find this spot, but it was so worth it. Several of the locations I had visited already have seen many visitors, as told by the lay, sit, and walking marks in the bluebonnets, BUT this location looked almost untouched. It was super quiet and peaceful. If shooting down the hill of bluebonnets you'll have a gorgeous view of the water, tree line, and trails. 


Highway 183 and Beltline Road

Bluebonnets 183 beltline

Each year as we ramp up for spring, those in and around Irving take to the internet, searching through Google for "bluebonnets near me" in hopes of stumbling across a site that will show them the perfect place they can catch a glimpse of our beautiful state flower, the Texas Bluebonnet. Those near South Irving, look no further! There's a beautiful patch awaiting you. The City of Irving shared this beautiful patch located at Highway 183 and Beltline Rd.


We'd love to see your pictures. Feel free to tag Visit Irving (Facebook, X, and Instagram) in your shots or use the hashtag #VisitIrving for a chance to be featured on our social accounts. 

Now, that you're in the bluebonnet know ... go feel a little Texan and check them out. Please use caution when stopping and parking for pictures. Also, look out for anything that likes to live in tall grassy areas. You for sure don't want fire ants at your photoshoot. Also, don't forget, ‪#‎DontStompBluebonnets‬.