In early spring, Seattle—like many other cities—comes alive with cherry blossoms. The pink blooms usher in an end to winter gloom, and it’s a kind of springtime ritual to get out and experience them.
Fortunately, we have plenty of places to see them. The first-best option isn’t mappable, though: Your neighborhood. When we asked for recommendations on Twitter, the number-one response was some stretch of street, neighborhood corner, or hidden-away block. Wander around your neighborhood, or perhaps along a neighborhood greenway, and see what you can find.
Seattle has plenty of opportunities for experiencing a bunch of cherry blossoms in public space, though—some through sibling-city and other partnerships with Japan. (We were gifted a whopping 1,000 of them in 1976!) We have plenty of different varieties, too, so one dismal corner might be bright and fluffy the next week.
Between parks, campuses, and your backyard, there are so many opportunities to witness the arrival of spring.
Just want to see some flowers? We have a whole map of gorgeous botanical gardens.
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