8 Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in the USA Mary Zakheim March 20, 2017 Travel Guide, Trending Stories 1 Comment We know that jetting off to Tokyo is probably somewhere on your bucket list — but it’s called a bucket list for a reason. AKA it’s full of stuff that takes a bit of commitment to actually do. So for those of you commitment-phobes who also want to take pretty pictures of cherry blossoms in bloom, here are eight spots around the United States that offer just as picturesque views as Tokyo does! Seattle, Washington A post shared by University of Washington (@uofwa) on Mar 18, 2016 at 1:12pm PDT If you want to check out some seriously Insta-worthy vistas, head over to the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Cherry blossom trees line the cobblestoned pathways, making trips to classes more than bearable. Brooklyn, New York A post shared by Brooklyn Botanic Garden (@brooklynbotanic) on May 3, 2016 at 1:12pm PDT The Brooklyn Botanical Garden has a page on its website that is updated every weekday, ready to alert keen flower fiends with information about when the flowers are set to bloom. Though they typically bloom in early April, the unnaturally chilly temperatures as of late might push back the bloom dates a little bit. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A post shared by Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival (@phillysakura) on Mar 13, 2017 at 8:43am PDT The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia puts on an annual cherry blossom festival in early April. For a week straight, the festival plans events like parades, stargazing, and a 10k race! You can also attend lectures and classes to learn more about the Japanese culture. San Francisco, California A post shared by NC Cherry Blossom Festival 🌸 (@nc_cbf) on Mar 5, 2017 at 4:09pm PST The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual event in San Francisco that spans across two weekends in mid-April. Meant to celebrate Japanese heritage in Northern California, the festival welcomes over 200,000 visitors every year with a parade, cultural programs, food booths, and more! Washington, DC A post shared by CherryBlossFest (@cherryblossfest) on Mar 8, 2017 at 12:50pm PST Perhaps the most famous cherry blossom sites in the United States, the brief period of blooming flowers turns the whole city pink and makes for spectacular photos! For an entire month starting mid-March, the National Park Service in the city throws a series of events — like an opening ceremony, a kite festival, and a fireworks display — to celebrate the bloom. Macon, Georgia A post shared by Cherry Blossom Festival (@pinkestparty) on Apr 15, 2016 at 7:31am PDT Macon throws an annual International Cherry Blossom Festival from late March to early April. Festival-goers are encouraged to wear pink as they tour the town and attend the festival’s many free concerts, carnival rides, and food stalls. See the event page for more details about the free event — don’t forget to wear pink! New York City, New York A post shared by Central Park Conservancy (@centralparknyc) on Apr 8, 2016 at 2:44pm PDT Did you know Central Park has cherry blossoms? Well they do and you should make it a point to see them in the sprawling urban park. From mid to late April through May, there are two species of cherry blossom trees in the park that will delight the unexpecting voyager. There are plenty of places around the park where you can stumble upon the pink blooms, so get ready! Boston, Massachusetts A post shared by Boston Convn & Visitors Bureau (@visitboston) on Apr 19, 2016 at 10:34am PDT A stroll alongside Boston‘s Charles River in mid April through May will prove to be a worth experience — not only can you enjoy the riverside walk, you’ll also be accompanied by bright pink cherry blossom blooms. Are there any spectacular spots that we missed? Let us know in the comments and we’ll get ready to jet off to see some flowers!