Well, folks, spring is upon us. In fact, it’ll be here in just a few weeks and that means soon enough you’ll start seeing Seattle’s beautiful cherry blossoms. But you might not know all the great places you can go to see them. So with that in mind here are all the best places & ways to see cherry blossoms in Seattle this spring. Let’s go!
This spot might not be your go-to but it tops our list for a special reason. And that’s because many of the cherry trees were donated by Japan and as early as the 1920s. So these trees are well established, beautiful and a reminder of gratitude and friendship.
Where: 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S
Okay, obviously this one isn’t in Seattle. But if you live to the South and want options then you have to head down to Tacoma to check out Point Defiance Park. You can check out their rose garden and keep your eyes peeled for tulips as well.
Where: 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA
An Olmstead park! How can you say no to an Olmstead Park? Well, Jefferson Park happens to be home to cherry trees that were originally planted in 1912. So these trees have been around the block and the city even added more in 2012 in honor of the park’s 100th birthday.
Where: 3801 Beacon Ave. S
This is pretty much the place to view these beautiful pink blooms. However, UW has asked people not to visit campus this year and instead check out their live stream. So if you want to see it all you have to do is click above.
Next up we have another classic and no-brainier spot, the Arboretum. You can see some spectacular blooms on the Azalea Way walk. Beyond cherry trees, you’ll also see dogwoods, rhododendrons, and of course, azaleas.
Where: 2300 Arboretum Dr E
Now, this is technically connected to the Arboretum but it has a gate and entry fee. That being said, it’s absolutely worth the fee because you can enjoy beautiful paths, spring blooms, and even koi fish. Plus the garden will be reopening on March 6th just in time for cherry season.
Where: 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E
If you spend time in the ID chances are that you’ve wandered through this park before. But that being said, it’s pretty hidden as it’s tucked away. However, it’s a great spot to see blooms and even views of Mount Rainier. Then you can obviously head to the ID for some delicious eats afterward.
Where: 650 S. Main St
If you’re already planning a lap or two around the lake then you might as well take a little excursion and keep your eyes peeled for the cherry blossoms. You can even make a date out of it and invite a friend for a coffee and cherry blossom walk.
Where: 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N
We get it, going to a cemetery might not be your cup of tea and of course, if you do go, be respectful of the dead. That being said the Calvary Catholic Cemetery does have a pretty great selection of blooms. So don’t knock it until you try visiting them.
Where: 5041 35th Ave NE
Bet you haven’t heard of this spot! Boat launches happen to be pretty great for doing all sorts of things besides launching boats. And it just so happens that this one has some spectacular cherry blossoms. So don’t sleep on this hidden spot if you’re in the area!
Where: 5018 Lake Washington Blvd. S
Pre-pandemic, this festival happened every spring. However this year the event is going virtual and there aren’t many details on it yet. That being said you can expect it to be a weekend for celebrating Japanese culture and of course the cherry blossoms. So be sure to check out their Facebook page to find out what dates in April this festival will be happening.
How could we not mention this iconic spot in Seattle? Seattle Center has 1,000 trees, yes 1,000 trees that look stunning with their spring blooms. And as you might have guessed, they’re normally celebrated in conjunction with the Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival mentioned above. So while we’re not sure if Seattle Center is welcoming people in person this year, it’s worth adding to your list.
Where: 305 Harrison Street
Well folks that’s what we have for you when it comes to the best spots and ways to view cherry blossoms in Seattle. It looks like the cherries are expected to be a bit late this year with blooms towards the end of March. However, this city does have unpredictable weather so keep your eyes peeled because you won’t want to miss them.JTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJtb2JpbGUtYWQtb25seSUyMiUzRSUwQSUzQyUyMS0tJTIwU2VhdHRsZSUyMC0lMjBNb2JpbGUlMjAtLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2lucyUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIyYWRzYnlnb29nbGUlMjIlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmRpc3BsYXklM0FibG9jayUzQndpZHRoJTNBMzIwcHglM0JoZWlnaHQlM0E1MHB4JTNCJTIyJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwZGF0YS1hZC1jbGllbnQlM0QlMjJjYS1wdWItNTUyMTg1Njk1NTQ5NzQ1NiUyMiUwQSUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMGRhdGEtYWQtc2xvdCUzRCUyMjE2MjcxNzI5NDclMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpbnMlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=