Spring is (almost) officially here, Seattle! That means our city’s beautiful cherry blossoms will be in full bloom before we know it. That being said, you might not know all the great places you can go to see them. Don’t worry, we’re here to help, here are all the best places to see cherry blossoms in Seattle this spring. Let’s go!

Seward Park

 

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This spot might not be your go-to but it tops our list for a special reason. That’s because many of the cherry trees were donated by Japan 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

Point Defiance Park

Okay, obviously this one isn’t in Seattle. But if you live further 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

Jefferson Park

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

The Quad at the University of Washington

 

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This is pretty much the place to view these beautiful pink blooms. You can walk the quad and see both UW’s beautiful architecture and blooms. If you’re looking for a spot to snap new insta pics, you’ll definitely be able to do that here.

Where: University of Washington

Washington Park Arboretum

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

Seattle Japanese Garden

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
Cost: $8

Kobe Terrace

If you spend time in the ID chances are that you’ve wandered through this park before. 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

Green Lake Park

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

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

 

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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

Ferdinand Street Boat Launch

Bet you haven’t heard of this spot! Boat launches happen to be pretty great for doing all sorts of things besides launching boats. 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

Seattle Center

How could we not mention this iconic spot? Seattle Center has 1,000 trees, yes 1,000 trees that look stunning with their spring blooms. Dare we say run don’t walk?

Where: 305 Harrison Street

Enjoy the blossoms ,Seattle!