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Peak Cherry Blossom Season in America Told Through Photos

Peak Cherry Blossom Season in America Told Through Photos

A reminder that spring is right around the corner

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Seeing beautiful cherry blossoms in bloom is a springtime rite of passage. The trees are a reminder that you survived the cold winter months, and that the wait was worth it. As a congratulations, here are eye-catching cherry blossom photos from different states across America.

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

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Cherry blossoms surround the tidal basin in Washington, D.C., one of the safest cities in the world.

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

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The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, one of the most popular American tourist destinations, is framed perfectly by cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

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Washington, D.C., cherry blossoms reflect off the tidal basin water, drawing dog walkers and runners to the nearly 2-mile loop for a low-impact workout.

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

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When Spring arrives, District of Columbia residents grow eager for a cherry blossom sighting. Luckily, these little guys seem to flourish in the nation’s capital.

Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, New York

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After stopping into Lucali for one of America’s best pizzas, locals and tourists can go on a stroll to check out Brooklyn’s cherry blossoms.

Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, New York

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Cherry blossom trees are in full bloom outside the Brooklyn Museum, a sign that spring has sprung in bustling New York City. Afterward, head to Brooklyn Heights — it’s one of many places in New York you’re likely to spot a celebrity.

Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, New York

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The best place to check out cherry blossoms in New York is the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, where the “cherry walk” provides a scenic path and shade to sightseers. It's among the most beautiful botanic gardens in America

Macon, Georgia

Macon, Georgia

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Cherry blossoms flood downtown Macon, Georgia, creating a beautiful walkway for passersby. Macon is one of the best places in the world to spot cherry blossoms.

Macon, Georgia

Macon, Georgia

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This year, Macon, Georgia’s annual international cherry blossom festival, (coined “the pinkest party on Earth”) will begin March 27 and last 10 days.

Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Cherry blossom trees form a bright pink semicircle around students on the University of Washington college campus in Seattle.

Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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A lone cherry blossom tree stands overlooking the water at Seward Park in Seattle.

Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Cherry blossom trees line a brick path in Seattle, where the iconic film “Sleepless in Seattle” was shot. It’s one of many movie locations you can actually visit

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston is home to a handful of destinations that every history buff should visit in their lifetime, but don’t forget to check out the cherry blossoms while you’re there.

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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A cherry blossom tree hangs over Bostonians as they enjoy a warm day in Boston Common, the oldest park in America.

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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The iconic pink shade of cherry blossoms can be seen reflecting in the water of the Charles River Esplanade.

Salem, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

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The Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem, Oregon, a place only west coasters know about, is surrounded by cherry blossom trees and daffodils.

Salem, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

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Cherry blossoms are a sign that the much-desired spring season has arrived in Salem, Oregon, where the bright pink trees pop up all over the city.

Salem, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

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Cherry blossom trees line a walking path in Capitol State Park, in Salem, Oregon. After a stroll through the park, head to Enchanted Forest, one of the best theme parks you’ve never heard of.

St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

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Cherry blossom trees surround the St. Louis Gateway Arch in St. Louis, one of the most-visited tourist attractions in America.

St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

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Pink cherry blossom trees are in full bloom in St. Louis.

St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

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Cherry blossoms stand in the forefront of the Climatron at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.

Newark, New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey

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Cherry blossoms sit near Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, a historic cathedral that covers 45,000 square feet of land in Newark, New Jersey, one of the most caring cities in America

Newark, New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey

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Cherry blossoms are not uncommon in Newark, New Jersey. Once Spring arrives, visitors to Branch Brook Park can expect to see the trees cover the area. 

Newark, New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey

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If you and your family are vacationing to New Jersey to admire Newark’s cherry blossom trees, drive down to Point Pleasant Beach and visit Jenkinson’s Boardwalk. It’s one of those boardwalks that will take you back in time.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

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If you’re planning a family-friendly Spring day trip, check out the cherry blossoms at San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

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Cherry blossoms begin to bloom on a tree in San Francisco.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

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The early-morning sun peeks through a lone cherry blossom tree in San Francisco.

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

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There are endless things to do in Nashville, Tennessee. After all, it’s one of those places you should visit before you turn 50. Be sure to add seeing the cherry blossoms to your itinerary.

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

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After checking out Nashville, Tennessee’s beautiful cherry blossoms, head over to Belmont University, one of the most beautiful college campuses in America.

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

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What goes better with cherry blossoms than hot chicken? Snap some shots of the pink flowers, then go try this southern staple. Hattie B’s serves the best hot chicken sandwich in Tennessee.

Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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Cherry blossom petals flurry like a soft winter snow in Portland, Oregon.

Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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Cherry blossom trees line Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon, as passersby admire spring’s arrival.

Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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After catching a glimpsenof Portland, Oregon’s cherry blossoms, continue your site-seeing adventure and check out Lewis & Clark College, one of the most beautiful college campuses in the west.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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In Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, the row of cherry blossom trees seems to go on forever.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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With more than 2,000 acres of land, Fairmount Park is loaded with walking trails, waterfront views and an array of trees.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Cherry blossoms can be found near the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. While you’re there, be sure to check out Zahav, one of the best restaurants in America.