“I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.” — Millard Kaufman
Ah, the sweet aroma of spring! It’s such a rejuvenating time… The ultimate feel of warm sunshine on our skin melts away our winter blues. Vibrant blooms are popping up, and it’s the perfect time to begin planting the garden. As the season of spring is just about to start in a few weeks, here’s our ultimate guide for you about when and where you can catch the overwhelming sight of the colorful landscape around the globe.
Best Places in The World To See Merry Spring Blossoms
Go for a stroll along the Eiffel Tower and immerse yourself in the pool of pink petals. If you wish to see the blooming sakura, visit Parc du Champ de Mars which is located between the Ecole Militaire and the Eiffel Tower. Though the most Instagrammable are the cherry trees found at the corners of the Allee Adrienne Lecouvreur and Avenue Gustave Eiffel. South facade of Notre-Dame de Paris is yet another famous spot to get a glimpse of the pink display. However, it is going to be one of the busiest locations. Jardin Tino Rossi Park is surely an underrated treasure of Paris. It has a number of cherry trees that bloom fully in the middle of April. A few other areas are Square Gabriel Pierne, Petit Palais, and Jardin des Plantes.
Best Time to visit: Late March to Mid April
Washington D.C, USA
Washington D.C is well-known for its cherry blossom trees that bloom in the springtime and magnifies the beauty and charm of the American capital. Back in 1912, Japan gifted a total of 3,000 trees to the USA. Most of these trees are found along the Tidal Basin area and East Potomac Park. In collaboration with the Japanese Embassy, the month-long sensational Cherry Blossom Festival is celebrated. There are a number of cafes, local shops, and restaurants to delight tourists.
Best Time to visit: Mid March to Mid April
The picturesque Old Town of Bonn is often characterized by European streets with cherry blossom tunnels. One of the world’s most scenic blooms is found in Heerstrasse, famously known as the Cherry Blossom Avenue. This region explodes in pink every spring and looks straight out of fairyland. The beginning of the season is distinguished by the Altstadt festival of cherry blossom. This welcoming open-air celebration with live music is a hotspot for all the food buffs
Best Time to visit: End of April to Early May
Vancouver greets its tourists with approximately 40,000 cherry trees that span the region during the spring season. Just when the cherry blossom festival takes off, the city comes to life in its truest sense. There are plenty of walking tours, art events, and authentic Japanese festivities to celebrate nature’s seasonal exhibition. This auspicious celebration is not only about praising the beauty around but also about deriving the inspiration from them. You can enjoy the splendid sight of 500 trees in VanDusen Botanical Garden or make your way to the Queen Elizabeth Park or Stanley Park.
Best Time to visit: April
When it comes to the blooming sakura, nothing can really beat the magic of Tokyo. After striking its peak, the delicate flowers stay for a week and then finally fall off. Ueno Park is one of the most lovely hanami destinations where more than thousands of varieties of cherry trees are planted. Chidorigafuchi Park is yet another go-to-spot. The 700 meters long walkway and moat is considered the perfect place for witnessing the cherry blossom. You can also undertake a boat tour and praise the myriad of pink hues from the water. A traditional programme is also organized at the park site that symbolizes the beginning of spring. Some of the other famed hanami attractions are the Asukayama Park, Sumida Park, Meguro River Bank, and Koishikawa Botanical Garden.
Best Time to visit: Late March to Early April
So, which one is your personal favorite? Share with us your experience in the comments!