8 best places to see cherry blossoms in the USA

Washington, D.C: Washington, D.C. is famed for its cherry blossoms since it has over 3,000 trees, creating cherry blossom fields. In March and April, the Tidal Basin is the greatest site to observe D.C.'s blossoms, but expect crowds. 

Portland, OR: Portland's Japanese American Historical Plaza cherry blossoms are fresh. The plaza was established in 1990 to honor WWII Japanese-American internees. The park is pink with cherry blossoms every spring 30 years later.

Seattle, WA: Every spring, 130 cherry blossom trees at the University of Washington color the quad pink. Japan donated the original trees to the city in 1939 and 12 Shirofugen and six Yoshino cherry blossom trees to the UW campus. 

Brooklyn, NY: In the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 26 cherry species and cultivars bloom. Fans await emerging buds with anticipation. Check the website for blossom status and festivities honoring their arrival. 

Macon, GA: Never heard of Macon, Georgia? You're missing. Every spring, 300,000 Yoshino cherry blossom trees in the South paint the city pink. Starting as a hobby for horticulturists in the 1970s

Athens, OH: Ohio University's sister college Chubu University in Kasugai, Japan, gave Athens 200 cherry trees in 1979 to celebrate Ohio's 175th anniversary and the schools' 50-year global cooperation.

Nashville, TN: Nashville planted 100 cherry trees annually from 2008 to 2018, creating more than 1,000 pink- and white-hued trees from Morgan Park to the Tennessee State Capitol. Start from Nashville's public square and walk 2.5 miles to Morgan Park