Where To See Cherry Blossoms In New York City

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If you can't make it to Tokyo this spring don't worry- there are thousands of pastel pink, cotton-candy-like cherry blossoms waiting for you across the five boroughs of New York City. Along with Japanese cultural ceremonies in honor of the cherry blossom season, cherry tree walks adorned in an array of pink hues, and even cherry blossom festivals- NYC is the place to get your spring cherry blossom experience this year. Let's grab some pink champagne, a spring outfit, and hit the city for a magical getaway- because pink is the new black this season.

Prospect Park, Riverside Park, The Green-Wood Cemetery, Queens Botanical Garden, New York Botanical Garden, Roosevelt Island, Randall's Island Park, Central Park

  • Prospect Park in New York, United States

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  • Riverside Park in New York, United States

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      Riverside Park is a picturesque enclave of green tucked away in the cozy Morningside Heights neighborhood in Manhattan, and every spring this park radiates cheer with its famed "Cherry Walk". Lines of cotton-candy-esque cherry blossoms bloom in full during the early spring, with soft petals fluttering in almost every direction- a truly magical sight to behold.

  • The Green-Wood Cemetery in New York, United States

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      This historic cemetery might not be your first idea when considering where to witness the magic of cherry blossoms in the spring- but this iconic destination is decorated with some of the city's oldest cherry trees that still bloom proudly to this day. These trees bend into almost sculpture-like formations with overflowing bunches of bright bubblegum-colored pink petals fluttering in almost every direction around the well-kept grounds of the cemetery.

  • Queens Botanical Garden in New York, United States

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      The Queens Botanical Garden is a spacious green space made up of thousands of unique plant life, and stunning flora. Alongside a picturesque curved walkway, hundreds of cherry blossom trees create a spectacular flower cave of pastel pink and sunlight. The cherry blossom trees in the Queens Botanical Garden were adopted in honor of passed loved ones, making this both an emotional and beautiful sight to see.

  • New York Botanical Garden in New York, United States

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      Over 200 blooming pink cherry trees are planted throughout the massive New York botanical gardens- a must-see sight for flower loves in the spring. Impeccably groomed and planted amongst no shortage of fresh spring blooms, the New York Botanical Gardens springs to life as the temperature heats up in April.

  • Roosevelt Island in New York, United States

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      Deep hues of purply pink decorate the skyline at this fantastic destination, famed for its annual Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate the rare blooming. Roosevelt Island's festival features Japanese cultural activities including tea ceremonies, music, and dance.

  • Randall's Island Park in New York, United States

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      Overlook the iconic Manhattan skyline with dozens of fluffy pink cherry trees decorating the horizon- this off-the-beaten-path spot is easily one of the most fruitful blooming destinations in the city. This park is a restored wetland, a rare occurrence of natural beauty in the concrete jungle of New York- a perfect spot to experience the wonder of spring flowers.

  • Central Park in New York, United States

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      Central Park in the springtime is a sprawling oasis of stunning sculptures, historical sights, grassy fields, and fresh blooming flowers around every corner. The cherry blossoms in central park perk up with pale pinks, a cherry on top of any afternoon sprawled out on a blanket munching on Magnolia bakery banana pudding.