Undoubtedly one of the prettiest parts of Spring in the city, Cherry Blossom trees begin to bloom in early April and last until mid May.
Only lasting a few short weeks, it's important to plan in advance if you really want to take in all the ethereal beauty that is Cherry Blossom season.
So, here are a few places throughout NYC that are the most ideal places to see these iconic Spring trees.
One of the best parts of viewing the Cherry Blossoms on Roosevelt island is the fact you must take a tram through the sky to get there. That coupled with the fact that the Queensboro bridge is also a stunning background, Roosevelt Island is the perfect little escape from Manhattan and the perfect scene to take in the gorgeous Cherry Blossom trees. While in normal times there would be a Cherry Blossoms festival, it's definitely still worth a trip out to the island to see them.
Laduree SoHo | 396 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Laduree is an upscale French bakery once known as being the home of the infamous cronut. Probably not the first place you’d think to head to see the Cherry Blossoms, but their outdoor cafe is surrounded by these beautiful trees. And what is better than taking in a gorgeous view than with tea and exquisite pastries? This is a Spring vibe that is almost unbeatable.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden | 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Adjacent to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an absolutely ideal place to view the Cherry Blossoms this year. Adults pay just $18 a person to enter and gain access to over 52 acres of lush garden and over 14,000 types of plants. Just remember to head to their website in advance to buy tickets.
We could not forget to add Central Park to this list. Absolutely iconic, it doesn’t take much walking around to find a gorgeous trail of Cherry Blossoms here. The best places within the park to view them are 72nd street and 96th street, with the highest concentration around the Reservoir and Great Lawn.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park | Between Grand Central Pkwy and, Van Wyck Expy, 11354
One of the most iconic parks in Queens, Flushing Meadows has a gorgeous array of blooms that encircle the former World’s Fair site.
Cadman Plaza Park | Cadman Plaza E, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tucked between Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn, this park contains a World War II monument that happens to sit beside a beautiful spray of blooms. The stoic statues make for quite a beautiful view.