Best Spots for Cherry Blossoms in NYC

A trip to see the best spots for cherry blossoms, which are now in full bloom, in NYC is the perfect way to welcome spring.

While Washington DC and its surrounding areas are home to the majority of the country’s cherry blossoms, New York City also has its fair share.

In this article you will find the Best Spots for Cherry Blossoms in NYC.

From Central Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to Roosevelt Island we also included a lovely spot where to match Cherry Blossom viewing and an afternoon tea.

Central Park

The Central Park cherry blossoms, which bloom from April to May, draw visitors from all over the world.

Seeing as how their blooms are both stunning and exploding, it’s easy to see why they’re so popular.

Most of Central Park’s cherry blossom trees can be found in the area between 72nd and 96th Streets. The highest concentrations is in the Reservoir, Cherry Hill, Pilgrim Hill and the Great Lawn.

Roosevelt Island

The walk by the river on Roosevelt Island is a must for anyone coming to NYC during the springtime. Here you will find many cherry trees in bloom, one after the other.

Getting to Roosevelt Island is not only very easy, even for those who are in NYC for the first time, but it is also a great experience.

Roosevelt Island is in fact connected to Manhattan by a cable car, the Roosevelt Island Tramway.

If you haven’t done it yet, we suggest you to read our article about it: you will find lots of interested insights and useful info on the famous NYC Cable Car.

Riverside Park

If you are on the Upper West Side go near the Hudson River. There you will find a beautiful park called Riverside Park full of cherry blossom trees.

The part that we recommend you visit the most is the so-called “Cherry Walk” from 100th to 125th Street. Fantastic.

This, like Central Park, is one of the most beautiful free things to do in NYC.

We suggest you to read our article about the best 5 free things to do in NYC to get some great ideas for your next NYC Trip.

Bronx & Brooklyn Botanical Garden

New York City has 2 main botanical gardens: one in the Bronx and the other in Brooklyn.

Both of these botanical gardens are iconic places and symbols of spring in NYC and among the Best Spots for Cherry Blossoms in NYC.

You can reach The Bronx Botanical Garden either by subway or a train that leaves from Grand Central Terminal and goes north.

Use instead the subway (direct line 2, red color) from Times Square to get to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

La Duree Soho

As promised at the beginning of the article, we add to the list of the Best Spots for Cherry Blossoms in NYC a place where you can get something to eat or drink, sitting on beautiful tables in the middle of cherry blossom trees.

We’re talking about La Duree in the Soho district, a beautiful restaurant and tea room.

We suggest you take a look at their Website where you can also book a table, either inside or outside, among the cherry blossoms.

La Duree Soho is open daily from 9am to 7pm.

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