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    Updated on Mar 20, 2020. Posted on Mar 2, 2020

    16 US Destinations To Visit If You Want To Spot Cherry Blossoms

    Prepare to put all these places on your spring bucket lists.

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    As winter (finally) starts to come to a close, cherry blossom season will soon be upon us. You've likely seen photos of these beautifully blossoming trees on your feed and even added them to your travel Pinterest board.

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    But good news! You can actually see these pink and white beauties IRL all across the country from March through May — exact locations below.

    2. Seattle, Washington

    3. Portland, Oregon

    4. St. Louis, Missouri

    5. San Francisco, California

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    Where to go: The Golden Gate Park Japanese Tea Garden is an iconic San Francisco destination in and of itself, boasting bridges, sculptures, and even a tea house. But come March and April, the already Instagram-worthy buildings become even more worthy with the blossoming cherry trees that brighten up the 5-acre property.

    Where to stay: You may mistake Hotel Emblem for one of San Francisco's classic apartment buildings, but you'll find spunky interiors to contrast the old-timey exterior as soon as you step inside. Plus, the city's Muni (bus system) is a quick walk from the hotel and will drop you off right outside Golden Gate Park for easy access to the Japanese Tea Garden.

    Rooms starting at: $175+

    6. Dallas, Texas

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    Where to go: The Dallas Arboretum is truly a spring sensation. Yes, you'll see 150 Yoshino, Okame, and Kwanzon cherry trees scattered throughout the 66-acre property, but you'll also see loads of tulips, making this place a real life floral paradise.

    Where to stay: The Statler Dallas is located in the heart of downtown Dallas that's just over six miles from the Dallas Arboretum. Plus, once you're done chasing cherry blossoms for the day, the hotel has a great rooftop pool and bar for round-the-clock activities.

    Rooms starting at: $184+

    7. Nashville, Tennessee

    8. Athens, Ohio

    9. Traverse City, Michigan

    10. Newark, New Jersey

    11. Brooklyn, New York

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    Where to go: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden puts on quite the cherry blossom show. There are over 200 trees around the property, and the Botanic Garden even hosts a celebration of Japanese culture, called Sakura Matsuri, to honor the cherry blossom season with an entire weekend of events, which include music, dancing, and art.

    Where to stay: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge has a rooftop bar, Harriet's, that looks across the East River at downtown Manhattan and up at the Brooklyn Bridge. To get to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, just hop on the subway (a little over a 10-minute walk from your hotel) and it will drop you off about a quarter mile from the Botanic Garden.

    Rooms starting at: $289+

    12. Salem, Oregon

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    Where to go: Oregon State Capitol State Park is lined with 150 cherry trees, so walk underneath all the blossoms as you take in the sights of springtime at the Capitol. And when you're done, Salem has an adorable little Downtown area right on the Willamette River waterfront — we suggest grabbing a bite at Epilogue Kitchen and Cocktails.

    Where to stay: The Bella Collina Bed & Breakfast holds the same charm as Oregon's capital. It's about a 25-minute drive from the cherry blossoms but it's worth the trek for a stay at this secluded property (especially considering you'll be surrounded by vineyards).

    Rooms starting at: $175+

    13. Irmo, South Carolina

    14. Boston, Massachusetts

    15. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    16. Washington DC

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    Where to go: The country's most famous cherry blossom show takes place in the nation's capital at the National Mall. The 3,000 cherry trees were a gift of friendship to DC from the mayor of Tokyo back in 1912, and they are still standing and blooming every year. Walk through the National Mall by foot, or take the waters less traveled by way of a Cherry Blossom Festival Cruise to see the blossoms from a different angle.

    Where to stay: The Conrad Washington, DC is doing a special for cherry blossom sight-seers. With a two-night stay at a Sakura Club level room, you'll get a $100 gift card to use for shopping and dining, discounts, and free cherry blossom merchandise.

    Special rates starting at: $519+

    17. Macon, Georgia

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