As a child, spring was always my favorite season as not only does the temperature start warming up, a big plus in the East Coast but I felt like it was a season of renewal as flowers start to bloom again. Unfortunately due to a very sheltered childhood, I never did get to experience much outside of a 25 mile radius from
Fort Lee so missed out on the
beautiful cherry blossoms that bloomed in D.C. every year. To be honest, I never even knew it existed.
https://aroundthebayandaway.blogspot.com/2017/04/northern-california-cherry-blossom.html, with the exception of a couple of trees, it really is missing the blooms the festival is named after.
If you only want to see some blooms, the two cherry blossom trees flanking the entrance is in full bloom right now giving you some picture perfect moments without the $9 per person admission fee.
However, if you want a slice of
with those cherry blossoms, this peaceful respite in the middle of does transport you away from the
hustle and bustle of the city. Golden Gate Park
If you arrive in the morning during the weekend or during the week when it is less crowded, an hour or two is more than enough to experience it at a leisurely pace. But if you want to stretch your time there, their tea house is a perfect place for a tea break, snack, or even a bowl of udon to warm you up.