The Best Places to See the Cherry Blossoms in Philadelphia

Regardless of what the current weather is like, it's technically spring. Which means it's time to see the cherry blossoms.

Philadelphia is host to multiple great spots to see the flowering cherry trees. Here are eight of them:

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
  • Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is open March 24-Oct. 31 at Horticultural and Lansdowne drives, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. Cost: $12 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, children 5-17 and students with college ID. japanphilly.org.

The place to see cherry blossoms in Philadelphia is the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. This traditional Japanese home and garden has a weeping cherry tree that is decidedly stunning bloom. You’ll see it looming over the koi pond.

Morris Arboretum
  • 100 E. Northwest Ave., Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. Cost: $19 adults, $10 youth (3-17). 215-247-5777; Morrisarboretum.org.

The Morris Arboretum is home to numerous types of cherry trees. You’ll find several flowering varieties in the arboretum’s English Park section and the Butcher Sculpture Garden.

Memorial Hall
  • 4231 Avenue of the Republic, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.

We can’t guarantee vintage baseball will be in action, but the cherry blossoms by the Please Touch Museum and Memorial Hall on Lansdowne Drive are always gorgeous when they’re in bloom.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, North Philadelphia, Philadelphia.

There are several cherry trees around the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Be sure to head towards the the building’s West Entrance to see some of the trees and the beautiful Fairmount Water Works.

Belmont Plateau

  • 2000 Belmont Mansion Drive, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia.

A fantastic view of the Philadelphia skyline and cherry blossoms are offered at Belmont Plateau.

Kelly Drive

From Boathouse Row to Girard Ave. on Kelly Drive are stunning cherry trees, sure to take your breath away when in bloom.

Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Head from Montgomery Drive to falls Bridge for the best views of the cherry blossoms along Martin Luther King Drive.

Columbus Boulevard

Cherry trees can be spotted all throughout Christopher Columbus Boulevard, so be sure to snap a photo on your way to the riverfront.

 
Compiled by Julia Hatmaker, PennLive[email protected]