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After a long, cold winter in New York City, there is nothing I'm looking forward to more than the first glimpse of spring blossoms. My window overlooks a very large row of trees that are so close to the glass it almost feels like they're reaching into my bedroom. Since it's winter, the branches are bare, and I am anxiously waiting to see them bloom.

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Once that first sign of spring pops up, I'm ready to travel far and wide across the US to ring in the season properly. Join me, take a scroll, and start dreaming of spring with this list of America's best places to see spring blossoms.

The University of Washington - mid March
Seattle, Washington

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This one is a classic in my family, as my dad JP and several generations of Furbers have gone to the UW. The campus is beautiful (dare I say, Hogwarts-esque), and in mid March on the main quad, the cherry blossoms are the most beautiful place in all of Seattle.

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve - early April
Southern California

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 This poppy reserve, two hours north of Los Angeles, was a spring daytrip staple for my friends and I when I lived there. If you're in California this spring, this is a must-see.

 The National Mall - early March
Washington, D.C.

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This one is a classic for a reason. Take a trip to see this long stretch of cherry blossoms, and stop at some Smithsonian museums while you're at it.

Crested Butte, Colorado - late June

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These wildflowers bloom all the way into the summer, so if you miss the spring season, take a hike in Crested Butte, Colorado.

 Cheekwood Estate & Gardens - end of February
Nashville, Tennessee

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 These tulips show up a little earlier in the season, so if the grey winter is getting you down, a quick trip to Nashville should do the trick.

Central Park - mid April
New York, New York 

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And best of all, some of the country's best blossoms are right in my own backyard. I can't wait for my first walk in the park with all the cherry blossoms in bloom, and my film camera in hand.

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And best of all, to soundtrack your roadtrip, enjoy one of our all-time favorite EG flora-themed playlists.

eg foraged flora x

March 26, 2022 — Laurie Furber