Tuesday, February 28, 2017

5 Springtime Activities in Seattle

Springtime in Seattle

 Photos: Holly Phan
The first official day of spring is Monday March 30th. I absolutely adore spring in Seattle. The flowers bloom and the trees that shed their leaves in the fall gain new green coats. When the rain finally clears and the sun lights up the city, everyone is euphoric. I think one of the best parts about spring in Seattle is that our days finally get a little longer and I can come home after work and it isn’t dark at 4pm. I feel like the city always experiences a breath of fresh air as we transition to spring.

So today, I’m sharing 5 things I’m looking forward to in spring: 

1. Cherry blossoms at the University of Washington

As an undergrad at UW, I got to experience firsthand the blooming of the cherry blossoms. The campus seemed brighter and more alive as students threw Frisbees, laid out in the sun underneath the trees, and people snapped photos. I used to partner stunt every year with my friends on the UW cheer team so I have really fond memories of the cherry blossoms blooming.
I highly recommend paying a visit on campus to see the cherry blossoms. Depending on the temperature/weather, the cherry blossoms can begin to bloom early march come into full bloom by the end of the month.

2. Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
The tulip festival is an incredible spring event that happens in the Northwest. I’m making it a point to go this year because I haven’t gone since my sophomore year of college. I remember being blown away at the color fields of blooming tulips. If you’ve never gone before, you should definitely try to go this year!
Tulip Festival dates: April 1st-April 30th

3. Washington Arboretum
One of my favorite things about my college experience was all of the time I had to run and explore the city. One of my favorite parks that I used to run and wander around is the Washington Arboretum. There's cute walking paths, gorgeous flowers, and even a Japanese garden inside the arboretum! 

This year, my boyfriend and I got a puppy named Boone. We’re so excited to take him to all the Seattle parks and we’re definitely stopping by the arboretum!

4. Mariners Games
 My boyfriend Brandon played baseball growing up and into college so he is a huge mariners fan. Even though I’m not super into watching the games like he is, I love the experience of the games. I love going to games because I get to dress in a cute game day outfit, hang out with my friends, and eat garlic fries.
Opening Day: Monday April 6th at 1:10pm Mariners vs. Angels
Opening Night: Friday April 8th at 7:10 pm Mariners vs. Angels | Tickets

5. Sounders Games
If you are making any trips to Seattle in the spring or if you have never been to a Sounders game, I highly recommend making it a point to go. The energy of the stadium is electric and everyone stands the entire game to cheer for the Sounders. The Sounders won the MLS Cup this past year so I’m sure it will another great season for them! Goooo Sounders!
First Home Match: Sunday March 19th at 4:00pm Sounders vs. New York Red Bulls | Tickets

Thank you to Paperback Boutique for the adorable spring dress featured at the beginning of the post. Shop my dress ($36.99) and check out Paperback Boutique online and instagram for dresses, accessories, and tops!



  1. All your photos are so gorgeous and spring-y! I definitely need to do a weekend trip to Seattle when it's not so cold anymore!

  2. Those flowers are stunning and I love your dress!

  3. All great tips for our beautiful city...even tho the weather is not so great ..ha! Anyway I love all your picks..and the tulip festival is amazing..I haven't been in years..so thanks for the reminder, I aim to make it this year!

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  4. So excited for all these things-especially cherry blossoms and Sounders! We need spring around here ASAP;)