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
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
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!
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!
Those flowers are stunning and I love your dress!
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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So excited for all these things-especially cherry blossoms and Sounders! We need spring around here ASAP;)