Enjoy Philadelphia’s beautiful spring season from afar with these images captured by local photographers.
In 1926, as a symbol of international friendship and in honor of the United States’ sesquicentennial celebration, over 1,600 flowering trees were gifted to Philadelphia by the Japanese government. The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia continued this legacy from 1998-2007, planting an additional 1,000 trees throughout the city. Each year, towards the end of March, beautiful cherry blossoms, magnolia blooms, and other spring flowers begin to fill Philadelphia’s parks and charming residential streets.
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. Photo by @kolbykoeck
The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the ability for travelers from around the world to visit Philadelphia during the beautiful spring months. Additionally, popular spring activities and events have been cancelled, such as the annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival.
To help bring a bit of the city’s spring splendor to wherever you are in the world and to help inspire future spring visits, we’ve compiled several images taken by local photographers in various neighborhoods — all shared using the #discoverPHL hashtag. For additional images of the spring season and other views of the city, be sure to follow our official Instagram account, @discover_PHL.
800 Block of N 21st Street, Fairmount
Photo by @kylehuff
Schuylkill River Trail along Kelly Drive, East Fairmount Park
Photo by @mattseaverphoto
Rittenhouse Square Park
Photo by @sarah_kauper
N 17th & Green Street, Fairmount
Photo by @caro_leonard13
Washington Square Park
Photo by @jessburghaus
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, West Fairmount Park
Photo by @dadvntures
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
Photo by @tlbtb
S 22nd & Latimer Street, Fitler Square
Photo by @kylehuff
Spring Garden Street & Anne d'Harnoncourt Dr
Photo by @brenton.niccolo
Magnolia Garden, Society Hill
Photo by @dacrilikethedrink
Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Viewed from Columbus Boulevard (Delaware Avenue) Median
Photo by @thatcreativeguy
Columbus Boulevard (Delaware Avenue) Median
Photo by @p.vekshin