Cherry blossom season is a major tourist draw for any city that’s lucky enough to grow these ornamental cherry trees. You'll only find cherry blossoms in a handful of countries. In the U.S., the cherry blossoms of Washington, D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Seattle, San Francisco, and Boston are all beautiful in their own way. Those who organize the two cities’ respective cherry blossom festivals have engaged in some playful competition over the years. In 2021, Japan's cherry blossoms peaked on March 26—the earliest they had peaked in 1200 years.