Cherry Blossom in Wooster Square
A short walk from New Haven Green is Wooster Square, home of the famous traditional pizzerias, Pepe’s and Sally’s. A popular location all year around, Wooster Square isn’t only known for its Italian routes. Every spring, locals and tourists flock to Wooster Square’s Park to marvel at its stunning cherry blossom.
Every year (apart from 2020 and 2021), there is a cherry blossom festival that commemorates the planting of 72 Yoshino Japanese Cherry Blossom trees in 1973. It’s become a very popular event that hosts thousands of visitors each year with live music and great food. This year it’s a bit different due to social distancing concerns but it’s still going to be awesome! Be there on April 24th, 2022 from Noon until 4:30!
Festival or not, you should still take a stroll over to the park around mid to late April and really capture the blossom in full bloom. It’s even included in National Geographic’s list of “Best places to see cherry blossoms in the US”. Mark it in your calendar, remember to fully charge your phone or bring a camera, and why not grab a pizza while you’re over there?