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Best Places to See Helsinki in Its Spring Coat


It’s been a long time coming. But it is finally here – spring! Warm weather and sunshine seem to get people on the move. Streets, parks, squares and seaside cafes become vibrant and full of life. Nature turns green and you can literally see grass growing and trees bursting into leaf in all shades of green. I went out there to discover the following 6 places in Helsinki where you can feel some true spring vibes:

1. Roihuvuori Cherry Tree Park

This Japanese inspired space, Roihuvuori Cherry Tree Park (Kirsikkapuisto), in the district of Roihuvuori must be one of the most exotic parks in Helsinki. 240 cherry trees and an abundance of soft blossoms wafting a mild cherry scent welcome to the annual pink Sakura spectacle. Read more: Hidden Secret of Helsinki – Roihuvuori Cherry Tree Park.

Roihuvuori Cherry Tree Park | Jättiläisenpolku 1, 00880 Helsinki

2. Tähtitorninmäki Observatory Hill & Park

With large green areas and impressive views over the harbour, Tähtitorninmäki Observatory Hill is one of the oldest and most historic parks of Helsinki. Colourful spring flowers are now in full bloom and trees are just about to burst into leaf.

Tähtitorninmäki Observatory Hill & Park | Helsinki

3. Esplanade Park

Situated in the very heart of the city, Esplanade Park with many cafes, statues and street artists is the place to come for a quiet stroll or just to sit on the bench and watch people pass by. This is also a popular place to get together with friends for a picnic and to bask in the sun. Esplanade Park together with the two boulevards, North and South Esplanade, on both sides of the park are lined with architecturally stunning buildings, colorful spring flowers and gorgeous tall trees getting dressed in summery green.

Esplanade Park | Helsinki

4. Töölönlahti Bay

This peaceful urban seaside park is a true green oasis in Helsinki city centre. A 3,5 km long paved pathway runs around Töölönlahti Bay providing stunning views over the shimmering blue waters with swans and geese gliding around. The old wooden villas of Linnunlaulu and famous landmarks of Helsinki such as the Opera House and Finlandia Hall peek through fresh green foliage.

Töölönlahti Bay | Helsinki

5. Kaivopuisto Park

This is Helsinki’s oldest and most beloved park surrounded by embassies and villas. Kaivopuisto Park is every local’s favourite green place with a small observatory on top of the hill and great views over the marina and out to the sea. Here the abundance of trees makes the park shine in all shades of green.

Kaivopuisto Park | Helsinki

6. Seaside cafes

On a sunny spring day outdoor cafes and restaurants along the beautiful seashores of Helsinki make a great place to enjoy spring vibes together with fresh sea air and mild spring sunshine. Read more: 6 Unique Summer Cafes Loved by Locals.

You may like to read more about Helsinki:

Day Trip to Former Military Islands Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari

Visit to Small Recreational Island Lonna

Traditional Midsummer Celebrations at Seurasaari Island

Island Escape in Helsinki Archipelago: Former Military Island Isosaari

10 Free Things to Do in Helsinki

5 New Places to Visit in Helsinki 2017

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Author: Piia | Ticket to Adventures

Captivating travel stories from around the world, near and far, by an experienced traveller and adventurer.

4 thoughts on “Best Places to See Helsinki in Its Spring Coat

  1. Beautiful photos as always. Helsinki looks so beautiful these days 😍😍


  2. So glad to read that spring has arrived at last ! Lovely photos of Helsinki Piia.


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