To Cherry Blossom or Not To Cherry Blossom...
April 5, 2012 12:05 PM Subscribe
San Fran Filter: Visiting SF as a tourist. Cherry Blossom Festival is happening then. Is that festival worth our time?
I will be visiting San Francisco from April 18 - April 23 with friends. Doing the tourist thing. We have all visited the city at least once before, but none of us know it very well.
We have guide books, and the inter-web, and a good sense of what to see and do. But, the Cherry Blossom Festival has us confounded. We will be in the city for the final weekend of the festival. We intend to visit Japantown, probably go out for Japanese food one night - but what about the festival itself. Some of our group think it shouldn't be miss, a unique cultural event - some of our group think it is a waste of time, just another street fair.
We can't seem to get a clear answer from other sources. So, mefites, is the Cherry Blossom Festival worth attending, as a tourist with limited time in the city? Is it a worth-while cultural event, or just another street fair?
Any thoughts about this would be great appreciated.