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Old 03-24-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Its that time of year again where every plant starts to come back to life. Which city do you think makes the best transition from winter to spring? Please add pictures if you have any!!

my votes are...D.C., Denver, and Minneapolis.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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Any place in the south that is humid produces a gorgeous spring
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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DC, if only because winters are so utterly depressing (not really cold enough to snow, so it's just windy and barren, the city doesn't make much of the season etc) and spring is gorgeous enough on its own with incredible weather and cherry blossoms.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Its that time of year again where every plant starts to come back to life. Which city do you think makes the best transition from winter to spring? Please add pictures if you have any!!

my votes are...D.C., Denver, and Minneapolis.
Lemme tell you why I don't think it's Minneapolis......Minny goes from very cold (which we all know) to pretty damn warm to borderline hot in a VERY short period of time. If you look at the Sine curve for its avg high temps, it's the steepest of the major cities in the country. FOR THIS REASON, Spring is very short -- beautiful, but short -- and very wet (change in temps and all).

I personally prefer places where it goes from cold to warm/hot (i.e. 4 seasons) but is a smoother, longer transition: D.C., Cleveland/Cincy/Columbus, Detroit, Baltimore/Boston/Philly/NYC, St. Louis/Indy/Milwaukee/KC, and probably Denver.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:30 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Any place in the south that is humid produces a gorgeous spring
^^^ With tall trees. The south is very pleasing to eyes during the spring, but it's hell on your other senses. Bugs and pollen out the ass.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Its that time of year again where every plant starts to come back to life. Which city do you think makes the best transition from winter to spring? Please add pictures if you have any!!

my votes are...D.C., Denver, and Minneapolis.
Denver? Nah, what's so great about spring in Denver? I much prefer the amazing summer Spring is short on the Front Range, and some of the nastiest weather is in Mar/Apr.

I can't say it's the best, but west of Austin/SA in the Hill Country has a beautiful spring due to the wildflowers - especially good this year after the wet, wet winter:

http://www.highlandlakes.com/wildflowers/

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...AaHWsgKLmp2HCw
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Yes, pretty much ANY Deep South city has glorious springs. From personal experience I can tell you Savannah is at its peak right now -- virtually every direction you look is an explosion of color. Of course, the pollen levels are off the charts. That's why they make Claritin.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:42 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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The Pacific Northwest has a long, temperate, and very impressive spring. It rains and rains and rains during the winter. The clouds part, some spring showers come and go, and everything greens up so beautifully. In a place that is already very green, the intensity of the bloom in cities like Seattle and Portland are unparalelled. Spring blooms in the Northwest start early in late February and gradually go on well into May. One especially good place to spot spring bloom are the gardens (Japanese and Rose Gardens) at Washington Park in Portland, OR. It's absolutely glorious!
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Denver? Nah, what's so great about spring in Denver? I much prefer the amazing summer Spring is short on the Front Range, and some of the nastiest weather is in Mar/Apr.

I can't say it's the best, but west of Austin/SA in the Hill Country has a beautiful spring due to the wildflowers - especially good this year after the wet, wet winter:

Wildflowers in the Hill Country of Central Texas

hill country wildflowers - Google Search
I grew up in Denver, so I might just be a homer but the second the weather starts getting warm, everything just starts to come back to life, the trees are just really pretty, and watching the plains get some color is cool.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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DC's spring is pretty hard to beat, what with the cherry blossoms and abundant treescapes.
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