Take a trip to the nation’s capital this spring and celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival’s opening ceremony is March 26, and events last all the way into the middle of April. There are all kinds of celebrations for the entire family taking place, including the Southwest waterfront fireworks festival, the festival parade, the blossom kite festival and others.
During the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the most popular place to visit the cherry blossom trees is at the Tidal Basin. Here you’ll be able to capture beautiful photos of the cherry blossoms, and after you can visit the Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, which are all close by. Insider tip: to avoid the crowds, visit the Tidal Basin really early in the morning or really late in the evening.
If you’re looking to truly embrace this beautiful time of year, many restaurants also celebrate by participating in the Cherry Picks program. Now in its thirteenth year, Cherry Picks highlights DCs vibrant restaurant scene by highlighting creative spring menus throughout the duration of cherry blossom season.
Now that you know how to completely embrace Spring in DC, book your ticket ASAP, before the Hotwire Spring sale* ends.
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