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While cherry blossom festivals are held in many US cities throughout the springtime, the DC National Cherry Blossom Festival is by far the grandest. Symbolic of international friendship, the 1,700 cherry blossom trees that line the Tidal Basin were...more
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17th Street NW, Grounds of the Washington Monument, Washington DC, DC
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Went to DC for business and just by chance it was the peak week for the cherry blossoms to bloom!
What a treat! Didn’t think it would as magical as it was but it was so beautiful!
I would highly recommend to anyone who is...More
This is a must see Spring happening when the beauty of nature comes into full view. Comprised of more than 4000 cherry trees - originally provided by Japan approximately 100 years ago and augmented over the years- provides a spectacular though short lived natural experience....More
Just way to much to do in this town but if you’re here for this then you cannot miss it.
It’s nice to walk around and enjoy it he views by the water, but it’s also way too crowded and there’s lots more nearby to...More
I’m so glad I flew to DC in time for the Cherry Blossoms! I didn’t even expect to see them but my friend told me they were having the festival that week so we went! Totally worth all the pictures! We spent a good hour...More
We missed peak bloom at the Tidal Basin, but there were still plenty of beautiful blossoms around DC. We preordered grandstand seats for the parade, which was very convenient. It felt very much like a large scale hometown parade. The Smithsonian museums were packed following...More
Our visit to DC during the Festival involved comfortable train travel from New Jersey and a combination of convenient and not too expensive taxis and Metro trains in the city. On an overcast afternoon the majority of trees that we saw, near the Tidal Basin...More
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Not likely...of course they'll be a few late bloomers and remnants of others that are at the tail end of blooming, but it will be nothing like last week or the week before. However, it is a lovely time of year to stroll... More
Not likely...of course they'll be a few late bloomers and remnants of others that are at the tail end of blooming, but it will be nothing like last week or the week before. However, it is a lovely time of year to stroll around the monuments and appreciate the landscape and architecture along with the history of some of the greatest people who represent our country.