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National Cherry Blossom Festival: Tours & Tickets

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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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Reviewed June 12, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

We may have missed the cherry blossom festival. We took a train from Baltimore in hopes we would see beautiful cherry blossoms. I think we missed it. The ones that were there were very pretty.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Washington DC is terrific but going during Cherry Blossom time created additional stress. Traffic around the area was intense and although the cherry blossoms were nice, I believe overrated.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 55irwin
Reviewed May 7, 2019

There are to many people so go early or at sunset for the best pictures. Stop at the Jefferson Memorial and sit on the steps for a few minutes.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Very beautiful! The only thing I recommend , go early, because ,is crowded. And I also enjoy the kite festival!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ada_mama92
Reviewed April 21, 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank reise3
Reviewed April 16, 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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Livandbellasmom
April 11, 2019|
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Response from marypatro | Reviewed this property |
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
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NAMRITA N
April 1, 2019|
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Response from Saberman48 | Reviewed this property |
It’s Wednesday and the blossoms have popped. Not many petals on the grounds. The cooler weather has made the blossoms to hold on longer.
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March 31, 2018|
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