Cherry Blossom Watch
Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 24, 2023
The cherry blossoms reached peak bloom yesterday. And they should be looking beautiful at least into next week.
Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 23, 2023
The NPS has determined that the cherry blossoms have reached peak bloom today. And they're looking wonderful!
Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 22, 2023
We're getting very close to peak bloom now. There are still a number of trees that have only really just started to open. But the warmer temperatures into tomorrow should do the trick and give them a jolt of energy.
Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 21, 2023
More cherry blossoms have come out, and they're on track to hit peak sometime over the next day or two.
Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 20, 2023
The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin aren't yet in full bloom, but a few warmer days coming up will bring many more flowers out. So they should be in full bloom by the end of this week.
Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 19, 2023
There are plenty of trees flowering now, and they're looking quite pretty. But there are also plenty yet to open (or fully open). So we're still a warm day or two away from peak bloom and their full display.
Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 17, 2023
Warmer temperatures yesterday brought more flowers out. Another warm day today will bring out even more.
Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 16, 2023
After some cold and blustery days, it's feeling far more spring-like today. And temperatures to match, climbing into the 60s today and tomorrow. That's going to bring out a lot more flowers over the next few days.
Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 15, 2023
Cold temperatures have slowed progress, but warmer temps are coming. The NPS tweaked have their peak bloom prediction.
Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 14, 2023
There's still a very wide spread of development stages, with more blossoms gradually opening.
Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 9, 2023
It has been cooler, but the cherry trees at the Tidal Basin are still moving along. There continues to be a very wide spread of development stages. Some trees have barely gotten started. Others already have a few open flowers starting to appear.
Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 6, 2023
We've had a few more warmer days, and the cherry blossoms are coming along. There's a wide spread of progress on the trees around the Tidal Basin.
2023 Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Forecasts
The latest information and forecasts on when Washington DC's cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin will reach peak bloom in Spring 2023.
Where to Stay in Washington DC for the Cherry Blossoms
Some local recommendations on where to stay if you're visiting from out of town to see the cherry blossoms.
2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival
The 2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled for March 18 to April 16.
Parking for the Cherry Blossoms
If driving remains your best option, here are a few ideas on where to park when going to the cherry blossoms.
The Floral Library
Consisting mostly of several varieties of colorful tulips, the Floral Library is located at the northeast corner of the Tidal Basin.
Tips for Taking Young Kids to the Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin
Some tips for taking young kids to see the cherry blossoms.
Does Rain (or Storms) Affect the Cherry Blossoms?
Rain, wind, and even scattered storms are pretty common in DC in the spring. So this is a question that comes up often during cherry blossom season.
Monuments of the Tidal Basin
Here's a quick guide to the monuments you might come across as you wander amongst the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin.
Family or Engagement Photos with the Cherry Blossoms – Local Professional Photographers
Looking to hire a professional photographer for family, engagement, or portrait photos with the cherry blossoms? Here are some recommendations.
Cherry Blossom Paddle Boat Reservations
Paddle boats on the Tidal Basin offer a unique way to take in the view of the cherry blossoms in full bloom.
2023 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler
The 2023 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Race is scheduled for April 2, 2023. Here's a rundown of the impact on visiting the cherry blossoms.
How to Find the Indicator Tree
The so-called indicator tree reliably blooms a week to ten days ahead of most of the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin. Here's how to find it.