Washington DC's famous cherry blossom reached peak bloom on March 28, 2021. They're now done for the year.
You can find the most recent updates here.
The main cherry blossoms are done now and leafing out, but the Kwanzan cherry blossoms are in full bloom and looking beautiful.
There are fewer of them than the more famous Yoshino cherry blossoms, but they’re especially pretty. And with their bold pink flowers that often reach close to the ground, they’re especially good as backdrops for portrait photos.
There are some Kwanzan cherry blossoms scattered in the area near the Tidal Basin, with large groves of them around East Potomac Park towards Hains Point.
You can find more information about them, as well as a map that shows some places to find them, on the Kwanzan cherry blossom page.
The National Park Service has lifted the access restrictions and opened the roads around the Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park to normal traffic and parking.
Here are some photos I took this morning to show how the ones at East Potomac Park are looking.
Want to Help Support DC's Cherry Trees?
If you'd like to help support the care and upkeep of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin, the Trust for The National Mall has launched an Endow a Cherry Tree Campaign. Donations go to the official Cherry Tree Endowment, which will give the National Park Service additional resources to fund the care, maintenance, and possible replacement of the cherry trees. You can find more information here.
The Trust is dedicated to marshaling private support for maintaining and improving the historic National Mall area. I'm not affiliated with the Trust--just an admirer of their efforts.