Visitor Information

Information for visitors about the famous cherry blossoms of Washington DC, including guides on where to stay and how to get there.


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.

Photo of Washington DC Cherry Blossoms.

Cherry Blossom 10 Miler 2024

The 2024 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Race is scheduled for April 7, 2023. Here’s a rundown of the impact on visiting the cherry blossoms.


When is Cherry Blossom Season in Washington DC?

The short answer is that there’s no easy answer. On average, the peak bloom occurs sometime around the last week or so of March through the first week or so of April. But precisely when during that period varies year to year. So here’s the longer version.

Photo of Washington DC Cherry Blossoms: April 12, 2014 taken by David Coleman.

Avoiding the Crowds

Crowds are an integral part of Washington DC’s cherry blossom season. But there are ways you can avoid them and still see flowers.