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Visitor Information

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

2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival

The 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held March 20 through April 13. The Cherry… Read More

Parking for the Cherry Blossoms

If driving remains your best option, here are a few ideas on where to park when… Read More

2019 Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Forecasts

The latest information and forecasts on when Washington DC's cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin will… Read More

The Floral Library

Consisting mostly of several varieties of colorful tulips, the Floral Library is located at the northeast… Read More

Tips for Taking Young Kids to the Cherry Blossoms

Some tips for taking young kids to see the cherry blossoms. Read More

Does Rain (or Storms) Affect the Cherry Blossoms?

Rain, wind, and even scattered storms are pretty common in DC in the spring. So this… Read More

Monuments of the Tidal Basin

Here's a quick guide to the monuments you might come across as you wander amongst the… Read More

Cherry Blossom Paddle Boat Reservations

Paddle boats on the Tidal Basin offer a unique way to take in the view of… Read More

2018 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler

If you plan to visit the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin on the morning of… Read More

How to Find the Indicator Tree

The so-called indicator tree reliably blooms a week to ten days ahead of most of the… Read More

What to Expect, When

Here's a timeline of what to expect from roughly a week before the peak bloom to… Read More

2015 Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Forecasts

The latest information and forecasts on when Washington DC's cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin will… Read More

When is the Best Time to Visit Washington DC to See the Cherry Blossoms?

The short answer is that there's no easy answer. On average, the peak bloom occurs sometime… Read More

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… Read More

2014 Peak Bloom Forecasts

The latest information and forecasts on when Washington DC's cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin will… Read More

How to Get to the Cherry Blossoms

Information on the best ways to get down to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry… Read More

What Peak Bloom Means and Why It (sort of) Matters

So what exactly is "peak bloom" anyway? When does it happen? And does it matter? Read More

The Symbolism of the Cherry Blossoms

Yoshino cherry blossoms have long been heavy in symbolism in their native Japan. They have come to… Read More

Washington DC's Cherry Blossoms 2019

Each spring, the cherry blossoms lining Washington DC’s Tidal Basin burst into color in a beautiful… Read More