Exploring the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC is an annual event not to be missed! Visitors from all over will be in our nation’s capital to experience the more than 3000 cherry blossom trees. Peak bloom has been announced and we can expect to see our annual blossoms earlier than anticipated, between March 27-30th. The biggest question that travelers ask as they are planning their trips is where are the best places to go to see the trees? Below are a few great options compiled by our team to get the most out of your trip to Washington, DC.
The Historic Tidal Basin
The Tidal Basin located south of downtown, Washington, DC in West Potomac Park is home to over 3000 cherry blossom trees and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. These trees line the basin which connects to the Washington Channel and the Potomac river. The basin was created in the 1800s as a solution for sweeping away silt and sediment inside the Washington Channel. The basin is 10 feet deep and spans 107 acres in size. This is the most popular destination to see the cherry blossoms and during peak bloom can get very busy.
The National Mall
Are you interested in a location that offers more space to walk freely and the option to have a picnic during cherry blossom season? The National Mall and the space that surrounds the Washington Monument is a wonderful choice for families, couples and individuals looking to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Spring in Washington, DC. There are also a few cherry blossom patches near the monument which will give you a chance to appreciate their beauty minus the crowds.
Viewing from the Sky
Another great option for cherry blossom viewing is the Washington Monument observation deck. Recently renovated, the observation deck stands 500 feet above DC and has views of everything within 25 miles including the U.S. Capitol, the White House, Arlington Cemetery, Washington National Cathedral, and yes you guessed it – the cherry blossoms!
Relax and Unwind
After a long day of exploring the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC where are the best places to go to relax? Just four blocks from the White House, Quill Bar & Lounge offers an outdoor patio and exclusive cherry blossom cocktails crafted by our team; a great place to wind down after a day of taking in the historic landmarks.