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Washington’s Cherry Blossoms
Open The Door For Spring

Spring may be the best time of the year in Washington. Certainly Washington is one of the best places in America to enjoy the beauty of spring. And Georgetown Suites is the perfect place to stay while you take in this beautiful city.

The cherry blossoms may well be the highlight of the season in Washington as they welcome Spring to the Nation’s Capital. Then again, the cherry blossoms are just part of what makes Washington in the Spring so special. So come and see for yourself. See what all the fuss is about.

So, When Do the Cherry Blossoms Bloom?

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The first green buds of the cherry trees typically appear during the end of February and beginning of March. Throughout the month of March, the cherry blossoms' florets extend, their peduncles elongate, and their flowers take on a puffy white appearance.

In 2016 and 2017, Washington's cherry blossoms reached peak bloom on March 25th, but peak bloom can occur as late as mid-April, with 2018's peak bloom occurring on April 5th! To monitor the status of 2018's cherry blossom season, keep your eye on the National Park Service's official bloom watch, and check back throughout the year for more information about the cherry blossoms in 2019.

NPS Bloom Watch

2019 Cherry Blossom Festival

hotel near cherry blossom festival

Since Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki gifted Washington DC with 3,000 Yoshino cherry trees in 1912, the trees have become integral to the city's identity. To commemorate this diplomatic act and the beauty of Washington DC, the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival welcomes travelers from around the world to celebrate the scenic splendor of the season.

Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival host events throughout the city over a three week period. With a parade, live entertainment, kite festival, art exhibits, and beyond, the Cherry Blossom Festival activities for everyone, from the artist to the botanist to the curious child. Come back throughout the year as more events get planned for the festival in 2019.

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Best Places to See the Cherry Blossoms

Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

Tidal Basin

Perhaps the city's most iconic place to see the cherry blossoms, the Tidal Basin offers some of the most picturesque views in the city. Grab a seat on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial and take in the majesty of blossom-lined waterfront.

Dumbarton Oaks

Just a mile from the hotel, Dumbarton Oaks offers some of the most picturesque cherry tree groves in the Georgetown neighborhood. The 19th-century Federal estate also features a museum with collections of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art.

Washington Monument

While you'll find cherry trees peppered throughout the National Mall, you won't find a more Instagram-worthy location than the world famous Washington Monument.

Cherry Blossom Cruise

To do cherry blossom season in style, book a seat on cherry blossom cruise with DC Cruises. Not only will you get great riverfront views of the tree-lined Potomac, you'll also be able to sip on a signature Blossom Margarita.

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