Spring

Spring: Cherry blossoms aren’t the only things blooming in DC.

Guide to the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Nothing signifies the arrival of spring in the District quite like the blooming of the cherry blossoms, an event that has spawned a three-week festival celebrating the occasion. More than 1.5 million visitors descend upon Washington, DC each year to admire the 3,000-plus trees. The festival, full...

Get Swept Away in Washington, DC

The cherry blossoms – gifted to the District in 1912 by the mayor of Tokyo – are the first sign of spring in Washington, DC. Thousands flock to the city (and the beautiful Tidal Basin, specifically) to witness the blooming of the blossoms, which turns the National Mall into a sea of pretty pink...

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3 Spring Days & Nights in DC

Spring is perhaps the most beautiful season of them all in the nation’s capital. With the blooming of the cherry blossom trees—and the accompanying National Cherry Blossom Festival that celebrates them—DC is awash in pink and is full of exciting activities. As the city thaws out from the winter...

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12 Inspiring Parks & Gardens in Washington, DC

Pierre L’Enfant, DC’s first urban planner, designed “The Federal City” to be beatified by public gardens, and so it is today. You’ll find scenic landscaping around the National Mall and the federal buildings in Washington, DC, along with dozens of gardens and parks within the nation’s capital. Here...

U.S. Botanic Garden
Top Spots to Photograph the Cherry Blossoms

Expert photographers will tell you, taking a captivating cherry blossom shot requires the right scene. Another thing they'd tell you is to take a picture at the right moment. For the blossoms, that's during peak bloom, which typically occurs around early April, but in the past has occurred as early...

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Exploring Washington, DC’s Neighborhoods

DC is about much more than monuments and museums. While these sites are absolutely must-see attractions, make it your mission to take in the excitement of DC’s neighborhoods as well. Below, find some of our favorite areas to walk around, relax, eat, drink and shop. Adams Morgan One of DC’s hippest...

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Events

The National Cherry Blossom Festival , a three-week, citywide festival celebrates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, DC by the mayor of Tokyo. The festival features a range of spectacular events, from its eponymous kite extravaganza on the National Mall to fun cultural experiences...

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Where to Eat & Drink at Nationals Park

There’s more to Nationals Park than cheering on the talented ballplayers and hoping to catch a fly ball. Compared to other parks, this one puts food high up on the priority list: easy-to-read digital menu boards illuminate thousands of crave-worthy items at each concession stand and there's even a...

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Museum Week DC – May 23-29, 2016

The nation’s capital is full of lively, interactive and historic museums that cater to a multitude of interests, from entire collections dedicated to the First Amendment or the previously untold history of espionage to landmark estates with lush gardens and more than 50 other unique topics. From...

Museum Week DC – May 23-29, 2016
5 Things You Need to Know About the National Cherry Blossom Festival

The cherry blossoms are without a doubt the stars of springtime in Washington, DC. Visit the District during this time and you’ll find the nation’s capital is accented in pink for the three-week National Cherry Blossom Festival . Here are the five things you need to know before planning your trip...