Spring

Cherry blossoms, exciting sports action, outdoor fun – DC is ready to bloom this spring.

#MyDCcool Fan Photos of the Month

We’ve asked our Instagram , Twitter and Facebook fans to tag their DC pics #MyDCcool , and the results have been incredible! Check out these jaw-dropping photos from the month of April, including shots of the nation’s capital in bloom, springtime celebrations at the Whatrf and snapshots of colorful...

@goanniewhere - Springtime walk around the Jefferson Memorial - The best things to do this spring in Washington, DC
Guide to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

Nothing signifies the arrival of spring in the nation's capital quite like the blooming of the cherry blossom trees and the three-week-long National Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate the occasion. More than 1.5 million visitors descend upon Washington, DC each year to admire the 3,000-plus trees...

Couple on Tidal Basin Paddleboats - National Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington, DC
Color Me DC: 15 Ways to Embrace Spring Colors in Washington, DC

Pink is perhaps the most popular color in DC come springtime, as the city’s famous cherry blossoms bloom . However, you can find nearly the entire color spectrum when you peruse DC's museums, attractions, restaurants and neighborhoods. Lucky for you, we've picked out the best ways to discover all...

@beautifulpaper - 'LOVE' mural in Shaw's Blagden Alley - Colorful things to do in Washington, DC
10 Reasons to Participate in the 2019 DC Bike Ride

If you’re looking for family-friendly fun in the District this spring, you’ve found a gem with DC Bike Ride , happening on Saturday, May 18. Take part in an outdoor adventure that is sure to create lasting memories. If you need further convincing, here are even more reasons to participate and then...

DC Bike Ride - Spring family-friendly event in Washington, DC
11 Ways to Make the Most of Spring in Washington, DC

DC owns springtime . Its signature celebration, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, is the centerpiece, but the city offers so much more as the weather warms up. Check out all the things to do and start planning your springtime excursion with family and friends to Washington, DC.

Friends walking along Tidal Basin & cherry blossoms - Spring in Washington, DC
How Do I Get to the Cherry Blossom Trees in Washington, DC?

DC’s Metrorail , Metrobus and DC Circulator are the most convenient options for reaching the city’s blossom sites during the National Cherry Blossom Festival . Taking a bike ride to the blossoms and coasting alongside the beautiful trees is another route that locals and visitors love. For new...

Cherry Blossoms on the Tidal Basin - National Cherry Blossom Festival - Things to Do This Spring in Washington, DC
9 Reasons to Catch a Washington Nationals Baseball Game

The Washington Nationals , who have won four National League East titles since 2012, return to action on a mission to bring a title to DC. Throughout the spring and summer, Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto, Max Scherzer and Trea Turner will look to propel the Nats toward their first World Series title...

Reasons to Catch a Washington Nationals Baseball Game - Things to Do in Washington, DC
11 Great Spring Hotel Packages in Washington, DC

Spring makes for a great time to visit Washington, DC, as the city comes alive with the National Cherry Blossom Festival and can’t-miss spring activities . Hotels all over the city, and even some just outside of it, are offering awesome packages and deals throughout the coming months. Check out...

@pinkie925 - Spring flowers in front of the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall in Washington, DC
3 Days of Spring Adventures in Washington, DC

Morning Start with a leisurely stroll around the National Mall 's Tidal Basin to see the world-famous cherry blossoms. With more than 3,000 blossoms in bloom, springtime in DC is truly a sight worth seeing. Be sure to include a stop at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, which features more tha...

MLK Memorial across tidal basin cherry blossoms with a crowd of people
20+ Great Patios for Eating & Drinking in Washington, DC

Many of the city’s best restaurants and most exciting bars offer outdoor seating, so whether you're a foodie or just looking for some sunshine, there are great options for you. Check out our list of the best DC patios below, and make sure to visit the Georgetown waterfront , the Capitol Riverfront...

Outdoor dining on patio at Lupo Verde on 14th Street - Best restaurant patios in Washington, DC