Spring

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

Outdoor Activities in Washington, DC

Walk your way through DC and beyond With its ample sidewalks, abundant public parks and miles of panoramic trails, Washington, DC is an extremely exercise-friendly destination. In fact, a recent study by the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at George Washington University named the nation’...

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...

adams morgan neighborhood
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...

jefferson memorial with cherry blossoms
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...

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...

Cherry blossoms
Guide to the Washington Nationals

This summer, get an exclusive discount on the hottest ticket in town! Check out nationals.com/vip and enter promo code " VISITDC " to get a special deal on Nationals tickets. History After a 33-year absence, Major League Baseball in Washington was revived with the arrival of the Nationals in 2005...

Washington Nationals Baseball Game at Sunset
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
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...

Botanic Garden
20+ Things to Do This July in Washington, DC

Events Fourth of July in Washington, DC Take a look at our 20 ways to celebrate the holiday in the District, which includes character demonstrations at the National Archives , fireworks on the National Mall and a free concert at the U.S. Capitol . We have also compiled a list of the best spots to...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2015 - Engineers from Quehue, Peru, complete the Q’eswachaka Bridge
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...