The capital of United States, Washington DC, celebrates the onset of spring by hosting the energetic and lovely National Cherry Blossom Festival. The stars of springtime in the city are undoubtedly the elegant cherry blossom trees. If you go on a Washington DC tour during the festival, you will be able to see that the entire city is accented in pink to welcome the spring season.
If you wish to enjoy Washington DC to its fullest or if you wish to know more about the different festivals and cultural activities in the city, it is best to schedule your Washington DC tour during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival has already begun as on March 20, but it prolong until April 15.
The National Park Service and the National Cherry Blossom Festival recently stated that the cherry blossom peak bloom period would most probably take place during the second week of April this year. Several locals claim that approximately 70 percent flowers in the blossom trees will remain open on the average peak bloom date. It might come as a surprise to you when you hear that the entire blooming period may even last up to 2 weeks.
The National Park Service made a recent statement in their official website, which stated, “It is nearly impossible to give an accurate forecast much more than 10 days before the peak bloom.” However, it is safe to assume that the peak bloom might occur during the first second week of April. So, it is best to be here in Washington DC if you wish to watch this excellent spectacle with your own eyes.
The Tidal Basin of Washington DC is undoubtedly the best place to visit the blossom trees. In fact, a major portion of the blossom trees is located in the close vicinity of the Tidal Basin. Apart from that, you will also be able to find small clusters of blossoms along the National Mall.
Tourists who wish to see a few off-the-radar cherry blossom trees should go to Oxon Run Park, Stanton Park, Dumbarton Oaks, Anacostia Park, or the National Arboretum. The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, which will be held on April 14, will also make your Washington DC tour a lot more memorable and exciting.