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National Cherry Blossom Festival
In 1912, Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki gifted Washington, D.C. with 3,000 cherry trees. To commemorate his generosity, the Cherry Blossom Festival was born. Tourists from all over the world come to the... Read More
In 1912, Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki gifted Washington, D.C. with 3,000 cherry trees. To commemorate his generosity, the Cherry Blossom Festival was born. Tourists from all over the world come to the Tidal Basin to see the blooms which come out on average between late March to early April. The peak bloom date is the day that 70 percent of the blossoms are open. While the blooms may be the main attraction, the festival features a variety of creative and diverse activities that promote contemporary arts and culture, the environment and education. While most events are free and open to the public, some require paid admission.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: You can rid yourself of the winter blues and cabin fever by attending this kick-off to spring.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Spring brings out the romantic side in everyone so take a walk by the beautiful Tidal Basin to see the district bathed in pink.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: People from around the world make their way to the nation's capital just for this event.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: What better way to welcome the end of winter and the beginning of spring than to have beautiful flowers framing the Nation's Capital.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Washington. D.C. may be known for being covered in red, white and blue but it always looks good in pink.