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Cherry Blossoms in Peak Bloom in Washington, DC

Video and photos of cherry blossoms in full bloom on the National Mall and Tidal Basin.

Spring has sprung and Washington, DC is in full bloom. It’s a beautiful time of year to see our nation’s capital, especially during the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival and luckily I’m in town.

I’ve been traveling a lot, but every spring in my home area of Washington, DC, I make it a point to get down to the National Mall to see the cherry blossoms.

Cherry blossoms surrounding the National Monument

Cherry blossoms surrounding the National Monument

Head down to the National Mall and Tidal Basin for the best cherry blossom viewing. I’m warning you, this location is not a secret. Hordes of people from around the country and the world descend on Washington to photograph and be photographed with the cherry blossoms and can you blame them. Just walking under these graceful flowers will lift your spirits and it should.

Can you see the Jefferson Memorial in the distance? So beautiful.

Can you see the Jefferson Memorial in the distance? So beautiful.

Taking a closer look.

Taking a closer look.

A gift from Japan to the United States in 1912 symbolizing friendship, the cherry blossom is also richly symbolic in Japanese culture.

The 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival runs through Sunday, April 17

The 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival runs through Sunday, April 17.

Just remember, peak blooms don’t last long, sometimes only a week or so. It depends on the weather and with the strong breeze I experienced today, I think you better make your way to DC… if you can handle the crowds. Come on, it’s worth it.

The crowded, but pretty Tidal Basin.

The crowded, but pretty Tidal Basin.

For more places to see cherry blossoms in the DC area and tips to plan your visit, check out Where to See Cherry Blossoms in DC, Virginia, and Maryland on FuninFairfaxVA.

1 Comment

  1. Susan St Amand

    April 6, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Can never get tired of seeing the Cherry Blossoms in Wash. DC. Always pretty. The Cherry Blossom Parade held every spring is also exciting to see in Wash. DC.

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