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Kick-off the Spring by welcoming the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC

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Kick off spring with the best pictures you will ever take in Washington D.C., as the city gets ready to welcome the Cherry Blossoms.

The trees go back to 1912 when more than 3,000 trees were gifted to the United States by Japan. This gift was presented as a sign of friendship between both countries.

This once a year event draws thousands of tourists between March and April. But there is a catch, the peak bloom is always changing due to the weather. To make sure you don’t miss out, check out the Cherryblossomwatch website for peak bloom date updates. It’s a site many Washingtonians are constantly monitoring to stay in the loop.

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Most of the trees are located around the Tidal Basin. The best way to reach the Tidal Basin is by Metro. There is limited parking and too many tourists walking in the area so bring your best walking shoes. The closest metros are Smithsonian and Federal Triangle on the blue, orange and silver lines.

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Also, don’t forget to visit the Floral Library next to the Tidal Basin. Enjoy a flower garden patch filled with different types of flowers, including tulips and daffodils.

While you are in town, continue the spring celebration by visiting the Cherry Blossoms Pop-up Bar located 1843 7th St. NW. The line is long during weekends and after-hours during weekdays; however, the line shortens later in the evenings. The pop-up bar offers all things cherry blossoms from crafted cocktails, sake and Japanese beers. Try the Calpico Fizz or the Beana Colada. The cherry blossom theme bar runs until April 29th.

For all the DC Cherry Blossom Festival event dates check out the official website here.

The cherry blossoms bloom marks the end of winter in DC and the city comes to life with so many colors. Hope you can visit the nation’s capital soon so you can have your perfect cherry blossom pic, a truly magical experience #nofilter needed.

 

This is a guest post by our DC Brand Ambassador, Olga Hernández.

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