Washington DC’s Cherry Blossoms

The blooming of Washington DC's beautiful cherry blossoms is a highlight of spring.
Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC
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Every spring, nearly 1,700 Cherry Blossom trees lining Washington DC’s Tidal Basin burst into color in a beautiful display of floral fireworks. But the peak bloom period lasts only a few days, and precisely when it happens varies each year. This site brings together information about visiting the cherry blossoms and Washington DC, peak bloom forecasts, and up-to-date photos so that you can plan your own visit or follow along from afar.

I now have a special section of this site dedicated specifically to the cherry blossoms, CherryBlossomWatch.com. You can find much more detail there, including information about the peak bloom forecast and visitor guides.

Photos of the Cherry Blossoms

Early Morning at the Cherry Blossoms in Washington DCCherry Blossoms Along the Banks of the Tidal BasinCherry Blossoms with the Washington MonumentWashington DC Cherry Blossoms - March 29, 2016Cherry Blossoms in Washington DCWashington DC Cherry Blossoms - March 29, 2016Washington DC Cherry Blossoms - March 29, 2016Tidal Basin with Beautiful Cherry BlossomsWashington DC Cherry Blossoms - March 26, 2016Taking Photos of Cherry Blossoms in Washington DCWashington DC Cherry Blossoms - March 24, 2016Cherry Blossoms Just After Peak BloomWashington DC Cherry BlossomsCherry Blossoms in Washington DCJefferson Memorial and Washington DC Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom

More Photos

I have many more photos of the cherry blossoms here.

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Washington DC Visitor Guides

If you're coming in from out of town, here are some of the most popular guidebooks that can help you make the most of your visit.

Fodor's Washington D.C.: with Mount Vernon, Alexandria & Annapolis...
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Fodor's Washington D.C.: with Mount Vernon, Alexandria & Annapolis...
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  • English (Publication Language)
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Lonely Planet Washington, DC (Travel Guide)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Planet, Lonely (Author)
Fodor's Washington D.C 25 Best 2021 (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Fodor's Washington D.C 25 Best 2021 (Full-color Travel Guide)
  • Fodor’s Travel Guides (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Washington, DC (2020) (Pocket Travel Guide)
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Washington, DC (2020) (Pocket Travel Guide)
  • DK Eyewitness (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

And here are some interesting options for less traditional guidesbooks if you'd like an emphasis on exploring DC on foot or diving into some of the region's rich history.

A History Lover's Guide to Washington, D.C.: Designed for Democracy...
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A History Lover's Guide to Washington, D.C.: Designed for Democracy...
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