Spring is fast approaching. As the weather begins to warm up, hoards of tourist from around the world are preparing to descend upon Washington, D.C. to witness the lavish beauty of the pink and white cherry blossoms along the tidal basin.
Watch: A Cherry Blossom Brunch
This year the peak of the season was predicted to be about the middle of March, but with a series of relentless nor’easters pushing through the region the date has been pushed back to April 8-12. Buds started protruding through the branches early this month, however experts agree that the extended winter weather will not impact the health of the forthcoming blossoms.
If you are planning to come to Washington, D.C. to see the cherry blossoms at their their peak then you should come during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival which has its opening ceremony pushed back to March 25, 2018. For a full list of events, including the annual Kite Festival, visit the official website.
Make a full day of it and eat a wonderful brunch at a local restaurant like Busboys & Poets. Then you can catch the Circulator which has a Blossom Bus to the National Mall where you can walk off your meal and enjoy the blossoms at their peak.
Have you been to see the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.? What was your favorite part of the experience? Share your tips down in the comments.