Cherry Blossom Festival 2013

Mar 11, 2013 -- 6:51am

Have you ever been to D.C. during the Cherry Blossom Festival? Well, I haven't. So, since I'd like to be there for this year's festival (March 20th through April 14th), I did some Googling.

Cherry Blossom Festival - National Park Service website

National Cherry Blossom Festival website

Cherry Blossom Festival and surrounding area map

Since you're already there, and it looks like these are within walking distance, here are some attractions you may want to visit, too.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

George Mason Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Washington Monument

World War II Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Smithsonian

The White House...not that you're allowed to visit...

The National Park Service announced that the peak bloom (defined as when 70% of the blossoms are open), will be March 26 – March 30.

On Friday's show (March 22nd) a couple of callers recommended taking the D.C. Metro into the city. I've checked their website (http://www.wmata.com/index.cfm) and it looks to me like getting on it in New Carrollton and going to the Smithsonian stop is the best route. The rates are different on weekends but it's still quite reasonable and it only takes about 24 minutes to get there. I think, if I go, that's how I'll do it.

 

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