You’ll have to visit the Tidal Basin between March 29 and April 1 to see the trees at their best. The original prediction put the peak bloom at March 29 to April 3.
The Park Service said it changed its prediction after deciding the trees were in their “puffy white” stage on Tuesday. That stage usually occurs four to six days before the peak bloom begins.
The Cherry Blossom Festival officially begins this Saturday. It runs through April 10.
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