Published Mar 9, 2017 at 11:31 AM | Updated at 7:08 AM EDT on Mar 25, 2017
When the cherry blossoms bloom, you can expect to face crowds of thousands who gather at the Tidal Basin each year to check them out. Maneuvering through traffic and trying to get a good view can be quite the challenge -- so we're sharing this list of 15 spots where the flowers are just as beautiful to look at... without quite as much of a crowd.
One thing to note: All the photos shown here are from previous years. Peak bloom isn't expected until March 19-22, according to the National Park Service.