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National Cherry Blossom Festival

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Interactive Map: Here Are The Best Spots to See Cherry Blossoms

Whether you want gorgeous photos from famous spots or to avoid crowds, we've got you covered



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    Kyechia McDougall (R) of College Park, Maryland, takes a picture with her daughter Kayla Smith (2nd R) while she enjoys cherry trees in their full bloom with her friend Shaun Pierre (3rd R) of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Pierre's daughters Monica (4th R) and Michaun (L) near the Washington Monument April 1, 2010 in Washington, DC. The National Cherry Blossom Festival, a celebration to mark the annual blooming of the gifts from Japan 98 years ago, will run through April 11. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    What to Know

    • The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., goes from March 20 to April 14, 2019

    • Peak bloom began April 1, the National Park Service said

    • The Tidal Basin is the most popular, crowded spot to enjoy the flowers, but the trees are planted throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia

    Turn any corner in D.C., Maryland or Virginia and you may be greeted with a delightful spring sight: delicate cherry blossoms in peak bloom.

    The National Park Service says peak bloom — when 70 percent of Yoshino cherry trees are in full-flower — is likely to last until April 7-10.

    And many trees will still be bursting with pink and white flowers for days to come.

    Whether you want to avoid crowds or visit the most popular spots, this map will show you the best places to see the cherry blossoms.

    Best Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots

    Here are some iconic favorites and off-the-beaten-path places


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