Cherry Blossoms

Where to See Cherry Blossoms in DC, Maryland and Virginia

Find a cherry blossom viewing spot nearby with a map of D.C.'s cherry trees plus a list of the best viewing spots in Maryland and Virginia

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Washington, D.C.'s, most famous cherry trees along the Tidal Basin are at peak bloom, and you can see beautiful cherry blossoms throughout D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Spot gorgeous cherry trees in bloom and snap those flower-filled Instagram shots all around the D.C. area — maybe even just a short walk away from your home.

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It's a special year because the National Cherry Blossom Festival is back in full bloom after going virtual due to the pandemic. Here's our full guide.

Here are spots to see the cherry blossom trees in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossoms

American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

The American University campus in Northwest D.C. is a designated arboretum with over 3,000 trees of all types — including collections of cherry trees.

Oxon Run Park
1200 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, D.C.

This park could give the Tidal Basin a serious challenge: More than 200 cherry blossom trees have been planted there.

Tidal Basin
South of the National Mall

The epicenter of cherry blossom spring fever is at the Tidal Basin — it's a spectacular sight to see, but expect some crowds. Your best bet is to take public transit, bikes or scooters. Here's our full guide.

The Wharf
760 Maine Ave SW, Washington, D.C.

Stroll down The Wharf or sit down on a restaurant patio, then look out across the Washington Channel for some cherry blossom views. You could also rent a kayak or canoe or board the Cherry Blossom Water Taxi. Bonus: Check out Anime Movie Days and more cherry blossom events, including the Bloomaroo festival and fireworks show on April 2.

The U.S National Arboretum is a beautiful sight to see year-round, but when it's surrounded by cherry blossoms it's even more alluring.

U.S. National Arboretum
3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

The Arboretum has its own collection of cherry trees alongside numerous other plants. You can download their app to a self-guided tour of 27 cherry trees, plus maps of the grounds.

Your Neighborhood

Check out this map to find cherry blossom trees throughout the District.

All the Neighborhood Cherry Blossom Trees in the District

Cherry trees on non-federal land in D.C., color-coded by type of tree and sized according to the tree's diameter. Click on the magnifying glass at the bottom of the map to search for your address.

Source: D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT) Street Spatial Database (SSD)
Credit: Anisa Holmes / NBC Washington

Maryland Cherry Blossoms

Brookside Gardens and other Montgomery County Parks
Various locations

Twenty-five of Montgomery County's public parks have cherry blossoms trees, as you can see on this map.

Brookside Gardens is a standout spot because it has 26 Yoshino and weeping cherry trees that are particularly impressive — look in the Gude Garden.

Another option is South Germantown Recreational Park, which will also host a fun run/walk through the cherry trees on April 2.

Centennial Park (Howard County)
1000 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland

Cherry trees have been planted in three spots in Centennial Park in Howard County. View some from your car, or walk the Lake Loop. Here's a map.

National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, now boasts 200 cherry trees of their own.

National Harbor
Oxon Hill, Maryland

National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, now boasts 200 cherry trees of their own.

fort mchenry cherry blossom
Blossoms at Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry
2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, Maryland

The grounds of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland, host cherry blossom trees.

Kenwood Neighborhood

Stroll through this Montgomery County neighborhood filled with cherry trees. The Kenwood trees often bloom three to four days after the Tidal Basin trees, according to Bethesda Magazine.

Virginia Cherry Blossoms

Photo: Matt Chenet for Visit Alexandria
At Founder's Park in Alexandria, you can take in the fresh air, look over the water and bask in cherry blossom galore.

Founder's Park
351 N Union St, Alexandria, Virginia

At Founder’s Park in Alexandria, you can take in fresh air, overlook the water and bask in cherry blossom galore.

Nearly 100 acres of a wide array of plants comprise Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Fairfax Station, Virginia.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct, Vienna, Virginia

Nearly 100 acres of a wide array of plants comprise Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Fairfax Station, Virginia, but in the springtime, it becomes a haven of cherry blossoms for you to see.

Van Gogh Bridge on Lake Anne
The Green Trail, Reston, Virginia

This spot is for the photographers: The few cherry trees around the bridge make a gorgeous photo backdrop. To get there, follow Reston's Green Trail over Lake Anne.

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