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