The DC cherry blossom festival is here and the beauty of everything makes me realize how lucky we are to be back home. Washington, DC is the place I moved to straight out of college, the place I started my career, and where I met my husband so it holds a special place in my heart. I’ve always had a soft spot for the monuments and the stunning Capitol Building, and when they’re surrounded by colorful blooms? Even better.
My friend Jodi visited over the weekend which was great timing because her company helped take my mind off of the surgery I had on Friday, and she scheduled her trip perfectly around peak bloom for the blossoms. I figured I’d be out of commission because of pain, but when cherry blossoms are involved, you get out of bed, dammit! It was a great excuse to get moving again.
We took a stroll around the Tidal Basin and really enjoyed everything the National Cherry Blossom Festival had to offer. Plus the weather couldn’t have been better. We didn’t watch the parade because we were too mesmerized by the blooms against the Jefferson Memorial and it was such a wonderful and relaxing time.
The surrounding DC bars and restaurants offered different cherry blossom specials that included fruity cocktails and cherry desserts, and street vendors sold festival shirts, postcards, posters, and keychains. Jodi bought the official festival artwork by Evelia Sowash from Kettering, Ohio and I’m a little jealous I didn’t do the same.
I love this time of the year!
Have you ever been to the DC cherry blossom festival?
Filed Under: Travel, Washington DC