National Cherry Blossom Festival
The popular basin and surrounding cherry trees face danger from rising sea levels.
23.8 million people visited the District, most domestic travelers.
That was 1.1 million more than the number who came to the nation’s capital the previous year
The National Park Service and nonprofits say the Tidal Basin could use up to $500 million in work
This year’s official peak bloom forecast for the famous blossoms has moved up a few days
The transit agency says it plans to take a weekend maintenance break for the next four weekends
It’s electric (literally)
The trees’ green-bud stage is already starting to be seen, according to the National Park Service
The festival kicks off on March 20, but an official peak-bloom prediction is still pending
From how to get there to a map of road closures, see all the need-to-know information before the event.
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It’s the most wonderful, most pink time of the year once again.
For the first time in nearly a century, the cherry blossoms may not hit peak bloom.
On April 8, 2017, the annual event, the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, will once again fill Washington, D.C.’s streets with performers and pink petals. While the event is free, those who want to get the best views should come with tickets.
The cherry blossoms are gorgeous, but the traffic can make it hard to truly enjoy them. Now, you don't have to worry about cramped Metro cars or shut down streets thanks to a live broadcast. EarthCam teamed up with the National Park Service.
Need a place to stay this Cherry Blossom season? Curbed has you covered with eight rentals, available between March 23, the start of the peak bloom period, and April 16, the day of the parade. See some of the best options below.
While you prepare for this year's parade by either reserving parking or finding all-pink outfits to wear at the signature events, Curbed has put together a few details on what you need to know, from the time to the location to the performers.
Cherry blossom season is less than a week away. With that, it's time to figure out how you're going to get to Washington, D.C., where you're going to stay, and what you're going to eat.
Imagine you can spend around $270/night on a suite and you've narrowed it down to three D.C. hotels. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out.