A family-friendly retreat filled with a lot of activities to do await you in Washington DC during spring. The season’s main draw is the blooming of the cherry blossom tree, and the national festival. However, you have more things to explore during spring. The following are some of the local’s favorites, which you should also try while touring Washington DC.
Amble Along the Tidal Basin
Tidal Basin is an artificial reservoir between the Washington Channel and Potomac River. It is the center of all attractions, especially when the cherry trees are at their peak bloom. Yet again, the Tidal Basin is one of DC’s most picturesque spots, regardless of the season you visit. Get up early morning and come here for a stunning photo-op with your camera or pack a picnic basket and roll in around evening.
Take Part in a Cherry Blossom Festival Event
The national festival takes place from March third week to April-mid each year. Many events in the festival are free of cost to attend. One of them is the Blossom Kite Festival, which sees numerous kites taking a “flight” to the sky, along the National Mall. You also do not require a single penny to catch the Parade or Petalpalooza of the national festival.
Explore Colorful Flowers beyond the Mall in DC
Seeing the cherry blossoms on the Mall is a must when on a trip to the nation’s capital all alone. In addition, include more things into your private tour Washington DC devoted to flower exploration. Make a list of the best attractions for that. Ideally, your itinerary should include the Bishop Garden, which was actually designed to suit the gothic-style Washington National Cathedral. Another option you have in this regard is the US Botanic Garden, featuring blooming wildlife throughout the year.
Recreation Pier at The Wharf
The Recreation Pier in the Wharf neighborhood is ideal to enjoy an evening while admiring the Washington Channel’s beauty. There are the chairs specifically designed for lounging here. Else, take a seat at an outdoor desk for catching rays. There are modern swing sets as well, so you can also take your kids along with you.
The White House garden Trip
Each spring, the White House Garden lures in visitors from around the world to witness the beauty of the land, at no cost. The tour comprises the Rose, Jacqueline Kennedy and the White House Kitchen gardens, among other spaces.