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A Fan of Cherry Blossoms but Not Crowds?

Ah, springtime in D.C. The humidity hasn’t set in yet, the rooftops of restaurants are opening up…and our impressive cherry blossoms arrive. Even the ever changing peak bloom date and looming threat of snow has not stopped the District in celebrating our iconic pink and white blooms. With the blossoms come the crowds, and lots of them – almost 1 million people flock to the Tidal Basin each year to view the flowering cherry trees.

What’s a Washingtonian to do? If you’re feeling festive and want to get outside to enjoy the warmer weather and beautiful trees, fear not! There are many ways to celebrate the cherry trees without setting foot on the National Mall.

Dying to see a cherry tree without being surrounded by people? See if there are any in your neighborhood with our handy cherry tree map of D.C.

Cherry blossoms aren’t your thing but still want to experience the beauty of blooming trees? Well have we got the thing for you – a map of all the flowering trees in the District. Give the colorful crapemyrtle, the fragrant liliac, or the unusual goldenraintree some love.

 When you’re done with your own personalized tree tour, you can continue the cherry blossomed themed fun with a variety of food and drink specials, including a cherry blossom pop-up bar, sake oyster shooters, or even a cherry pie-filled matcha cupcake! There is truly something for everyone this spring.

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