The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a three-week celebration in Washington, DC that commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 Japanese cherry trees from the Mayor of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The trees were presented as a gift to enhance the friendship between America and Japan. The dates for this year’s Festival were March 20-April 14th.
Each year, more than 1.5 million people enjoy the National Cherry Blossom festivities. One of the most popular locations to see the Cherry Blossoms is along the Tidal Basin near the National Mall.
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly and uber fun spring break destination for your family, look no further. Here are some of our favorite images of the Cherry Blossoms at full bloom along the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC.