It’s Cherry Blossom season!
Cherry Blossoms are gorgeous Japanese flowers that start to bloom every year in March. They’re a pretty big deal in the district, and they’ve even inspired a 3-week long springtime festival.
The plantings of the cherry blossom trees originated as a gift in 1912 from the people of Japan to the United States as gesture of friendship and goodwill. Since then, the number of trees has expanded to approximately 3,750 trees of 16 varieties on National Park Service land.
In America, we treasure the gifts we’ve been given, and this is why the Cherry Blossom trees are so highly-regarded. Not to mention, they’re so visually striking that it’s hard to not make a big deal. Last year marked the 100th anniversary, but the party is still happening! We’ve got some great blossom viewing options to choose from, so if you will be visiting the DMV area (DC, Maryland, Virginia) in the next few weeks, make sure to get in on the floral action.
Our newest activity is a bike tour, and it’s a great way to see these beauties up close and personal. Your guide will provide a history lesson about the trees, as well as all of the famous monuments where they bloom each year. Reserve your spot before availability – and Mother Nature’s annual color show – disappears!