In 1912, the Mayor of Tokyo gifted thousands of Japanese cherry blossom trees to Washington, DC, as a symbol of friendship between the U.S. and Japan. The kind gesture led to the formation of the Washington Cherry Blossom Festival, which marks the blooming of the 1700 cherry trees in D.C. along the tidal basin of the city.
Within this post, BestBus explain the best time to take a bus trip from NYC to Washington, DC to visit the Cherry Blossom Festival and highlight why so many are making the trip.
Consider Peak Bloom Period
The period known as "the peak bloom" in Washington, DC, varies depending on the year. However, this is the ideal time to visit Washington, D.C.’s for its cherry blossoms. This year, in 2019, the peak bloom is expected to be between March 17-20. You can take a bus from NYC to Washington, DC, with the luxury travel options here at Best Bus.
Consider Locations Throughout DC
The Cherry Blossom Festival attracts thousands of visitors from NYC and across the United States, so you should consider the best location to experience the event without being blocked by the crowds. One of the best-hidden locations to enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossoms is the Tidal Basin of the Potomac River. This position offers you a great view of the blossoms and the city of Washington, DC. You might also visit the National Mall for further picture-perfect opportunities to see the cherry blossoms lining the landscape.
Book for your favorite Cherry Blossom Festival events
When planning your visit to the Cherry Blossom Festival, make sure you look at the events planned around the area. For example, you might visit the Warner Theater on March 24 for the opening ceremony. Or you might visit later in the year for the April 15 Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, which will bring thousands to celebrate across Washington, DC.
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