Put a Spring in Your Step at DC’s National Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossoms Are The Stars of Springtime in Washington DC!

Put a Spring in Your Step at DC's National Cherry Blossom Festival
Boats on the Tidal Basin

Each year, Washington, D.C. hosts the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which commemorates the anniversary of a 1912 gift from the mayor of Japan, who sent thousands of Japanese cherry trees to the American capital. In March, these trees begin to bloom, creating a vibrant display of bright pink and white flowers along the banks of the Potomac River and throughout the city. This year, the festival will take place from March 17 to April 15 while peak blossom time is expected to be April 8 through April 12.

After this past winter, we at TakeTours think that this festival sounds like the perfect way to welcome a new spring season. Visit our Cherry Blossoms deals page  and the Cherry Blossom Festival’s official website for even more information, and keep reading below for some suggestions to make the most of this occasion and the arrival of spring!

Cherry Blossom Tours From New York

Put a Spring in Your Step at DC's National Cherry Blossom Festival
Cherry Blossoms Around The Tidal Basin

This 2-Day Washington DC, Hershey’s Chocolate World, and Roadside America Tour from New York is perfect for families with young children. On the first day, you will see the cherry trees in full bloom while you take a relaxing tour on the waters of the Potomac. In addition, you will get to visit many of the most famous attractions in the city, such as the White House, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, where you will be able to see wax replicas of all 44 U.S. Presidents.

The second day will bring you to Hershey’s Chocolate World, an indoor attraction center where you can get a behind-the-scenes view on the chocolate-making process, followed by Roadside America, an indoor miniature village and train set that covers 8,000 square-feet. – Are you and your family are limited with time and  just want to go for the day? The following tour will be your perfect match for you 1-Day Washington DC Cherry Blossom In-Depth Tour from New York  Visit TakeTours to see more Cherry Blossom Tours from New York, where tours start at just $45 per person!

Cherry Blossom Tours From Canada

Put a Spring in Your Step at DC's National Cherry Blossom Festival
Jefferson Memorial

We also wanted to include our neighbors to the north, making sure to carry tours that depart from Canadian cities like Montreal and Toronto. On this 4-Day Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Woodbury Tour from Montreal, you’ll travel south to D.C. via Philadelphia. After attending the festival and seeing the sights in Washington, you’ll head back towards Canada, stopping in Baltimore to tour the city’s famous harbor and then the Woodbury Common Outlets in New York, where you will be able to find the best discounts from over 220 stores, including Gucci, Nike, and Ralph Lauren. 

Cherry Blossom Tours From Chicago

Put a Spring in Your Step at DC's National Cherry Blossom Festival

This year, for the first time, we are very excited to be able to bring you this cherry blossom tour from Chicago! In the past, the tours that go to the festival have tended to focus on highlights of the East Coast. But now, you can get a good taste of the Midwestern states as you travel from the Windy City. On this 4-Day Washington DC Cherry Blossom Tour from Chicago, your first day will take you to Detroit and the Henry Ford Museum, where you’ll not only able to admire amazing exhibitions about the history of the car manufacturing company but also from the Industrial Revolution.

The next day, you’ll go from the Windy City to the Steel City, Pittsburgh, to visit Point State Park, before finally arriving in D.C. for the festival. When the tour eventually leaves Washington to return to Chicago, you will take a detour to visit an Amish Farm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where you’ll get to see what life is like in a society that doesn’t use modern technology. On the last day, when you’ve made it back to Chicago, you will see the city’s most famous site like the Magnificent Mile, a stretch of city blocks that feature the best architecture around, and the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture. Grab your seats before they sell out….they start at only $293 a person!

Cherry Blossom Tours From Boston

Cherry Blossoms, Washington DC

The Cherry Blossom Festival is just one example of the sublime beauty that is waiting in the Northeast. Wouldn’t it be great if you could see it all? With this 7-Day East Coast Highlights Tour from Boston, you’ll take part in a comprehensive journey to the most famous landmarks in this region.

Beginning with a delicious meal at Boston’s bustling Quincy Market, you will then head to New York. With visits to the campuses of Columbia in upper Manhattan and Princeton in New Jersey, you will see two of the most prestigious Ivy League schools. In Atlantic City, you can try your luck in one of the famous casinos, stroll along the boardwalk, and shop at the Tanger Outlets. Then, you’ll get a taste of American history as you see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia before finally arriving in Washington for the festival, as well as a tour to even more historic locations.

After exploring the nation’s capital, the tour swings back north to visit Niagara Falls, the most iconic natural wonder in the region, to ride the famous Maid of the Mist boat tour. On the seventh day, when you eventually return to Boston, you will be amazed by how you ever managed to see so much in one week! Head over to TakeTours to see all the Cherry Blossom tours from Boston.

Cherry Blossoms, Washington DC

Oh boy! Those are a lot of options. It just goes to show you how popular an attraction the National Cherry Blossom Festival is. At TakeTours.com, you’ll be able to find the perfect tour to make sure you don’t miss this event, as well as visit many other exciting places. You’ll even be able to book your hotel stay, so don’t worry, TakeTours has you covered.