Washington DC cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin

Washington DC’s Cherry Blossoms

Every spring, nearly 1,700 Cherry Blossom trees lining Washington DC’s Tidal Basin burst into color in a beautiful display of floral fireworks. But the peak bloom period lasts only a few days, and precisely when it happens varies each year. This site brings together information about visiting the cherry blossoms and Washington DC, peak bloom forecasts, and up-to-date photos so that you can plan your own visit or follow along from afar.

Latest Updates

Cherry Blossoms April 16, 2015

Kwanzan Cherry Blossoms

The Kwanzan cherry blossoms are particularly pretty and tend to come out 10-14 days after the Yoshinos. So if you miss the end of the Yoshino cherry blossoms’ bloom, the Kwanzans can offer beautiful consolation.

Runners in Washington DC's Cherry Blossom 10-Miler 2013

2015 Cherry Blossom 10-Miler

If you plan to visit the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin on the morning of Sunday, April 12, you’ll have to contend with the annual running of the Cherry Blossom 10-miler.

Visitor Guides

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How to Get to There

Information on the best ways to get down to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms, including by Metro, by car, and by bike.

Cherry Blossom Photo Tips