2014 Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC

Posted on April 12, 2014
Hi Everyone! Happy Weekend! We’ve had the most beautiful couple of days here this weekend, and since the cherry blossoms are at their peak right now, we decided to go down for a walk along the Tidal Basin. The National Cherry Blossom Festival (read about it HERE!) happens every year here in Washington DC and if you’re ever in the area at this time of year, it’s definitely worth visiting. The whole area along the river and some other parts of the city suddenly turn pink and white as the cherry blossoms begin to bloom. The walk by the river under the cherry blossoms is just magical, and on a warm and sunny day like this, it was the most beautiful place to be!
Ever since we moved to the DC area two summers ago, I’ve been wanting to see the cherry blossoms, because I had heard how pretty they were. So last year, my husband and I went down to see them three or four times, but never made it there during the peak! It was still really pretty, but it wasn’t quite the peak yet. So this year I was determined to go at the right time and I was so excited when we got down there and the cherry blossoms were at their peak!
This was the first really warm day we’ve had in MONTHS, it felt like the summer was here! It felt so good to see and feel the sun again, I almost forgot what it’s like not to live in a perpetual winter wonderland! There were lots of people out on the river on paddle boats, artists with their canvases and easels painting the beautiful pink scenery and people sitting on the grass under the blooming trees.
I hope you enjoyed the “walk” under the cherry blossoms with me, and if you’ve never seen them before, I hope you get a chance to visit DC in the spring one day! I hope you all have a wonderful, sunny weekend wherever you are and whatever you do!

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  • Ordinary J April 12, 2014 at 11:01 am

    It’s really beautiful. I love DC, but I had never been to the Cherry Blossom Festival there. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

    • Maria April 12, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks so much, DC really is beautiful this time of year! Hope you have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Gail April 12, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Thanks so much Maria for featuring the Cherry Blossoms in DC. where I was born and raised. Your pictures are stunning but really don’t show their true pink beauty. I just want to mention also that there is so much more going on than just looking and walking among the cherry trees. Lots of visitors schedule their vacations and time off just to partake in all the fabulous activities associated with the Cherry Blossom festival. Each day something wonderful, entertaining and educational is happening including the very popular cherry blossom parade.

    • Maria April 12, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      Hi Gail! Thanks for stopping by! Yes, there are lots of activities and events that happen as part of the festival, it really is a beautiful time of year in this area! Most of the trees were just beginning to turn pink, only a couple were fully pink already, but it was just beautiful! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Linda April 13, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Lovely photos! When we lived in Alexandria, we went to see the cherry blossoms a time or two. Now that we are in Reston, it just seems too much work – LOL! Maybe one day – IF the Silver Line out here ever gets open – we will go to D.C. more often….

    Linda in VA

    • Maria April 13, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks so much, Linda! I love Alexandria, it’s such a beautiful place to visit! Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a great rest of your weekend! 🙂

  • normaleverydaylife April 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Your photographs are beautiful! What a great time of year to go!

    • Maria April 13, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Thank you so much! It really is beautiful this time of year!

  • marty (A Stroll Thru Life) April 13, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Oh my word, such gorgeous pictures and the one of you is stunning too. I would love to be there to see this in person some day. So beautiful.

    • Maria April 13, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you so much, Marty!

  • Lori April 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Oh I want to go every year! One day, I hope! So gorgeous. Love your new profile pic too.

    • Maria April 13, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you so much, Lori! I hope you get to go one day, it really is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week 🙂

  • The DIY Homegirl April 30, 2014 at 12:37 am

    How fortunate you were to enjoy this! I am planning a trip to DC and would’ve loved to come during this time. Your photos captured their beauty so well I could practically smell them!

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