April 9, 2018
Staying at A Cherry Blossom Hotel? Download Your Get Around Guide
by Korrea Johnston
The cherry blossom trees are, without a doubt, the stars of springtime in Washington, DC. Each year between March and April, the District sees its highest peak in tourism, as thousands flock to the nation’s capital to witness the city in bloom and enjoy the spirit of the National Cherry Blossom Festival along with all of its events and activities.
To better accommodate guests, the National Cherry Blossom Festival (NCBF) partners with local preferred hotels to provide vacation packages including Cherry Blossom Festival Parade tickets and discounted NCBF ticket rates for attendees. This year, goDCgo teamed up with the NCBF organizers and preferred Cherry Blossom Hotels to provide guests with custom Get Around Guides with recommended transportation options and trip planner apps for navigating the cherry blossoms like a local pro. goDCgo highly suggests getting there by bus, bike, or Metro to avoid traffic. You could also use a carshare option like Zipcar, but please be advised that parking will be extremely limited.
If you’re staying at a National Cherry Blossom Festival partner hotel, find it below to download your guide:
- The Graham Georgetown
- Residence Inn Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard
- Courtyard Largo Capital Beltway
- Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End
- Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center
- Embassy Row Hotel
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC/Downtown
- Crowne Plaza The Hamilton – Washington DC
The most popular place to visit the cherry blossom trees is at the Tidal Basin, but there are many off-the-radar locations to enjoy the pink and white petals throughout the District of Columbia. One of the best hidden locations is the shoreline of East Potomac Park, where you can take a stroll and picnic amongst the blossoms at Hains Point. Other lesser-known and less-crowded places to enjoy the cherry blossoms include the National Arboretum, Anacostia River Park, Stanton Park, and Oxon Run Park.