Planning to travel into Washington, DC for the Tidal Basin Welcome Area & ANA Stage, or another Festival event on April 3? If so, the Festival STRONGLY recommends Metro rail transit. The Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run (view PDF of the route) will close several streets surrounding the National Mall and Tidal Basin through the early afternoon on Sunday, April 3.
IF YOU ARE DRIVING in from outside the Washington, DC area, you may choose to use Festival preferred parking provider SpotHero to find parking near a Metro station. You may also choose to use a Metro lot and take the train the rest of the way in – Metro parking lots are linked below for reference:
METRO-ACCESSIBLE PARKING RECOMMENDATIONS:
ALL DAY: These stations are recommended for avoiding city-wide morning road closures:
L’Enfant Plaza (Blue/Yellow/ Green/Orange/Silver lines): Be sure to pick up your National Cherry Blossom Festival SmarTrip Card, available now at this station and Navy Yard through the duration of the Festival!
Walking Directions to Tidal Basin Welcome Area & ANA Stage
Smithsonian (Blue/Orange/Silver lines): Walking Directions
to Tidal Basin Welcome Area & ANA Stage