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Experience the blossoms from land or water with a featured tour with one of the tour providers below. Dates and times vary; see affiliate websites for details and ticket information.
Hornblower Cruises and events
Cherry Blossom Dining Cruises
Set sail on the Odyssey or Spirit of Washington and enjoy dining, dancing, entertainment, and enchanting views of the cherry blossoms. Lunch, brunch, and dinner cruises available.
Pier 4, 580 Water Street SW Washington, DC
Discover the nation’s capital city in bloom with Big Bus Tours. Enjoy open-top sightseeing buses that are waiting to take you on a journey through Washington DC’s most impressive and iconic sights, with stops at the city’s famous landmarks and attractions.
Introducing The Pink Loop, presented by Hop-On Big Bus Washington, D.C.; an exclusive loop around the cherry blossoms! The Pink Loop, included in all tickets, takes riders along the Tidal Basin for the best views of the awe-inspiring monuments and memorials surrounded by pink and white cherry blossoms. Buses reach designated stops every 20 minutes so hopping on and off is easy. Get your pass and information here!
POTOMAC RIVERBOAT COMPANY
Enjoy a 45-minute or a 90-minute narrated cruise past Washington’s historic monuments, landmarks, and bridges, while viewing the splendor of the cherry blossom trees. All cruises offered on a climate-controlled vessel. Cruises depart from Georgetown, The District Wharf, and Old Town Alexandria.
Alexandria City Marina, 105 North Union St., Alexandria, VA
DC Wharf – Transit Pier, 950 Wharf Street SW, Washington DC
Georgetown, Washington Harbour, 3100 K Street, NW
View the cherry blossom trees by water as you cruise the Potomac! Take the Potomac Riverboat water taxis to festival events, or enjoy a narrated sightseeing cruise. Departing from The Wharf DC, Old Town Alexandria, Georgetown, and National Harbor. Skip the traffic – go by water!
Learn more here!
COLUMBIA LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND
In partnership with the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, the National Cherry Blossom Festival offers expanded services to people who are blind, visually impaired, and DeafBlind. Click here for customized ClickAndGo narrative mapping and orientation technology that gives highly detailed walking directions to pedestrians who are blind or visually impaired. In addition, visitors to the Festival, who are blind, visually impaired, or DeafBlind, can contact the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind to request a volunteer to accompany them if they do not already have an ongoing volunteer reader and visitor.