BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
PLAN YOUR TRIP
There is much to consider when planning a trip to Washington, DC during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. To speak with an Information Specialist to help plan your trip or to request printed information about the Festival, call 877.44.BLOOM (877.442.5666).
Spend more time experiencing the beauty of the nation’s greatest springtime celebration by getting to know your transportation options. There are a wide variety of options for traveling to the region and throughout the District quickly and easily once you’re here.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Where to Stay
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Plan a Tour
CITY IN BLOOM
Learn more about the many ways the city will be in bloom during the National Cherry Blossom Festival! From pink lighting and blossom images on iconic buildings, to decals on cars, storefronts, and public transit, there’s a way for all to take part.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is thrilled to have won 14 coveted Pinnacle Awards from the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA). Each year, IFEA recognizes outstanding accomplishments and top quality creative, promotional, operational and …
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AFTER YOU ARRIVE
ONCE IN THE DC AREA
Stop by any one of our visitor centers for more information.
Festival Headquarters at Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
OPERATING THROUGH 3/16
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Mon – Sat: 10am -7pm
Sun: 10am – 5pm
Union Station is a superbly restored historic, mixed-use, intermodal transportation and shopping center located just blocks from the U.S. Capitol.
Start your journey enjoying all that the Festival has to offer with a stop at National Cherry Blossom Festival Headquarters at Union Station. Shop for official Festival merchandise – shirts, hats, pins, and more! Also, pick up free information about Festival events and programs.
Tidal Basin Welcome Area & ANA Stage
Paddle Boat Parking Lot
1501 Maine Avenue, SW
10 AM – 6 PM
March 23 & 24, 2019
March 29, 30 & 31, 2019
April 1-9, 2019
April 13 &14, 2019
This convenient location offered by the National Park Service and its partners provides free, daily cultural performances on the ANA stage among the cherry blossoms. Find visitor services, first aid, food, souvenirs, books, and more at this location. Park rangers and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the Festival and the cherry trees. Visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival tent in the Paddle Boat Parking Lot for fun interactive entertainment, official merchandise, and more.
DC Visitor Information Center
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Mondays – Fridays
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
In the District and wondering where to go? Make the DC Visitor Information Center your first stop. Speak with friendly and knowledgeable staff to answer all your questions, and receive free festival event schedules, tourist maps, city guides, sightseeing tips, and restaurant and hotel information.
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