The District offers many car-free transportation options to help residents and visitors get around the city with ease. Explore your options or plan a trip using goDCgo’s Interactive Map.
Metro opens doors and gets you to most National Cherry Blossom Festival events. View Metrobus and Metrorail station maps on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website.
For a more enjoyable trip, take Metrorail during non-rush hours to the Smithsonian Station (Blue/Orange lines). Alternatively, the L’Enfant Plaza Station (Blue/Yellow/Green lines), 7th Street & Maryland Avenue exit, is only an extra 10-minute walk to the blossoms and much less crowded. To determine point-to-point directions and trip times, use Metro’s Trip Planner.
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Commemorative Cherry Blossom Festival SmarTrip® cards are now available for purchase at select fare vending machines at all Metrorail stations, while supplies last. You can also purchase your SmarTrip® card online at Metro’s SmarTrip® store. Remember to make you trip to the nation’s capital this Cherry Blossom season a memorable one!
Buy your SmarTrip card(s) now, and use it on Metrobus and Metrorail when visiting the nation’s capital this Cherry Blossom season!
Enjoy easy access to Downtown neighborhoods, attractions and museums via the DC Circulator. In addition to the National Mall route, which will deliver you straight to the Tidal Basin blossoms, the DC Circulator has six routes linking cultural, entertainment and business destinations within the city’s central core. Come early or stay late and take advantage of more than just cherry blossoms.