Washington, DC, the most famous cherry trees along the Tidal Basin are approaching their peak bloom, but you can see cherry blossoms across DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Spot gorgeous cherry blossom trees and snap these flower-filled Instagram photos all over the DC area — maybe even a short walk from your home.
It’s a special year as the National Cherry Blossom Festival is back in full bloom after going virtual due to the pandemic. Here is our complete guide.
Here are places to see cherry blossoms in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Washington, DC Cherry Blossoms
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
American University’s campus in northwest DC is a designated arboretum with more than 3,000 trees of all types, including cherry collections.
Oxon Run Park
1200 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, D.C.
This park could give the Tidal Basin a serious challenge: more than 200 cherry blossom trees have been planted there.
South of the National Mall
The epicenter of spring cherry blossom fever is at the Tidal Basin – it’s a spectacular sight to behold, but expect crowds. Your best bet is to take public transport, bicycles or scooters. Here is our complete guide.
760 Maine Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.
Take a stroll on The Wharf or sit on a restaurant patio, then look across the Washington Canal for views of cherry blossoms. You can also rent a kayak or canoe or board the Cherry Blossom water taxi. Bonus: Check out Anime Movie Days and other cherry blossom events, including Bloomaroo Festival and Fireworks on April 2.
United States National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
The Arboretum has its own collection of cherry trees alongside many other plants. You can download their app for a self-guided tour of 27 cherry trees, along with maps of the terrain.
Check out this map to find cherry blossoms throughout the district.
All the cherry blossoms in the neighborhood of the neighborhood
Cherry trees on non-federal land in DC, color-coded by tree type and sized by tree diameter. Click on the magnifying glass at the bottom of the map to find your address.
Maryland Cherry Blossoms
Brookside Gardens and other Montgomery County parks
Twenty-five of Montgomery County’s public parks have cherry blossoms, as you can see on this map.
Brookside Gardens is a remarkable place as it has 26 particularly impressive Yoshino and weeping cherry trees – look in Gude Garden.
Another option is South Germantown Recreation Park, which will also host a fun run/walk through the cherry trees on April 2.
Centennial Park (Howard County)
1000 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland
Cherry trees have been planted at three locations in Centennial Park in Howard County. Watch a few from your car or take a walk around the lake loop. Here is a map.
Oxon Hill, Maryland
National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland now has 200 cherry trees.
2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, Maryland
The Fort McHenry grounds in Baltimore, Maryland are home to cherry blossoms.
Stroll through this Montgomery County neighborhood filled with cherry trees. Kenwood trees often bloom three to four days after Tidal Basin trees, according to Bethesda Magazine.
351 N Union St, Alexandria, Virginia
At Founder’s Park in Alexandria, you can breathe in the fresh air, overlook the water, and bask in cherry blossoms galore.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct, Vienna, Virginia
Nearly 100 acres of a wide array of plants comprise the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Fairfax Station, Virginia, but in the spring they become a haven of cherry blossoms to behold.
Van Gogh Bridge over Lake Anne
The Green Trail, Reston, Virginia
This place is for photographers: the few cherry trees around the bridge make a wonderful backdrop for photos. To get there, follow the green trail from Reston on Lake Anne.