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Cherry blossom peak bloom dates announced in Washington, DC!

Washington D.C. in full bloom

Washington DC, USA at the tidal basin with Washington Monument in spring season.

Except from Newsday By Scott Vogel

“Whatever your feelings about our nation’s capital and the attendant gridlock/dysfunction therein, or I-95 and its nonstop tolls, or your level of horticultural enthusiasm, a visit to Washington, D.C., during cherry blossom season should be on everyone’s — and I mean everyone’s — bucket list.

And the time to plan a trip is now. Why? Because the National Park Service announced Thursday that peak blooming this season is expected to be March 23-26, an annual prediction that in the past has sparked a run on hotel and restaurant reservations during the period.

A few caveats. The prediction is just that, and atmospheric conditions over the next few weeks may well change peak bloom estimates (a better guess will come approximately 10 days out). But Washington’s 3,800 cherry trees — from the Tidal Basin to the Washington Monument and beyond — have been known to put on a show for weeks, and a spectacular one at that. The National Cherry Blossom Festival itself will run from March 20 to April 14 this year, and include street festivals, parties, art exhibitions and more.”

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