Every spring, the Cherry Blossom trees bloom a faded pink color all over Washington DC, marking the first signs of the new season. Visitors can join in the celebration at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, taking place from March 26 through April 10. The event promotes much of the DC area culture and traditions, and you’ll find plenty of activities while you’re here. Pick up official festival merchandise such as hats, pins or shirts, or stop by one of the “Cherry Picks” restaurants to receive a free dessert or coffee. You will have their share of lodging to choose from while you’re in DC as well, and you can rest comfortably while enjoying your spring break.
If you’re planning to stay in Washington DC for a few days, you can explore the area’s memorials and attractions through some of the historical tours, such as the Monticello – Thomas Jefferson Country Tour. This tour provides visitors with 11 hours of views and discoveries, including a full look at the home of the third president. You’ll be able to see some of the top highlights in the area such as the University of Virginia, Monticello and Michie Tavern, which all relate to Jefferson’s traditions and favorite locations.
For those who would like a closer look at the history of the Civil War, they can go on the Gettysburg Tour, which highlights important areas such as the Gettysburg Battlefield, Home of George Washington Shriver, Town of Gettysburg and Cemetery Ridge. During your travels, you’ll be provided with interesting facts and information by your knowledgeable guide. The battle of Gettysburg also includes powerful lights and sound effects to mimic the historic battle.