Spring is around the corner!
With four to eight inches of snow expected in the region, today is a snow day in DC. Much of the city is closed. Temperatures are frigid, and the snow is expected to stick around because temperatures will be even colder tomorrow. Today’s conditions make the National Park Service’s announcement all the more exciting. They’re predicting the peak blooming period of the Japanese cherry trees to be sometime around April 11-14.
Although this forecast is not set in stone, I’m thrilled about the possibility that our Cherry Blossom Walking Tour will take place the very weekend the experts are predicting the peak bloom. What’s more, the announcement means that the peak blossoming period will coincide with the Cherry Blossom Festival itself. This is great news because sometimes the blossoms peak either before or after the official festival (historically, the range spans mid-March to mid-April). We here at Custom Tours of DC are offering our tour twice on Saturday, April 11, the same day of the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, and twice on Sunday, April 12.
It is hard to put into words just beauty the Tidal Basin when the blossoms have peaked. It’s truly awe inspiring. Certainly one can apprehend the beauty of the moment without a guided tour, but taking the time to learn about the symbolism of these trees in Japanese culture and the history of these trees in America when you’re among them and while you’re admiring all their beauty is unbeatable. For many, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We hope you’ll join us!
Visit our tour page for more details. Registration coming soon.