A Springtime Soirée: A Guide to Washington D.C.’s National Cherry Blossom Festival

posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:18:39 PM

National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC

The planting of the cherry blossom trees in Washington, D.C. originated as a gift in 1912 from the people of Japan to the United States as a kind gesture hoping for friendship and goodwill. What began as a simple peace offering has led to the planting of approximately 3,750 trees in 16 different varieties. From Yoshinos to Kwanzans, first lady’s such as Mamie Eisenhower, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama have planted trees over the years. And what to do with all of that beauty? Create a festival around it, of course.

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A Springtime Weekend in Washington, D.C.

posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 1:49:03 PM

While Washington, D.C. is an exciting place to visit any time of the year, there’s something special about seeing it in the spring. Maybe it’s the way you can wander from monument to monument without the heat, or maybe it’s the sense of hope and renewal you feel as you take in the hundreds of cherry blossom trees in full bloom. Whatever adventures sweep you off of your feet, experience them to the fullest when you book a Vacation by Marriott Washington, D.C. travel package. From car rentals and flights to hotel room accommodations, we’ll take care of it all so you can focus on your four days of fun in this spirited city. 

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