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See the cherry blossoms at their peak

Peak bloom for the Yoshino cherry trees won’t span a weekend, says the Park Service. (Ann Cameron Siegal)

That means your best bet is to plan a mid-week excursion to go see them. If the weather cooperates, an evening stroll under the blossoms would be a perfect date night.

Or, go on April 1 and take a Lantern Walk with a National Park Service ranger. The two-hour walks begin at 8 p.m., after the crowds have gone home, so you can traverse the Tidal Basin with only the light of lanterns and the moon to illuminate the trees. A ranger will fill you in on all the juicy cherry blossom history. The tours kick off Saturday with the beginning of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and continue Fridays-Sundays through April 10.

Get more details on the peak bloom prediction from this post on The Buzz and check out our guide to the festival to plan your visit.


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