Cultural performances at the Tidal Basin: Arts with dance, music and entertainment on an intimate stage. Tidal Basin Welcome Area. 15th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Metro: Smithsonian

Cherry Blossom Cruises: See the blossoms on a 60- or 90-minute narrated tour on one of three motorized yachts. Cost: $40 to $50 per person. 1300 Maine Ave. SW. Metro: Smithsonian.

Ranger-led programs: Learn more about the cherry blossoms in ranger-led programs, including Bike Tours, Pups n’ Petals walks and Cherry Blossom Ranger Talks. Various National Park Service locations on the Mall. . Metro: Smithsonian