Each year as spring arrives, there is hype about the cherry blossoms bloom. I finally got the chance to visit D.C during cherry blossom season this year and it did not disappoint!
The blossoms really give the city a different vibe, with various cherry blossom themes throughout the city (District Donuts’s Cherry Blossom Donut 🌸👌), making it a great time to visit and enjoy everything else the city has to offer.
We started off with brunch at The Smith. I ordered their waffle, but their Sicilian omelet is very good if you prefer a savory breakfast. This place was packed! Definitely recommend reserving in advance.
After brunch we headed towards National Mall. Parking can be a little tricky, but we found some good spots by the Holiday Inn next the Museum of Air and Space. The museum had some really interesting spacecrafts, satellites and a really cool planetarium. There is a ticket for it, but it’s definitely worth the experience watching the 25 minutes ‘Journey to the Stars’ film on a 70-foot dome. The Smithsonian Museums are free otherwise and you don’t have to pay to go to any museum. Since each museum takes about 2 hours, it’s a good plan for another day.
After the museum, we headed towards the Washington Monument for some cherry blossom goodness. The trees are scattered all around west Potomac park, where most of the blossoms are located. Thomas Jefferson Memorial, hands down was the best spot to view the cherry blossoms as they circle the river with the Washing Monument in the distance. It was so lovely walking around this pathway. They also have paddle-boats for rental.
On our way back, we decided to stop by at Agora for lunch. We had Labneh, Shishito Peppers, falafel, Shish Tavuk, lamb ribs and Adana. And honestly, everything was delish! Also, do get the dessert, you cannot go wrong at this place!
Other food places I would like to mention are Fig and Olive and Punjab Grill, which are a modern take on Italian and Pakistani cuisine. For sightseeing I recommend checking out United States Botanic Garden, Navy Yards, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Georgetown and National Harbor . They have a very cute cupcake place which is worth checking out! And the pictures come out awesome too!
If you are visiting Washington D.C, or if are planning to go next year, I hope you enjoy your trip! 🙂