The Nation's Greatest Springtime Celebration


MARCH 20 - APRIL 17, 2016

Straight to the Blossoms

Spend more time experiencing the beauty of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and its events by getting to know your transportation options. The District has a wide variety of options for traveling throughout the city quickly and easily.

Water Shuttle

Hop aboard a water taxi to the Tidal basin from Georgetown (or from the Tidal basin to Georgetown – DC’s shopping and dining hot-spot), and enjoy viewing the blossoms from the water along the way.

Tickets are $15 round trip or $10 one way, and must be purchased online in advance from



Easy access to Downtown attractions and museums via the DC Circulator allows you to come early or stay late and take advantage of more than just cherry blossoms! The DC Circulator is all about downtown Washington, DC. Its five routes link cultural, entertainment and business destinations within the city’s central core.

Download a PDF of the NPS Tidal Basin map. Coming soon.