The District has many options for traveling throughout the city without ever needing to step into a car. Start with goDCgo’s Interactive Map for a quick overview of all the modes of transportation available for you to get around the city with ease.
Metro opens doors and gets you to most National Cherry Blossom Festival events. View Metrobus and Metrorail station maps on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website.
For a more enjoyable trip, take Metrorail during non-rush hours to the Smithsonian Station (Blue/Orange lines). Alternatively, the L’Enfant Plaza Station (Blue/Yellow/Green lines), 7th Street & Maryland Avenue exit, is only an extra 10-minute walk to the blossoms and much less crowded. To determine point-to-point directions and trip times, use Metro’s Trip Planner.
Customers are encouraged to use their SmarTrip® to receive a 25¢ discount per trip. Click here for Metrorail fares.
Enjoy easy access to Downtown neighborhoods via the DC Circulator. In addition to the National Mall route, which will deliver you straight to the Tidal Basin blossoms, the DC Circulator has five routes linking cultural, entertainment and business destinations within the city’s central core. Come early or stay late and take advantage of more than just cherry blossoms.
New users can enjoy one free ride up to $20 and Lyft will make a donation to the National Cherry Blossom Festival, use the code NCBF16.
Use the new DC Taxi App to quickly and easily reserve taxi service.