The Nation's Greatest Springtime Celebration


MARCH 20 - APRIL 17, 2016

Public Transportation

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.

DC Circulator

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.