One of the best ways to take in the sights of any city is by foot, and that’s especially true in Washington, DC at cherry blossom time. With the vitality of spring and pleasant weather, enjoy the trip to the blossoms by foot, with landmarks and statuesque monuments along the way. The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin are just a short walk from many Metro stations, including:
Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter
Capital Bikeshare offers thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations throughout the District, Arlington, Alexandria and Montgomery County. Anyone can join for just $8 per day, $17 for 3 days, $30 for a month or $85 annually. Take a bike from any station, enjoy your ride, and return it to the station of your choice. Trips under 30 minutes are free.
Capital Bikeshare will have corrals during each of the three weekends spanning the Festival:
March 26 – March 27 from 11 AM to 6 PM at Ohio Drive & West Basin Drive, SW/MLK and Jefferson Drive & 14th Street, SW
April 16-17 from 11 AM to 6 PM at Jefferson Drive & 14th Street, SW and Ohio Drive & West Basin Drive, SW/MLK
Several major bicycle trails make their way to and through Washington, DC. The national capital region is extremely bicycle-friendly and readily accessible to riders of nearly every skill level. Maps are available at the Washington Area Bicyclist Association website.
During the Festival, supplemental bike parking is offered at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. A map showing the location of bike parking is available on the National Park Service website.
Visit goDCgo’s Interactive Map to view bike lanes, trails and Capital Bikeshare locations.