March 20 - April 15, 2018

NCBF Cherry Blossoms NCBF Cherry Blossoms

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Plan a tour with one of the tour providers below to experience the blossoms from land or water!
*Dates and times vary, see affiliate websites for details and tickets.

Featured Tours

Entertainment Cruises

Odyssey – Enjoy a relaxing narrated cruise past the famous cherry blossom trees and historic DC monuments! Ticket includes buffet, live band entertainment, and stunning views. Available cruises are Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Fireworks.
Spirit of Mt. Vernon – Set sail on a narrated adventure down the Potomac River to George Washington’s estate & gardens! Ticket includes round-trip cruise to the estate and discounted admission to Mount Vernon. Snack bar available.
Spirit-of-Washington Spirit of Washington – Enjoy a bountiful buffet as you cruise past the famous cherry trees and historic views of Washington, DC! Ticket includes buffet, DJ entertainment, access to rooftop lounge, and amazing views. Available cruises are Lunch, Dinner, and Fireworks.

Potomac Riverboat Company

Glide into DC on the Potomac for the National Cherry Blossom Festival  – Avoid traffic while viewing the iconic cherry blossoms from Alexandria, VA or National Harbor, MD. Just steps away from the diverse activities on the National Mall.
  View the Cherry Blossoms by water (weekday) – Traverse the iconic Potomac River as it awakens for the spring with a 50 minute narrated cruise during the week departing from Georgetown’s Washington Harbor. Easy to access via the DC Circulator.
  View the National Monuments while being inspired by the cherry blossoms (weekend) – On weekends, take a 45 minute one way narrated tour past Washington’s most iconic monuments while passing the joy of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the cherry blossoms. (2 hours round trip). Depart from Alexandria, Georgetown or the National Harbor.

Bike and Roll Washington, DC

Bike and Roll Marketing Image 2 180x140 Blossoms by Bike – Celebrate the arrival of spring with this two-hour ride! See the natural beauty of our Nation’s Capital at its peak on our guided ride created especially for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Pedal through the pink and white petals, from the Tidal Basin to East Potomac Park and beyond!


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