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:
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Capital Bikeshare offers more than 3,700 bikes at over 440 stations throughout metro DC. Walk up to any station and check out a bike for just $2 per trip, $8 for 24-hours access or $17 for a 3 day pass. Take a bike from any station, enjoy your ride, and return it to the station of your choice. Trips under 30 minutes are free.
A special bike corral at Jefferson and 14th SW will be available during the National Cherry Blossom Festival on the following dates:
- Saturday, March 24 -10am-6pm
- Sunday , March 25 – 10am-6pm
- Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 – 11am-7pm
- Saturday, March 31 -10am-6pm
- Sunday, April 1 – 10am-6pm
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.