Washington DC Cherry Blossom Tour

Cherry Blossom Tour


It’s 2024, and it will soon be time to see the world famous Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC. The area around the Tidal Basin and the National Mall becomes a sea of white and pink blossoms. Thousands of people come into Washington DC to see the world famous cherry trees in full bloom, but you still have time to reserve a private Washington DC Cherry Blossom Tour of the Tidal Basin and all the memorials. How can you see the cherry blossoms in Washington DC? The first question you should ask yourself is whether you should walk or whether you should take a Washington DC cherry blossom tour?

Can I walk around the Tidal Basin?

Of course, you can. But, it is a LOT of walking. The Tidal Basin is lovely when the cherry trees are in full bloom. Everyone knows this. Everyone is planning on seeing the cherry trees in full bloom. And, every available nearby parking spot has been taken. The nearest metro station is quite a distance away, and you will need to walk for several miles threading your way through crowds of people in order to enjoy the cherry trees in all their glory.

Can I take a Washington DC Cherry Blossom Tour around the Tidal Basin?

Well, this option will cost you some money, but it makes the logistics just very easy.  There are a lot of tours to choose from, but a Cherry Blossom Tour with Nonpartisan Pedicab is unquestionably the easiest way to to see the cherry blossoms and also see the memorials. You won’t have to worry about the crowds, and you won’t have to worry about too much walking.  This is a private tour personalized to you and your family, so you will be able to start on your own schedule and go at your own pace.

What will I see on a Cherry Blossom Tour?

We will stop at all the memorials, and at each one you will have an opportunity to get off and go inside for photos.  The major memorials around the Tidal Basin are the Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Memorial, the MLK Memorial, and the George Mason Memorial.  We will also stop at the Washington Monument, the WWII Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial.  In addition, you will have an opportunity to get out and visit the Vietnam and the Korean War Memorials. To top it off, we will get a spectacular view of the White House, and if you want we can continue down to the US Capitol as well.


MLK Memorial Cherry Blossoms


How do I get picked up for your Washington DC Cherry Blossom Tour?

It is very easy.  We can meet you anywhere downtown to start your tour.  We can meet you at your downtown hotel, at a convenient parking garage, a museum, a Metro station, or at a downtown restaurant.  If you are not yet sure of the pickup location, we can give you suggestions, and we can leave the pickup location to be determined until shortly before your tour. We always try to be extremely flexible. You can book your tour without a definite pick-up location, and we can change the pick-up location with no problem.

Where will you drop us off at the end of the tour?

We can drop you off at any downtown location to end your tour.  You don’t need to determine this in advance if you don’t want.  We are flexible to your needs.


Cherry Blossom Festival 2020


Is your Cherry Blossom Tour recommended for Seniors or people with Disabilities?

Absolutely. We will get you right up close to the monuments.  You will have a minimum of walking.  If you prefer to stay inside the pedicab, we will find the best possible views of the Cherry Blossoms and the monuments for you to enjoy.  Read our pages on Washington DC Tours for Seniors or our Washington DC Tours for Disabled and Handicapped Visitors.

Is your Cherry Blossom Tour recommended for Families with small children?

Yes. Pedicabs are fun for kids.  Our tour guides are fun. Monuments are fun, too.  We are very kid friendly.  More information at Kid Friendly Tours of Washington DC.  And, one small child can always ride for free!

I’m visiting DC with my pet.  Are your tours dog-friendly?

Absolutely.  As a dog lover myself, I am always pleased when people take their dogs along. Check out our page on Dog Friendly Tours of Washington DC.


Cherry blossoms at the Washington Monument


There are a lot of tours out there.  Why is your Cherry Blossom Tour the best in Washington DC?

Nonpartisan Pedicab has over 540 five-star reviews.  Every tour is personalized to our guests.  We start the tour on your schedule and we go at your own pace. We pick you up where it is most convenient for you, and drop you off again at a place of your convenience. You will always have a fantastic 360° view during your entire tour. And, we combine a detailed historical narrative with the special photo opportunties and insider tips to getting the most out of your visit to DC.

How can we reserve a Cherry Blossom Tour with Nonpartisan Pedicab?

Easy.  Just call us at (703) 231-9882.  We will set on a date, a pick-up time and a pick-up location, and you will be all set. No deposit required. If you need to change the day or pick-up time, we try to be extremely flexible. Or, you can use our handy reservation page. It’s as easy as can be.

What is your cancellation policy?

There is no desposit, so you can cancel at any time with no penalty. We just ask that if you need to change your plans that you let us know as soon as possible. If the date you have reserved for your tour is likely to have bad weather, we are extremely flexible about changing the time or day of your tour.


Cherry Blossom Tour


When will the Cherry Blossoms be in full bloom in Washington DC?

This changes every year depending on how cold and wet the winter has been.  The blossoms come into full bloom anytime between March 20 and April 10 each year, with the average being about April 4.  The trees will be partially in bloom for a week beforehand, and then will stay in full bloom for about a week. A final week will have still have plenty of blossoms on the trees. If you come after the main bloom has finished, the National Park Service has several stands of late-blooming Kwanzaan cherry trees just off the Tidal Basin. So, you will still get a chance to see some trees in bloom even two or even three weeks after the main bloom. Full bloom is notoriously hard to predict more than a week or two out. The National Park Service Bloom Watch gives their predictions each year.  They are usually wrong, so take any predictions with a grain of salt.  The National Cherry Blossom Festival Bloom Watch is another good source if you want to choose the wrong date to arrive for full bloom.

Cherry Blossom Tour