CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Blossoms without the madness? Yes, it's possible.

Cherry blossom season in Georgetown offers a more relaxed alternative to the tidal wave of people at the Tidal Basin during the National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April 15).

For an off-the-beaten-path experience, check out the following cherry blossom-themed hospitality, cuisine and special events in DC's oldest neighborhood.

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Cherry Picks Restaurants

A number of Georgetown restaurants are participating in the Festival as official Cherry Picks locations, offering cherry blossom-themed menu items, cocktails, and specials during the festival. Restaurants include Bangkok Joe's (3000 K St NW), District Doughnut (3327 Cady's Alley), Farmers Fishers Bakers (3000 K St NW), i-Thai (3003 M St NW), Rosewood (1050 31st St NW), and Via Umbria (1525 Wisconsin Ave NW).

Nodding to Japan and Bourbon Steak's meat-centric style, the restaurant's executive chef Drew Adams will offer marbled cuts of A5 New York strip sandwiched between an authentic Japanese milk bread parker house roll with shiso, pickled turnip and rutabaga sauce - presented in bento boxes crafted from the sakura wood of cherry blossom trees. While there, you can toast over glasses of authentic Japanese whiskey - including the extremely rare, first edition Yamazaki 18-year Mizunara produced by Suntory.  

ENO Wine Bar is also celebrating with a signature Cherry Blosson Festival dish--rich burrata, topped with a mouthwatering black cherry compote and served with baguette bread. Looking for something a little sweeter? Indulge in a flight of three Cherry Blossom chocolates from Zoe's Chocolates.
 

Hotel & Spa Packages

Blossom in Luxury (Four Seasons Hotel / 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW) Whether you're in Georgetown for the National Cherry Blossom Festival or simply for the sheer love of the city, book this offer to receive 25% off your stay in a Georgetown One-Bedroom Suite or Capital Suite. Click here for more information & to book.

Budding Scents of Spring (Four Seasons Hotel / 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW) Celebrate DC's iconic cherry blossom season with the Cherry Blossom Champagne Body Treatment at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. The 80-minute body treatment includes a body polish using an all-natural champagne and salt scrub, relaxing body wrap, and the application of a luxurious blossom body butter. Spa guests are welcomed with complimentary three-hour valet parking at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, and are invited to enjoy the full service men’s and women’s locker rooms, steam rooms, sauna, whirlpool and refreshments. Click here for more. 

Cherry Blossom Youth Infusion Facial (The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown / 3100 South St NW) Treat yourself to a premium anti-aging facial using luxurious botanical and organic ingredients from cherries, magnolia bark, red currants and elderflower. A powerhouse in anti-oxidants, this facial will hydrate, improving skin vitality and elasticity. This gentle exfoliating peel is suited for all skin types to reduce fine lines to reveal a new level of luminosity to your skin.

Cherry Blossom Package (The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown / 3100 South St NW) The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown is offering guests a special overnight package that features a picnic and private, three-hour pedicab ride for two to Hains Point including a full, American breakfast, cherry blossom welcome amenity, and complimentary valet parking. Chef Ismael Gutierrez and Mixologist John Peak have been inspired by the historic season by bringing Cherry Blossom-themed cocktails and breakfast items to the menu, including The Cherry Bounce and Cherry Blossom Pancakes.

 

Events & Attractions

Dumbarton Oaks (1720 32nd St. NW) One of the best-kept secrets for cherry blossom viewing, beat the crowds at the Tidal Basin and stroll the 10 acres of Dumbarton Oaks' gardens and pathways lined with cherry trees. During the spring, the gardens are open daily, except Mondays, from 2 to 6 p.m. General admission costs $10; students and kids ages 2-12 get in for $5. Click here for season memberships to the gardens.

Cherry Blossom Paddle (3500 K St. NW) Experience the Cherry Blossoms in a new way – from the water! Join Boating in DC's historical kayak tour along the Georgetown waterfront all the way to the tidal basin. Learn some of our nation’s incredible history while taking in DC’s most majestic sights. The 2-hour tour is $45 per person; reserve your space today. 

Georgetown Walking Tour: Cherry Blossom Cupcake (Corner of Q & 27th St NW) Discover the beautiful blooms of Georgetown while learning about its history and cupcakes from Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides. Join him at 1 pm on Saturday, March 31, and make stops at Baked & Wired, Sprinkles, and Georgetown Cupcake to celebrate spring with each bakeries' best cherry blossom-inspired cupcake. The 2-hour tour meets rain or shine; purchase your ticekts by Thursday, March 29.  

Boomerang Boat Tour (3100 K St NW) Kick off the 2018 boating season with back-to-back Cherry Blossom cruises...with a St. Patrick's Day theme! The Boomerang Party Yacht will host hour-long Cherry Blossom tours every Saturday and Sunday from March 17 until April 7. Guests can receive 50% off March 17 tours by entering the promo code CHERRY during checkout