April 6th, 2020
Your world may be very different these days, but Mother Nature hasn’t shifted her schedule at all. The cherry blossoms around Washington, DC are still bursting into bloom right now, with their most beautiful time expected to arrive within the next week or two. And if you maintain a safe social distance, you can still get outside to see them!
It may be hard to avoid crowds in the Tidal Basin area, where many of the trees flourish, but you can safely check out trees in lesser-known neighborhoods. For instance, a collection of approximately 700 public cherry trees resides within the boundaries of Friendship Heights, Tenleytown, and the American University area. Another almost-700 trees live in the vicinity of Spring Valley, Foxhall, and Palisades. And if you want to go for a run through the blooming trees, head to the trail at Haints Point, which is lined with the pretty pink blossoms this time of year.