Friday Postcards from the Tidal Basin Cherry Blossoms in DC


Oh what a rainy day we had when we visited the Tidal Basin Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC. I’m not talking a gentle sprinkle either. We were getting hit with a downpour and it was moving sideways.

This is our first year living in the DC area. It seemed only fitting that we would go to the Tidal Basin to check out their famous blossoms. I mean people travel for thousands of miles to bask in their beauty. I could drive or take the metro. We only had one day to check them out. Naturally it was the wettest of them all. We powered through.

One very nice thing about rain during cherry blossom season in DC is that the throng of tourists lightens up quite a bit. I found a free parking spot a short walk from the Jefferson Memorial and the memorial gave us shelter from the storm, bathrooms for the boys and uninterrupted views of the tidal basin. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend going to see the cherry blossoms on a stormy day, but if that is all you are able to do, it isn’t as bad as you might think. Just make sure you pack up your rain boots, rain coats and rain pants. I saw one young family freezing in wet shorts and t-shirts. Cherry blossom season is spring people, and it will rain on the one day you really don’t want it to during your visit.

Have you visited the Tidal Basin cherry blossoms in DC?
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  • Muza-chan

    Beautiful photos…

  • Life Images by Jill

    thank you for visiting my blog today and your invitation to link up with Friday Postcards.
    It may be a big city, but it looks to be a lovely walk when the cherry blossoms are in bloom.

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    It’s still beautiful in the rain! Lucky you for getting to see the cherry blossoms. One of these days I’ll time it just right and we’ll make it there to admire the blooms too. Safe travels!

  • Kate

    Love seeing that your love for cherry blossoms continues even if you can’t get to the Quad 😉 Viewing at the Tidal Basin isn’t too shabby, and look how prepared you were!

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    I have family in that area but have yet to make it there during this time of the year. It WILL happen one day though! I love the Cherry Blossoms and you captured them so well!

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    DC is so pretty. We were there when it was covered in snow but we didn’t make it to see the cherry blossoms.

  • Johanna Bradley

    I’d settle for seeing them any old way. What’s a mac between friends?

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