Peak Cherry Blossoms -Washington DC in 2022

By An Trieu April 10, 2022

Have you ever wondered what it's like seeing cherry blossoms in Washington DC at peak bloom? Keep on tapping to find out!

National Park Service announced it on March 21, 2022, meaning 70% of the cherry blossoms at Tidal Basin reached Peak Bloom.

Peak Bloom in DC

No doubt it's at Tidal Basin, and area with the most cherry blossoms is around the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

Best Location to View the Cherry Blossoms?

It's weather dependent. From the day that the Peak Bloom is announced, generally, the flowers will stay beautiful for at least a couple of days up to 2 weeks.

How long do the flowers stay out?

The massive crowd and unexpected weather changes since it's early spring kind of weather. So bring a layer and wear comfortable shoes.

What to expect?

There are also a lot of people dressed up for photos. No photo permit is required, but please be mindful of others and not take over a space for too long.

There is street parking, and I highly recommend parking at least a few blocks away or park at a garage and walk to avoid sitting in traffic.

How to get to the cherry blossoms in DC?

There are also Metro lines, bus routes and bicycle pathways. Uber and Lyft are also widely available if you can't walk for too long.

Another great spot to take photos with the cherry blossoms is at Hains Point. Trees here are much younger, but it's less crowded than Tidal Basin.

Hains Point