Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC, USA
I wanted to show how beautiful springtime can be here in Washington DC. All my pictures were taken during peak blooming season, usually in April, in and around the Tidal Basin area downtown. Every year, over 1,700 trees burst with beautiful white and pink flowers lasting for 3-4 days.
I am lucky enough to live in the Nation’s Capital. We are filled with history and have some of the best museums in the country. Tourist season begins in the spring and stays strong through September. We get to experience all four seasons, from spring flowers, to very hot, humid summers, to beautiful fall leaves and an occasional snow storm. We have wonderful places to stay and extraordinary places to eat.
Waking up begins with an early walk through the National Zoo. Getting there early allows me to see all the animals wide awake and active. I might head up to The Little Red Fox to get a honey cinnamon latte which will make you want to lick the sides of the cup – it is that good! I will head over to the US National Arboretum where I will roam with my camera on the 446 acres of land right in the city! For dinner, one of my favorite places to dine is Le Diplomate, a local brasserie serving classic French fare & drinks. They have beautiful tile floors and a sidewalk cafe, weather permitting.
We are mostly a walkable community. We have the option to walk, metro, bike, or take the bus. We are notorious for traffic so having public transportation options are great and reasonable.
Traffic! When the tourist season begins, traffic can really get gridlocked and people are always in a hurry to get somewhere. Even the locals need the weekends to get their shopping done, so good transportation is a must!
Our museums and Zoo are FREE! That’s so important because being the Nation’s Capital, you want your visit to be affordable. It’s also very easy to get around because our underground Metro system can take you almost anywhere. We are also very close to Maryland and Virginia which have many amazing attractions to see too.
An octopus! Many arms of government, diversity of people, creative art venues and transportation.
My favorite artist photographers are those I hang around with almost weekly. They can be found through @IGDC on Instagram. My favorite bands are sometimes playing at the 9:30 Club, another local music venue here.