Plan your visit to the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC!

It’s the most wonderful time on the year. Spring in Washington, DC brings our beloved cherry blossoms along with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Slated to run from March 20th – April 4th, 2024, start planning your visit to the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC today!

When you reserve our Let’s Go Fly a Kite offer, you will receive a Mayflower kite, perfect for joining in on the annual kite festival!

Looking for the best places to celebrate the cherry blossom festival near our downtown hotel? We created some of our favorite spots within walking distance from The Mayflower.

Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

The Washington Monument

Whether you’re attending the annual Kite Festival or just want to take your own kite out for a spin, the Washington Monument provides a beautiful backdrop to the festival and provides a great spot for watching the kites high in the sky.

Walking directions to the Washington Monument

Distance from The Mayflower: 1.2 miles

Gravelly Point

Off the George Washington Memorial Parkway sits Gravelly Point where locals flock to picnic, read and watch the planes as their approach their final descent into National Airport.

Directions to Gravelly Point

Distance from The Mayflower: 7 miles

Meridian Hill Park

Also known as Malcom X Park, this National Park Service run green space extends from Adams Morgan up through Columbia Heights and features a long stretch of land designed for a lazy Sunday of soaking in the sunshine, reading and their famed drum circle.

Walking directions to Meridian Hill Park

Distance from The Mayflower: 1.1 miles

National Mall

Stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol, the National Mall offers an abundance of open space, perfect for a running start!

Walking directions to the National Mall

Distance from The Mayflower: .9 miles

Hains Point

Hains Point or East Potomac Park is in SW DC and is where the Potomac River, Washington Channel and the Anacostia River meet. It’s the perfect spot to people watch and get in some kite flying. Parking can be difficult to find so we recommend renting a bike or using rideshare.

Directions to Hains Point

Distance from The Mayflower: 4 miles

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