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Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Cherry Blossom season returns to Washington, DC!

The Cherry Blossoms are back, and spring is almost here! We’re celebrating the season by heading outside to go fly a kite!

This limited time offer includes:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • A Mayflower kite (one per reservation)
  • A map of the best places to fly a kite in DC


Let’s go Fly a Kite!

Spring is in the air and so are the beautiful kites that adorn the national mall each Cherry Blossom season. The annual Blossom Kite Festival is scheduled for March 25th this year, but why wait for just one day when there are so many places in Washington, DC to fly a kite high in the sky! Here is a list of our kite-tested and approved spots around the city.


For those planning to attend the Blossom Kite Festival this year, it will be taking place here on Saturday, March 25th from 10:00 AM -4:30 PM with a March 26th rain date along with other parks around the city.

Directions to The Washington Monument

Distance from The Mayflower: 7 miles


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


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


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

Illustration of Cherry Blossoms

White House Historical Association x The Mayflower Pop-Up Shop

This year, The Mayflower has partnered with the White House Historical Association for our first in-person pop-up store featuring the Official 2022 White House Christmas Ornament and an assortment of keepsake gifts honoring the rich history of The White House and Washington, DC.

The pop-up shop is currently open daily from 10:00am-7:00pm, Sundays 12-5:00pm.

Keepsake gifts include the 2022 official White House ornament, which represents the cherished White House tradition of displaying a gingerbread house each holiday in the State Dining Room, White House greeting cards depicting the annual gingerbread display, the Jacqueline Candle, a rose and sandalwood candle inspired by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s favorite scent and the Gingerbread Candle, which features a warm, comforting scent of gingerbread made in partnership with the Harlem Candle Company.

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Happy Hour at Edgar Bar & Kitchen

Join us Monday – Wednesday for happy hour from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Edgar!

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