Washington, D.C. is perhaps most popular among tourists for its political history, grand monuments, and countless educational museums. In April of each year, however, the city's thousands of cherry blossom trees take center stage. Their beautiful blossoms, which colorfully decorate the Tidal Basin, attract visitors from near and far. The budding of these delicate flowers marks the beginning of springtime in D.C. and reminds us of their important history, as these beautiful trees were gifted to the United States in 1912 from Japan as a symbol of friendship.
This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival, which spans three weeks from March 20 – April 13, will host an exciting array of events, including an elaborate parade down Constitution Ave, city tours, music performances, and an evening fireworks show. Once downtown, make sure to explore the Smithsonian's renowned museums, from the Natural History Museum where you can brush up on your science knowledge, to the National Portrait gallery, where you can enjoy some of the world's best art, free of charge!
Whether you hope to stay in a cozy apartment or a large home during your visit to the nation's capitol, you're sure to find a great place on Tripping, where you can search, compare, and book over 1 million vacation accommodations.
Here are four of our favorite D.C accommodations:
Kalorama Triangle Deluxe Apt
This spacious art deco 1 bedroom apartment comes with a beautiful garden view, a panoramic rooftop deck with views of the city's famous monuments, and a fully equipped chef's kitchen. Located between Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, and near U Street, guests are only steps away from some of the city's most popular restaurants, cafes and bars. The living room's pull out sofa-bed provides additional space for guests to stay comfortably. Guests looking to get some exercise can work out in the private fitness center or go on a scenic run through the National Mall, home to beautiful museums and sprawling green lawns- perfect for picnics.
Capitol Hill Spacious Studio
This large studio apartment is located in the heart of Capitol Hill, home to great cafes, bars, and unbeatable views of the stunning Capitol building. The unit is extremely spacious and its queen bed, twin day bed, and futon together accommodate up to 4 people comfortably. Its slew of desirable amenities include a beautiful kitchen, dining area, washer/dryer, dishwasher, living area with cable TV, Wi-Fi, and the list goes on.
Fabulous Dupont Circle Penthouse
This Dupont Circle penthouse is located near famous art galleries, fabulous restaurants, and popular bars. Towering 15ft ceilings and large skylights invite in beautiful natural light. The apartment boasts a rear deck and rooftop deck, which spans the entire building and offers ample space for entertaining and breathtaking views of the beautiful Washington Monument and the Capitol. With all housewares, towels, and linens included, guests can save space in their luggage for tons of D.C. souvenirs.
Modern Adams Morgan Apartment
This 2-bedroom apartment rests in a historic row in Adams Morgan, known among locals for its great restaurants and fun nightlife. Guests can prepare a lovely home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it together with friends in the living/dining area. Its great location is near the National Zoo, one of the city's most popular attractions, and just a short walk to quaint cafes, bookshops, and even a metro-stop that will help you travel through the city.
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This article was written by Alexa Perman, Tripping blogger.