If you want to be able to move around at all, do NOT go to see the Cherry Blossoms on the Last Saturday of Peak Bloom. "When is peak bloom" you may ask.
You can find this out every year on a great web site.
It is called
Fondest memory: On Friday, before the parade, during the day it was lovely and quiet around the basin. People were strolling and photographing the trees, and offering to take photos of each other. It was so peaceful. The next day it was like another planet. Too many people, (20-30 deep between you and the basin) not enjoyable at all. Mike never would have gotten this picture on Saturday, the day of the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Favorite thing: The FDR memorial, dedicated to the President who brought the nation out of the Great Depression and through World War II - this is a park filled with quotes from FDR's speeches, stone sculptures and waterfalls. It is inspiring and relaxing...a great place to sit and rest! See my FDR travelogue to see more of this memorial.
Favorite thing: Jefferson Memorial - Believe it or not, this thing is supposed to look like the Pantheon of Rome. Makes sense, when we look at it. It was placed in an axis with the White House, and honors, of course, Thomas Jefferson.
Roosevelt Memorial the best sentences ever said and writen at the Japanese garden.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Meorial has a building dedicated to each of the four terms the president served.
El memorial de Franklin Delano Roosevelt tiene un edificio dedicado a cada uno de los cuatro periodos en los que el presidente estubo al cargo.
El memorial de Roosevelt o jardin japones, las mejores frases que dijo y se escribieron.
The Jefferson Memorial is west of the Mall with incredible views. A circular structure in marble like a classic greek building.
There is a statue of the president of 6 meters.
El Monumento a Jefferson está localizado al oeste del Mall con unas vistas geniales. Es una estructura circular de mármol blanco diseñada como un templo clásico Griego.
En ella encontramos un estatua en bronce del Presidente Jefferson de 6 metros de alto.
Favorite thing: There are four seasons in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. However, to my opinion, the best time to visit Washington DC are the National Cherry Blossom Festival (spring season) during the last week of March and 1st week of April and the Fall Season (October/November). The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual commemoration of the gift in 1912 of 3,000 cherry trees by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to Washington as a memorial of national friendship between the United States and Japan. It is also a celebration of the continued close relationship between the people of the two countries. In the fall, it is the best time to visit many places in and around D.C. to go to catch some of the season's colors.
Another of the most beautiful monuments of the Capital,sited along Tidal Basin,and not far from the Mall.If you have the chance,see all these beautiful monuments illuminated by night!.
'More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all war.'
--Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Let us, as human beings, take these words seriously, not only put them on walls but also put them into our deeds.
Favorite thing: visit another national memorial, the THOMAS JEFFERSON MEMORIAL located at: South Bank on the Tidal Basin in East Potomac Park. This Memorial honors another great charismatic American leader, the third President of the United States - Thomas Jefferson. Don't miss out on this attraction.
And this is the regal 19-foot bronze statue of THOMAS JEFFERSON found inside the neo-classical marble THOMAS JEFFERSON MEMORIAL BUILDING. You won't be able to miss it.... for it's strategically placed right in the middle of the circular floor.
Quick! Whip out your camera now!!
The Jefferson Memorial.
The Jefferson is a beautiful memorial sited along the Tidal Basin, completing the southern leg of a cross formed by the Capitol Bldg at the east, Linclon Memorial at the west, White House to the north and this buildnig to the south.
The Potomac River runs north and south immediately west and adjacent to the Linclon, and is within sight of the Jefferson. Cherry blossoms are strategically planted around the five ten acre pool in front of the Memorial, forming one of the most spectacular and memorable sights ever experienced.
In my first year in DC I was visiting the Jefferson memorial late one night around midnight (DCers seem to only to tour around when someone from out of town visits them), and we came upon a couple dancing the night away under the full moom..
Another friend of ours once got married there!
Favorite thing: See the cherry blossoms if you plan a Springtime visit. The trees are concentrated around the Tidal Basin, by the Jefferson Memorial, and across the Mall around the Washington Monument.
Favorite thing: pay homage to President Franklin D Roosevelt who's majestic life-like bronze statue is located here at the FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL.
Favorite thing: Cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin. This is a great walking tour with views one after another of the best monuments.