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Cherry Blossoms
at the Willard

Welcome to Willard InterContinental, your gateway
to the breathtaking beauty of Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C.!

Every spring, Washington, D.C. transforms into a stunning paradise of pink and white blooms as the Yoshino cherry blossom trees come into full bloom. This natural wonder is a sight to behold and attracts visitors from all over the world. Located just a stone's throw away from the Tidal Basin, Willard InterContinental Hotel is the perfect home base to experience this magical event.

Our hotel offers luxurious accommodations that are fit for presidents, with breathtaking views of the city and the Potomac River. Our rooms and suites are stately appointed and equipped with all the modern amenities you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable, from plush bedding to high-speed internet access.

When you stay with us during Cherry Blossom season, you will have access to a range of special events and activities that will make your visit even more memorable. Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. is known for its classic, sophisticated style and high level of service. Join one of the guided tours to learn about the history and significance of the cherry blossoms, or take a leisurely stroll along the Tidal Basin to experience the blooms up close.

After a day of exploring, unwind at our award-winning restaurant, Café du Parc, where our chefs prepare delicious French-inspired cuisine using only the freshest ingredients. Relax with a cocktail or a glass of wine in our historic Round Robin Bar or enjoy the afternoon tea in the legendary Peacock Alley.

At Willard InterContinental, we are committed to making your Cherry Blossom experience unforgettable. Book your stay with us today and discover why Willard is a top luxury hotel in Washington, D.C.

Cherry Blossom Specials
Cherry Blossom Cocktails at Round Robin Bar

Looking for a delicious way to celebrate the arrival of spring? - Head over to the Round Robin Bar and enjoy special cocktails crafted to welcome the season. Enjoy Chi to Suna, Summer Snow Angel, and more!

Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea

Enjoy luxurious Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea featuring a variety of cherry blossom-inspired treats and tea, as well as classic afternoon tea sandwiches and a selection of pastries. The elegant atmosphere of Willard, combined with the delicate flavors and beautiful presentation, makes for a truly unforgettable afternoon tea experience. Don't miss out on this limited-time offering – book your reservation now and indulge in the beauty and flavors of the cherry blossoms.

The Willard Spa Cherry Blossom Specials

The Cherry Blossom Festival is a beautiful time to visit Washington D.C. and enjoy the city's many attractions, including its world-class spas. Indulge in a Cherry Blossom Pedicure to celebrate the season at The Willard Spa.

Opening Ceremony

The National Cherry Blossom Festival invites you to Spring It On!

Date: March 25
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Warner Theatre, 513 13th St NW

Co-presented with The Japan Foundation, the Opening Ceremony celebrates the Festival’s roots and the gift of trees showcasing Japanese performing arts and culture. This one-time-only performance featuring world-renowned artists is a celebration of the friendship between the US and Japan. Featured performances by Anna Sato & Toshiyuki Sasaki, Mika Stoltzman, and PETÆL.

Blossom Kite Festival

Date: March 26
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Washington Monument(north side between 15th and 17th Street NW)

Spring on the kite flying fun with activities, music, competitions, and performances. Kite enthusiasts, beginners, families, and friends are all welcome – bring your own kite, purchase one onsite, or pick up a free kite kit that you can decorate onsite.


Date: April 8
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Capitol Riverfront at the Yards Navy Yard Metro (Dept of Transportation Exit) Fireworks also visible from Anacostia Park

This day-long all-ages celebration brings art, music, and play to multiple outdoor stages, interactive art installations through the Petalpalooza Art Walk, a cashless beverage garden, family-friendly hands-on activities, roaming DC sports mascots and entertainers, and more, all along the banks of the Anacostia River. The evening is capped by the dazzling choreographed Official National Cherry Blossom Festival Fireworks Show set to music starting at 8:30 PM.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®

Date: April 15
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Constitution Avenue NW, between 7th and 17th Streets, Washington, D.C.

The Nation’s Springtime Parade is returning to Constitution Avenue on Saturday, April 15, 2023 — reserve your seats today! Grand colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a spectacle of music and showmanship celebrating spring in Washington, DC. Portions of the Parade (Constitution Ave between 9th & 15th Streets) are free to the public along the route and are first-come, first-serve.

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