The National Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the most exciting times be in Washington, DC. Tourists by the thousands flock to the city to see the beautiful blossoms, sometimes causing natives (or transplants!) to stay away. Sure, the Tidal Basin is PACKED, but there is so much more to the National Cherry Blossom Festival than a shoulder to shoulder stroll under Jefferson's watch.
Check out the National Cherry Blossom Festival website for a ton of wonderful activities for children!
(And my insider hint: if you really want to enjoy the blossoms, head over to the National Arboretum! They have the same trees, the same beautiful blossoms and a fraction of the crowds!)