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The month-long National Cherry Blossom Festival should be on everyone’s bucket list. While cherry trees are scattered throughout the area, nearly 4,000 trees fill the Tidal Basin—at their blooming peak, they make for a pageant of pink against the backdrop of world-famous monuments. Predicting the few days of peak bloom is a less than a perfect science. With a 13-week spring travel assignment spanning cherry blossom season, you are sure not to miss this time—an otherwise ordinary tourist’s planning conundrum.
While there are (free!) daily performances at the Tidal Basin, attending at least one of the Festival’s special events is a must.
Watch the entire city come alive to commemorate the gift of these trees from Japan to the United States, symbolizing the bond between Japan and the United States. The springtime festival, beginning this year on March 20 and lasting until April 15, is a city-wide celebration. Restaurant menus highlight themed food and drink (think pink cocktails and cherry pastries). Museums hold special events. Tours are organized by boat and bike. Spending this special time in Washington, D.C. will have you wanting to return year after year to re-experience the pink.
Glimpses of the president may be few and far between, but there is no shortage of awe to be had walking by the State Dining Room. See the influence of past presidents and stand where history has been made. A White House tour requires advanced planning, as well as a call to your Congress member’s office.
Experience all of Europe for the cost of a Metro ride. 70 embassies open their doors to visitors for the month of May. Art, workshops, festivals and cultural entertainment highlight the best of International Cultural Awareness month.
The 17 (free!) Smithsonian museums in D.C. obliterate boredom. Spending every free moment of your 13-week assignment viewing exhibits would expose you to only a fraction of what the institution has to offer.
The 131 neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. each have their own history, identity, culture, and architecture. Adams Morgan comes alive at night, Georgetown is full of history, Woodley Park hosts the National Zoo, and Takoma boasts the most progressive politics outside of Berkeley.
From cherry blossoms to food to politics to outdoor activities, the metropolitan D.C. area has more than just one thing for everyone. Start planning now for a sp D.C. travel nurse assignment by clicking the button below!