A short trip to DC to see Cherry Blossom for the 1st time:
Since my childhood, I saw many beautiful photos on Cherry Blossom, especially I was used to watching Japanese anime, TV series and cherry blossom was a common scene in there, in Japan it's called "Sakura". So since that time I had a wish to see this. Despite being here in the USA for three years, this was the 1st time I got the chance to observe this beauty. DC cherry blossom festival is a well-known tourist attraction in the USA.
Best time to see in a year: Last week of May to 1st week of April in DC. This is the peak time to bloom. And along with, every year cherry blossom festivals are arranged by many organizations there.
Day 1: Reached in DC, I stayed in College Park, Maryland and took the metro from there to reach DC metropolitan area, it just took around 30 minutes and started to explore from Tidal Basin Loop Trail ( this is the main place people visit to explore cherry blossom), along with around this trial, you can explore the main attractions of DC- Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the George Mason Memorial, the John Paul Jones Memorial, the Floral Library, the Japanese Pagoda, and the Japanese Lantern and there is the site where 1st cherry tree had been planted ( there is a history behind it- in 1912, Mayor of Tokyo, Japan gifted cherry plants to DC as a gift of friendship between two countries). I walked the whole trail, observed these attractions and the full path was surrounded with puffy white, pale pink cherry flowers. I really enjoyed this whole walk around. It took almost 3 hours ( I stopped few times to take photos, have rest for some time and calmly observe the beautiful view)
Day 2: On this day, I explored the nearby places of College park as I stayed there, visited lake Artemesia, Paint Branch Trail. Then visited the national arboretum in DC, where the cherry blossom festival is arranged every year, with this there is a stunning collection of different types of plants.