National Cherry Blossom Festival

February 22, 2016

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In addition to being one of the most important cities in the free world, Washington, DC, is also one of the most popular destinations for tourists and businessmen alike.

One of the best times to visit our nation’s Capital is during the National Cherry Blossom Festival, happening from March 20th – April 7th. This historic event every spring celebrates the gift of the cherry blossom trees and their symbol of enduring friendship between the citizens of Japan and the United States. The Festival is planned to coincide as nearly as possible with the blooming of the trees. The cherry blossom trees currently grow in three National Park Service locations: around the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park, in East Potomac Park (Hains Point), and on the Washington Monument grounds.

The Festival features a wide range creative and diverse activities, performance and visual art that promote traditional and contemporary culture, the natural beauty and the environment, and community spirit and youth education, with most of them free to the public.

The signature events of the Festival include the Opening Ceremony, the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, and the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. There are over 150 daily cultural performances by local, national and international entertainers, sports competitions, and so much more. Browse the Event section by category or date for event listings and additional information.

The blooming period starts several days before the Peak Bloom Date and can last as long as 14 days. The Peak Bloom Date is typically defined as the day on which 70 percent of the blossoms of the Yoshino cherry trees are open. This date varies from year to year, depending on the weather conditions. The mean date of blooming is April 4, but of course Mother Nature has a mind of her own, so the National Park Service horticulturists cannot make an accurate prediction much more than 10 days prior.

However, each of the various stages of bloom on the trees are wonderful in their own unique way, from the vivid pink of the buds about to burst open, to the softer pink pastels of the blossoms on the trees, to the white snowfall of the petals falling off the trees. So no matter when you visit Washington, DC during cherry blossom season, you’ll see something memorable happening at the Tidal Basin no matter when you take your private jet charter to Washington DC.

Of course there is an embarrassment of riches to see elsewhere throughout the Capital while visiting the city for the Festival. The National Mall includes the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and the National World War II Memorial. Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr National Memorial, the FDR Memorial and George Mason Memorial are all adjacent to the Tidal Basin. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the National Cemetery, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the American History Museum, the rich culture of both the African Art Museum and the American Indian Museum; there is far too much to see even with multiple visits. But we encourage you try.

Most Priority One Jets charters in or out of Washington, DC are through Washington Dulles International Airport or Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, both of which are situated a short distance from the heart of the city.

No matter your final destination, Priority One Jets offers a range of private jet options designed to serve all of your travel needs. Our specialty is our bespoke service to you, with the absolute highest levels of convenience and comfort to you. You will always fly on the most appropriate jet for your itinerary, and at the best possible jet charter pricing. Through our 24/7 on-call and concierge service, we can arrange a private charter jet for you with as little as four hours’ notice.

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