On our last evening in DC we walked around the Tidal Basin where there is the highest concentration of Cherry Blossoms that were in full bloom. Cherry Blossoms are a big thing in DC, they even have a Cherry Blossom festival every spring.
There are several memorials to check out as you make your way around the Tidal Basin. The first one we came to was the Jefferson Memorial.
As we continued walking around the loop we noticed that in some areas there were so many cherry blossoms it looked like snow!
Next we arrived at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial.
Continuing on we arrived at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
After making our way completely around the Tidal Basin and visiting all of those memorials we were back out at the Reflecting Pool where we had been a couple of days earlier. This time we were there in the evening when everything was lit up really pretty.
We ended our time in Washington D.C. on such a high note by spending this time viewing the cherry blossoms and seeing DC lit up at night. After 3 full days of exploring the city we were completely exhausted, but so grateful for all that we got to see and experience.
Also, another Fulltime Family blogged about their time in DC that I found extremely helpful in planning our time there. If you would like some tips on visiting, I would recommend reading her posts starting here: Barry Good Times.