Washington DC with Kids: Family-Friendly Activities during the Cherry Blossom Festival

The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC is one of the best ways to spend Spring Break with your children.  This event offers many great family friendly activities for the whole family to go along with the world class selection of free museums.  If you plan to be in DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival week, check out these fun events

Tidal Basin Paddle Boat

During Cherry Blossom Festival month (Mar 10 – Apr 11, 2010) kids (and you) can enjoy the view of Cherry blossoms  along the Tidal Basin while riding a paddle boat.

Family Fun Zone from National Park Service

At the Jefferson Memorial – Each Saturday & Sunday from Mar 27 to Apr 11, 2010, the kids learn about the trees of the other national parks and practice writing in Japanese at the Family Fun Zone.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day

At the National Building Museum – Celebrate the opening ceremony of the National Cherry Blossom festival on Mar 27 with fun family friendly activities including hands-on activities, informative demonstrations, and exciting indoor and outdoor performances celebrating Spring and exploring Japanese arts and design.

National Cherry Blossom Music & Firework Show

At the Southwest Waterfront – On Apr 3, arrive early for family friendly activities and local musical group performances from 5 pm – 8 pm. Afterwards, enjoy the spectacular fireworks show from the Washington Channel. For the best view, head to East Potomac Park or Southwest Waterfront Promenade.

Both the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and the L Enfant Plaza Hotel are within walking distance to the festival area.

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