I’ve lived in Northern Virginia my entire life, and believe it or not, I had never seen the famed Washington, D.C. cherry blossoms until this year! On April 6th, Tony and I headed into the city before sunrise (yikes — cue all the coffee) so we could take photos before D.C. became crowded with tens of thousands of tourists.
We began photographing at the National Mall. Starting at the Lincoln Memorial, we made our way to the Washington Monument and captured all the beauty along the way!
Then, we traveled to the Smithsonian Institution Building which was one of my favorite locations of the day! I had never been there either, and I was taken aback by how gorgeous it was!
Because it was chilly out, Tony and I stopped by a few museums to warm up. We also checked out another nearby garden and saw some gorgeous florals.
Finally, on our way back to the car, we walked around the Tidal Basin and marveled at the view. Simply amazing!
Overall, it was a wonderful day, and I’m SO glad I finally got to see the cherry blossoms! If you’ve never seen them in D.C. before, you HAVE to go! I recommend visiting early in the morning to see the flowers, then spending the remainder of the day exploring museums and watching airplanes!