Begin your cherry blossom experience when you meet your tour guide and group outside the Smithsonian Metro Station.
Start out on foot toward the Enid Haupt Garden which is adjacent to the Smithsonian Castle, then continue along the National Mall. View the millions of pink and white blossoms blooming on the 3,000 Japanese cherry trees and carpeting the ground. Make a stop near the headquarters of the Department of Agriculture, the grounds of the Washington Monument, and an overlook near the Tidal Basin. As you walk, learn about the history of the trees, how they arrived in DC, and their significance to the city.
The walk will end near some of the oldest Japanese cherry trees in the city, by an ancient Japanese lantern. You are free to continue exploring on your own around the Tidal Basin walkway, or at some of the nearby attractions including the WWII Memorial, the Franklin Memorial, or the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.