A Washington DC Trip

Suggested Trip for Spring Time. Enjoy Washington DC.  My family and I have visited Washington DC, the Virginia and Maryland areas a few times over the years.  Each trip included a new place to discover.

March 27 through April 11th, 2010 is the time to celebrate the beginning of spring and a historical event of goodwill.  The National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Smithsonian Kite Festival!

Begin your trip by visiting the Washington Monument to witness a grand event!  The Smithsonian Kite Festival is sure to be exciting for the whole family.  Best of all it’s free to the public.  Visit www.kitefestival.org for more details.

While you’re there you may as well take a tour of the other monuments and museums.  

A chance to volunteer on your vacation: The website for The National Cherry Blossom Festival is full of event information, visitor information and how you can volunteer.

 The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that coordinates, produces and supports creative and diverse activities promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty and the environment and community spirit and youth education.  Events and programs are developed to celebrate springtime in Washington, D.C. and commemorate the 1912 gift of cherry trees to the people of the United States from Japan.

Contributions to the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information on visiting the DC area during this event go  to http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

If you are looking for a quiet place, enjoy a picnic in the Great Falls Park off Georgetown Pike.  For details and directions visit:

http://www.nps.gov/grfa/planyourvisit/directions.htm

For shopping you can visit Georgetown or Alexandria.  Both have a variety of shops and restaurants to enjoy.  The boardwalk in Alexandria is adorable.  You can also enjoy a ferry ride on the river.  It will be an experience to remember!

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