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The Washington cherry blossoms are now expected to reach peak bloom from April 8 – 12. For many DC-area families, it is an annual tradition to travel to the Tidal Basin and view the blossoms. Some families have photographs of their children taken yearly in front of the pink and white trees. There’s something irresistible about the cotton-candy-like flowers blooming on a spring day. Tourists and locals alike brave the crowds for a long walk and a short glimpse of natural beauty with a backdrop of the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument. If you’d like to start a spring family tradition, consider a walk through the cherry blossoms. Learn more at