Everything You Need to Know About Cherry Blossom Season

Plan a scenic spring visit to Montgomery County, Maryland and experience the beautiful blooms of cherry blossom season. From where and when to see the blooms to hotel, restaurant, and shopping recommendations, there’s no better way to celebrate cherry blossoms than an adventure to Maryland’s culture capital.

Bloom Watch
When deciding the best time to travel to the Montgomery County, Maryland, keep an eye on the National Park Service’s peak bloom predictions as dates change from year-to-year. The site also describes the various stages of blooms and previous bloom history so you can customize your cherry blossom experience if you’ve already committed to your vacation dates.

Kenwood Details
Bordering Washington, DC, the suburban Kenwood neighborhood is considered a hidden gem in Montgomery County, Maryland to view cherry blossoms. Some of the best blooms in this area can be found along Kennedy Drive, Dorset Avenue, and Kenwood Avenue.

Metro Convenience
Getting to the National Cherry Blossom Festival events or strolling along the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC is easy with 13 convenient red line Metro stations originating in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Hotel Deals
Stay close for comfort when you book a hotel in Bethesda or Chevy Chase. Besides being located near to the Kenwood neighborhood and Metro stations, options like Courtyard by Marriott, DoubleTree by Hilton, and Hyatt Regency are also close to some of the area’s top restaurants and shopping.

Special Restaurant Menus
While you’re visiting the area, stay on-theme when it comes to choosing where to eat. Hanaro Sushi in Bethesda offers a signature Cherry Blossom Roll that includes tuna, white tuna, salmon, masago, and avocado, with a seaweed salad and wasabi aioli.

Cherry Blossom Shopping
Discover spectacular shopping and find great pieces to commemorate your cherry blossom experience in Montgomery County, Maryland. From unique, hand-made jewelry to fine art paintings and photography, there’s always a way to bring a little bit of the blooms back home with you.

While you’re visiting the area this season, we also recommend checking out 6 Free Things to Do this Spring and 12 Most Instagrammable Spots in Montgomery County.