27 Feb 2019
Five Ways to Travel in Washington DC, During Cherry Blossom Festivals
Spring time in Washington DC is marked by the floral burst of vibrant shades of pink in the Tidal Basin region. The nature’s event welcomes tourists from various parts of the world to visit here and join the celebration of life. The 3,000 cherry blossom trees present a spectacular sight of blooming florals. Everyone gets into the spirit of celebrating the event with restaurants and hotels offering various perfectly themed packages at discounts.
Here are five ways to travel in Washington DC, during the Cherry Blossom festival.
Based on your plans, you can easily stopover at your favorite museum, memorial, or can even witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
The cost of travel is $1, accepted by both SmarTrip card and cash. No change is given, so if you pay with cash make sure you have exact change.
The cost of single trip is $2, or you may purchase a 24-hour pass for $8. Arrive in less than 30 minutes per trip, and you’ll only pay $8 all day. Ride for longer than 30 minutes and usage fees will apply.
Tip: During the Cherry Blossom festival, special bike corrals will be available during peak visitor hours.
Prices for e-scooters vary per company. Generally, it is $1.00 to unlock and $0.15/minute to ride. Download the app for the e-scooter you want to ride for more details.
The cost of a water taxi is $25.00 for adults, $12.00 for kids (return trip). The water taxi must be booked online and in advance.