Explore DC’s famous cherry blossoms by riverboat tour

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The long-awaited cherry blossom season is soon predicted to peak here in Washington DC, according to updated National Park Service estimates, which suggest the blossoms will peak this weekend, between April 6-8, 2013. The National Cherry Blossom Festival continues until April 14th, 2013.

DSC00772Looking for an interesting way to beat the crowds yet take in all the sights? Several companies offer cherry blossom tours by riverboat or cruise on the water!

The Potomac Riverboat Company offers a 50 minute riverboat cruise of “The National Cherry Blossoms by Water” departing from Georgetown’s Washington Harbour (31st & K street NW), at several intervals throughout the day.

DC Cruises is offering Cherry Blossom River tours through April 14th, at multiple times daily. Boarding also takes place at the Washington Harbour in Georgetown.

The Spirit of Washington even offersCherry Blossom Festival Dining Cruises, where you can eat lunch or dinner aboard the ship! Most tours depart from 600 Water St. SW.

If touring on the water is not your cup of tea, consider OnboardTours. Their  “DC The Blossoms! Tour” allows hop-on-hop-off service to see the cherry blossoms with the backdrop of many of the nation’s most famous monuments. The tours depart from the Old Post Office at 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue at 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. daily.

Ask your friendly innkeeper for directions to these or any other destinations in your sights to explore the Cherry Blossom Festival!

Happy exploring,

Jennifer, Innkeeper
American Guest House in Washington DC



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