Explore More Than The Blossoms With The DC Circulator

      March 12, 2018

      Washington, DC’s iconic cherry blossoms will soon be in full bloom and with them bring the  National Cherry Blossom Festival and all it has to offer. The 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place from March 17 to April 15,  and in addition to Festival events, restaurants and attractions across the District are partnered with the Festival partners to bring the spirit of the season to the entire city.

      You may know that DC Circulator's National Mall route is the best way to get to the Tidal Basin, but the it is also a great way to explore events and attractions across our nation’s capital. Six routes connect neighborhoods all over the City, from Georgetown to Downtown, Adams Morgan to Capitol Hill and beyond.

      Monuments & Memorials

      DC is home to some of the country's most recognized and historical monuments, most of which are located within walking distance of the National Mall. From the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to the Lincoln MemorialWashington Monument, and even the new National Museum of African American History & Culture , the DC Circulator’s National Mall route can take you on a tour before dropping you directly at the Tidal Basin’s cherry blossoms.

      The District of Columbia has an  incredible variety of museums for you to explore both on and beyond the National Mall. From the Air and Space Museum to the Postal Museum there’s a little something for everyone. Visit si.edu for more information on the Smithsonian museums, all of which are completely FREE to visit! Visit Destination DC’s website to view a list of museums throughout the City.  


      Got a craving? You’re in luck. Whether you’re grabbing brunch at a bistro in Adams Morgan, sampling global cuisine in Dupont, or trying tapas in Penn Quarter, every meal of the day is something to look forward to.

      • Woodley Park – Adams Morgan – McPherson Square

      • Dupont Circle – Georgetown – Rosslyn

      • Georgetown – Union Station 


      DC doesn't slow down just because the sun sets! Catch an event at the Capital One Arena in Chinatown, hit the club scene on K Street or check out a trendy bar on U Street to see what the nation's capital has to offer after dark.

      • Woodley Park – Adams Morgan – McPherson Square

      • Georgetown – Union Station


      From the designer row at City Center Downtown to Georgetown’s independent clothing boutiques, DC’s neighborhoods offer a diverse shopping experience. You’re sure to find something that suits your style.

      • Dupont Circle – Georgetown – Rosslyn

      • Georgetown – Union Station

      • Woodley Park – Adams Morgan – McPherson Square

      National Zoo

      The National Zoo in Cleveland Park is one of DC's biggest attractions. Take a tour of the zoo the giant pandas, Asian elephants, and lions get to call home. The best part? Admission is always free.

      • Woodley Park – Adams Morgan – McPherson Square 

      Eastern Market

      Historic Capitol Hill’s Eastern Market is DC's premiere food and arts market. On weekdays, stop by for fresh produce, meat, cheese and flowers. On weekends, the market moves outdoors to include jewelry, arts and crafts.

      • Union Station – Navy Yard

      • Potomac-Skyland via Barracks Row 

      Need more ideas for exploring the city beyond the blossoms? Check out the exciting spring menu options with the Festival’s Cherry Picks restaurants, many of which are located along DC Circulator routes. 

      There’s all kinds of things to do in DC during the National Cherry Blossom Festival, so hop on the DC Circulator and see the whole city in bloom!


      WRITTEN BY: goDCgo

      goDCgo is an initiative of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) that encourages the use of sustainable transportation. We provide complimentary transit resources and consulting services to DC organizations and commuters. Our goal serves to decrease traffic congestion, improve air quality and create a better quality of life in the DC area.

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