#BikeInBloom is Back! Bike to the Blossoms with Capital Bikeshare

      March 16, 2017

      Capital Bikeshare has once again teamed up with the National Cherry Blossom Festival to promote biking to the cherry trees at the Tidal Basin in their "Bike to the Blossoms" campaign.  Keep your eyes peeled for #BikeInBloom, the services pink reminder that biking is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to see the city in bloom....

      Explore DC Beyond the Blossoms with the DC Circulator

      March 16, 2017

      The National Cherry Blossom Festival has arrived and the whole city is in bloom! From March 15th to April 16th, Washington, DC transforms into a city transfixed by pink petals, as the Festival partners with restaurants and attractions District-wide to bring the spirit of the season to the entire city. We’ve referenced the National Mall route as the best way to get to the Tidal Basin this season, but the DC Circulator is also a great way to explore the city beyond the blossoms. Six simple routes connect exciting neighborhoods all over the city, from Georgetown to Downtown, Adams Morgan to Capitol Hill and beyond. Here are a few of our recommendations for getting around via the DC Circulator this cherry blossom season:...

      Navigate the National Cherry Blossom Festival with Ease

      March 16, 2017

      Every year, visitors from around the globe travel to Washington, DC to witness a transformation—the annual blooming of the blossoms. Gifted to the city by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo in March 1912, the 3,000+ cherry blossom trees bring an explosion of life and color to the city and are celebrated with a series of events and festivities each spring. Looking to join in the fun? There are several ways to get to the pink trees at the Tidal Basin and official festival events. Here are our recommendations for getting to these top destinations: Tidal Basin ANA Performance Stage Opening Ceremony Blossom Kite Festival National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival...

      Top Spots to See Cherry Blossoms in DC

      March 16, 2017

      Here in Washington, DC, spring signifies more than just the arrival of warm weather—the season marks the blooming of our world-famous cherry blossom trees, symbolizing the natural beauty of our nation's capital city.   Each spring, the cherry trees take over the Tidal Basin, drawing thousands of visitors to a sea of pale pink and white blossoms at the Jefferson Memorial. While the Basin is home to the official Welcome Center and a majority of the cherry trees, it is not the only location in the city to marvel at the pink petals. Avoid the crowds and witness the beauty of the cherry trees at these lesser-known locations:...

      Take a Walking Meeting to See the City in Bloom

      March 16, 2017

      Spring is in the air. What better time to get in some steps, enjoy pleasant weather and take in the beauty of DC’s world-renowned cherry blossom trees?...

      Staying at A Cherry Blossom Hotel? Download Your Get Around Guide

      March 16, 2017

      The cherry blossom trees are without a doubt the stars of springtime in Washington, DC. Each year between March and April, Washington sees its highest peak in tourism, as thousands flock to the nation’s capital to witness the city in bloom....

      How to Become #CaBiWinterWarriors

      January 31, 2017

      Capital Bikeshare remains open throughout the year—winter months included—to provide a healthy transportation option to DC area residents, tourists and frequent visitors.  What’s most impressive is how many people actually use the bikes during winter months, a fact which may be attributed in-part to the #CaBiWinterWarrior contest....

      Sharing the Love: New Concepts in Carsharing

      January 30, 2017

      Here at goDCgo, we love the freedom that Zipcar, car2go and Enterprise Carshare offer District residents who choose to live car-free. Today, some companies are looking to add to that list by putting an interesting spin on traditional carsharing with  “peer to peer” or "neighborhood" programs. The idea is simple: allow individual car owners to rent out their vehicles when they're not in use to non-car owners. Benefiting both owner and renter, “neighborhood” carsharing has taken off across the US and is causing a positive shift from personal to shared transport. Car owners are able to offset the cost of ownership and maintenance—potentially earning up to $10,000 a year depending on the type of car and number of rental hours, while renters gain access to lower rates and more conveniently located vehicles. As an added bonus, every shared car replaces approximately 14 cars on the road, leading to less road congestion and pollution....

      Winter Walking Safety Tips

      January 11, 2017

      From sleet and ice to snow and slush, District pedestrians need to get where they’re going regardless of the conditions. ...

      Make a New Year's Resolution that Makes a Difference

      January 10, 2017

      The new year is here and, for many, that means it’s resolution time—time to reinvent oneself, give up an old habit or try something new. If you find yourself grasping for meaningful changes to make, convince yourself to start off 2017 on a good foot by taking on these five easy challenges:...

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