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5 Free Activities at the Cherry Blossom Festival 2019 (Washington, D.C.)

Top 5 Free (but fun) activities

  1. Take a scenic bike ride! What better way to stroll into the beautiful, yet busy city of D.C. During the peak times of the festival (Sat-Sun) it will nearly impossible to find a parking spot in the city. Unless you have minor children, the best way to commute into the city is by bicycle. I would recommend to park at Gravelly Point park (next to Ronald Reagan Airport) and bicycle into the city. It is about a 15 minute ride to the hotspot for cherry blossom viewing! This park may not have many cherry blossoms, but they have a large lawn area to watch the planes land and beautiful views of the Potomac River.

Gravelly Point Park

2. Watch the Kite Flying Competition (Bring your own too!) Take a seat on the grass near the Washington Monument and watch over 300 kites fly in the wind! It might sound boring to watch a kite float, but there is something almost magical about how a simple piece of fabric and string can fly to gracefully (Thanks Mozi and Lu Ban! The 5th century BC Chinese philosophers who created the Kite ). Join in on the fun and bring your own kite to fly, you don’t need to be entered into the competition to fly one.

Birds or Kites?

3. Visit the near by monuments and memorials! In the immediate vicinity of the thick of the cherry blossom festival, are the Washington monument, Jefferson Memorial and the World War II memorial. Those who are history nerds will love this and those who aren’t will still be able to take surprising insta-worthy shots. Stroll from one point to the next at your own pace and own leisure!

4. Free music, crafts, and other live events. Like the kite flying competition, there are several free musical performances, craft/games (for children), and informational events about the cherry blossoms themselves. There are booths that are lined up along the trees with countless fun festivities to partake in. For a detailed schedule/list of the DC Cherry Blossom Festival activities, please visit: https://nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/

5. A picnic underneath the blossoms. For those who don’t enjoy the crowds or dislike public activities, fear not, you can still enjoy this spring festivity. Before arriving to the main DC area or before leaving home pack a few snacks, blanket, and your camera (optional). There is nothing like good food and a spectacular spring view! Around the Cherry blossoms (near the Washington monument) there are comfortable lawn areas that allow you kick back and relax.

Take a look at my Cherry Blossom Image gallery for more great shots!

My first blog post! Welcome

I am a newbie in this blogging/social media world of writing and posting my experiences and opinions for the public eye to see. Therefore, I would imagine that my writing style is a bit ‘stiff’ I guess you could say, but as time goes on and the more I share I hope to have the ability to open my mind and share my thoughts. After all, I started this page as a way to express myself, build my image and share my life with other people.

As I mature and grow into a professional woman, I started to learn how life works and how much value each day has.  Life is so unexpected and unpredictable. You might not always know what is coming or if you will like the next stage you are headed towards, but that’s the beauty of it. If we always knew what was coming life would be bland and boring. For example, January 10, 2016 my father and I packed up our belongings, sold the house and got on a plane to live in South, Korea. Months before the move I had no clue that I would have one of my many dreams come true. Like this experience, I know that I have many more to come. My intention is that this blog will help me capture and preserve those memories.

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