There is still time for a trip to see the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C., although the official festival is from March 27 – April 11. We were there last week and it was beautiful. If you want intimate and convenient lodging, stay at the Fairmont Hotel. You can find photos and all the information you need at the Fairmont Hotel website. http://www.fairmont.com/washington
Be aware that there is a charge of $40 for 24 hour parking but you can take your car in and out whenever you want.
If you are planning ahead to next year, the Cherry Blossom Festival is from March 26 – April 10 with the Festival Parade on April 9. The hotel concierge can fill you in on all the activities or you can go online to the official website at http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/cms/index.php?id=390
The rooms are fine and you can get a comfortable king size bed if you request it.
The outdoor dining area is beautifully spacious with fountain and cherry blossom trees.
It is lit up at night, providing a warm and magical atmosphere.
If you are thinking of planning a wedding in the future, think about planning one during the Cherry Blossom time at the Dalhgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart in Georgetown University – 37 and O Streets Northwest.
During Cherry Blossom time, the courtyard of the chapel is surrounded with cherry blossom trees and you can have one of the Georgetown University a cappella singing groups perform in the courtyard after your ceremony. Contact Gary D Travel for more information about planning a wedding. See the website at http://campusministry.georgetown.edu/programs/Weddings/
As an alternative, you can also plan your wedding right at the hotel Fairmont or for a large reception, at the nearby Four Seasons Hotel, which is within walking distance.
On your way, you can stroll through Rose Park.
Make sure to ask each hotel for their reception rates.
Gary de Sesa & Kita de Sesa are travel agents and owners of Gary D Travel. Contact us at 516-300-9924
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