This weekend my husband and I decided to go on our own cherry blossoms biking tour. We parked along the GW Parkway in Virginia, and rode our bikes over the 14 Street Bridge to the Jefferson Memorial, Tidal Basin, and Hains Point.
Not all of the trees are in bloom yet!
It’s hard to match the pictures I took on my sunrise run last year, but I think these are worth sharing.
View of the Jefferson Memorial from across the Tidal Basin
Posing in a quiet grove of trees
It’s hard to capture the beauty of the lines of trees — it’s really worth a visit!
I enjoyed Hains Point much more on my bike!
Biking was a great way to see the cherry blossoms. It was slow going around the Tidal Basin, where we mostly walked our bikes, but Hains Point was not very crowded and the cars were driving slowly looking for parking spaces, so I didn’t feel like my life was in danger riding on the road. We ended up covering about 10 miles, but it was a very easy ride that didn’t tire my legs out too much on the eve of the GW Parkway Classic 10 Miler.
Have you gotten to see the cherry blossoms in peak bloom?
Do you take time to play tourist in your home town?