Every spring around the first of April the cherry blossoms come to Washington.
The blossoms are accompanied by the annual Cherry Blossom Festival and busload after busload of visitors.
When the blossoms come, the sidewalks that wind through and under the cherry blossom trees are often crowded with visitors from early in the morning until late into the evening.
Many of the cherry blossom trees line the edge of the tidal basin where the Thomas Jefferson Memorial is located.
This picture of the Washington Monument was taken from the sidewalk around the edge of the Tidal Basin.
Click Cherry Blossom Bloom Schedule to visit the National Park Service Cherry Blossom Bloom Schedule.
Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Washington Monument.
Closest Metro Station: The Smithsonian Metro Station on the Blue and Orange Lines is the nearest Metro Station to the Washington Monument.