The National Cherry Blossom Festival
The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC attracts tourists from around the world every year. The festival showcases the gift of the cherry trees from Japan to the US in 1912. A trip to Prince William & Manassas is a great addition to the Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Festival. Read below for ways to pair the serenity in Prince William & Manassas with the excitement of the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC.
Pair Cherry Blossoms with Blue Bells
The blue bells in Prince William County & Manassas bloom around the end of March, the same time as the cherry blossom trees. There is also a Blue Bell Festival in Prince William & Manassas around the same time as the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC. Whether you are traveling to DC for the photo ops or the excitement of the festival, the Blue Bell festival offers further photo ops and a lower-key festival to wind down.
Spend More Time Outside with a Peaceful Hike
The end of March and the beginning of April is one of the best times to be in the DC Metro area. After spending some time outside in DC marveling in the beauty of the cherry blossoms, escape to Prince William & Manassas for a beautiful hike through Prince William Forest Park, Leesylvania State Park, or one of our other great spots. View this list of the best places to go hiking for more information.
Wind Down With Some Wine or a Beer
Hiking is one way to wind down after experiencing the crowds and noise in DC. Another great way to enjoy the outdoors is with a glass of wine at the Winery at La Grange or a pint on the patio of one of our five craft breweries. This is the perfect way to end a vacation.