One of the best times to visit Washington DC is during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The weather is mild and the Cherry Blossoms (a gift from Japan) are breathtaking as they surround the Tidal Basin overlooking the Jefferson Memorial.
Start your day with an early brunch at Kafe Leopold in Georgetown. This little European style gem is tucked away behind M Street and offers a myriad of freshly made pastries as well as their specialty brunch items. If the weather is nice sit outside on the cobblestone street. M Street also has great shopping.
Once at the Tidal Basin, take your time to stroll through the Cherry Blossoms and reveal in their pink, pillow-y, flowers and strong, structured branches. I am not much interested in the festival itself, but if you are looking for tasty street meat and good people watching, take a stroll through that as well.
Have you been to see the Cherry Blossom Festival? Is there one in your town?