Cherry Blossom Fireworks 2013: Where are the Best Views?

The famous DC Tidal Basin cherry blossom trees will peak this weekend, just in time for the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival.

This weekend is the peak of the cherry blossom season, and it looks like the weather in DC will be perfectly spring-like with warm temperatures and sunny skies.

In addition to the blooming cherry blossom trees around the DC Tidal Basin, this weekend brings the Southwest Waterfront Cherry Blossom Fireworks and other activities.

Where to See the Fireworks

Here’s a round-up and some advice on where the best viewing point is for the fireworks show:

The fireworks start at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6 and will be based from the 600 to 900 blocks of Water Street SW in Washington, DC.

To get there, you can take the green line on Metro to the Waterfront-SEU stop or take the orange, blue, yellow green lines to L’Enfant Plaza.

The best viewing downtown may be from the Gangplank Marina area, 700 Water Street SW. You may also consider going to Hains Point or anywhere in East Potomac Park on the west side of the channel.

These fireworks are not as big a show as the national Fourth of July celebration, but some residents also have suggested a high floor of a building in Crystal City or Rosslyn, or heading out to Gravelly Point Park in Arlington off the George Washington Memorial Parkway near Reagan National Airport.

Have other viewing suggestions? Tell us in the comments section below!

Southwest Waterfront Festival

Saturday’s Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival starts long beore the fireworks. From 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Southwest Waterfront will feature live music, a marketplace, family activities and food. More information about the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival is available here.

Next weekend brings us the Cherry Blossom Parade.


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