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Where to stay for Cherry Blossom Festival

More than 1 million people flock to Washington D.C. each year to celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival. In 1912, Mayor Yukio Ozaki from Tokyo City gifted the Capitol these beautiful Japanese cherry blossom trees, or Sakura, to strengthen the growing friendship between the United States and Japan. When these trees blossom in the Spring, around the National Monuments and Tidal Basin, it is a beautiful site to see and many people from around the world travel to DC to experience these beautiful blooms. Finding the right luxury turnkey rental to live in during Springtime in DC can become challenging. Sojourn is here to help! We suggest that you reserve your unforgettable stay now before rentals are limited.

We at Sojourn offer a variety of accommodations for the Cherry Blossom Festival and other events in Washington D.C. This year, the Cherry Blossom Festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 and end on Sunday, April 14th 2024 (note that mother nature plays a huge part in when the peak bloom is, and the dates do not always correspond). The best time to reserve your Sojourn stay is a few months prior to the festival starting.  Inventory gets very tight around this time and location is key as traffic around the Tidal Basin can get very bad.

This year, the opening ceremony for the Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday, March 23rd at Warner Theatre in the Northwest area of Washington D.C. This gorgeous Sojourn on Q | DuPont Circle apartment is just a 20 minute metro ride or 10 minute bike ride from the opening ceremony. It easily accommodates 4 guests, and has an in-home washer and dryer, as well as a private balcony to take in the fresh spring air. Sojourn also has many great homes on Capitol Hill, a great location to launch a day of sightseeing from!

If you’re in the spirit of the Cherry Blossom Festival and want to strengthen bonds with more friends and family, we can offer a stunning 5 bedroom home that can sleep 10 guests. This Stunning Capitol Hill Home w/ ROOFTOP + Garage has enough space to feel comfortable and allow you to feel larger than life when you view the Capitol Hill neighborhood from its private rooftop lounge.

In addition to offering nightly stays, Sojourn is a flexible furnished rental company and can meet all of your furnished rental needs, regardless of length! We offer a variety of long-term, mid-term and short-term rental houses and apartments. If you’re undecided on which type of accommodation is best for your upcoming stay to DC, take a moment to read this article by one of our partners at FLXlease: Renting a House vs an Apartment: Which Is Right for You? 

You can find more of our gorgeous homes on our website at While we welcome you to book online, we encourage you to call us for a more personalized service. You can reach us at 202-769-5074. We’re always here to help and provide you with the best hospitality and comfortable getaway when traveling from blossom to bed. We look forward to assisting you!