Trees are blooming across the country during this unseasonably warm March, including the famous cherry blossoms of Washington, D.C. The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the mayor of Tokyo to the city of Washington, D.C., as a symbolic gesture of the lasting friendship between the U.S. and Japan. This year, the city celebrates 100 years of these picturesque pink trees blooming along its Tidal Basin.
Luckily for us, hotel rates in the national's capital are low from now through early April due to the unforeseen warm weather. The Washington Hilton, located just blocks from the vibrant neighborhood of Dupont Circle, boasts particularly low pricing from April4-9. Book now and you can stay from just $135 per night. This saves a whopping 65% on rates later in April, which skyrocket to $399 per night. Other dates through mid-April are available for $159, $169, or $199 per night.
The Washington Hilton features recently renovated guest rooms with panoramic views of the D.C. skyline, including famous landmarks like the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument. Stroll over to the Tidal Basin and enjoy the festival, then check out some of the many other nearby sights including the National Zoo and the Philips Collection, and bustling neighborhoods like Georgetown and U Street Corridor.
Visit the Washington Hilton's website to book your room now, or call them at 202-483-3000.
Use our Travel Search price comparison tool to find the lowest rates on flights to Washington, D.C. For more ideas on spring travel -- to D.C. and beyond -- see our article on 40 Sweet Spots for Spring Value.