This is another underlying spot where most of the locals would visit during the cherry blossom season, the Kenwood neighborhood in Bethesda, MD. It is famous for its over 1,200 Yoshino cherry trees planted since 1929.
It is much less crowded and quieter than the touristy Tidal Basin cherry blossom festival. The beauty of these flowers even exceed the scene around Tidal Basin lake as well from my personal opinion. We visited on a weekday afternoon. There’s hardly any people or car on the street. Even though it was raining the day we visited, the weather did not diminish any of the gorgeous blossoms. Walking in the neighborhood along the pink tunnel and enjoy the serenity makes me feel like being in a wonderland.
The crowd may built up from all these years word of mouth over the weekends. Some of the streets now have these bright yellow signs of “NO PARKING” sticking out along the sides. It’s understandable, but if you would like a sign-free photograph, you can just walk up a couple blocks up.
Not only the Yoshino cherry trees, all other flowers in the yard are also very lovely.
This family is really adorable. In order to let the tree grow freely, they cut the fence around the trunk and stick a small extension on top. Isn’t it cute?