Washington, D.C.’s, National Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing, March 20–April 15. Bring the family and take a long weekend trip to see all the Nation’s Capital has in store. Get the most out of the seasonal festivities with an inclusive hotel package, exclusive deals for families and limited-time offers — just for the spring occasion.
Kick off the spring festivals with a 5-star experience at the Sofitel Washington, D.C., Lafayette Square. Celebrate with VIP services provided by the National Cherry Blossom Festival Package, available through April 16. Guests enjoy luxury accommodations, a welcome drink and various gifts. Sip on a “blossomtini” at the Opaline Bar and Brassier and take home a commemorative cherry blossom candle votive, included in your stay. Only the first 10 reservations receive a cherry blossom commemorative Swarovski crystal pin, but don’t worry if you miss out, there will be additional pins for purchase online.
Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival during a stay at the newly redesigned Fairmont Georgetown. The upscale dining, accommodations and specialty services included in A Very Cherry Experience package will be one of the many highlights of your stay.
The full package, designed for two, includes nightly accommodations, an afternoon tea time and Champagne for two. Take time away, or easily double up and bring the family to join in the celebrations.
Revel in the famous Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea for two overlooking the courtyard of blossoming cherry trees with your spread of cherry-inspired fare, teas and pastries. The adults and older children can add on a few celebratory Champagne pairings including Sparkling Rosé Cava or Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut while the little ones pick from various homemade sweets and savory bites. Rates begin at $219 per night.
Just a bit off the main drag, the Sheraton Suites of Old Town Alexandria offer the perfect Spingtime package for families. Check in anytime through May 31, and receive a two-room suite with separate sleeping and sitting areas, parking, WiFi and space for up to five people.
Located within walking distance of King Street Trolley in the historic Alexandria district, families can easily get to and from the Cherry Blossom Festival while enjoying the less-populated home base. Rates begin at $133 per night, but shop around as the Sheraton Suites offer a wide variety of stays and accommodations.
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Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.