Earlier in the spring I led a group from work on a run around the Mall when the Cherry Blossoms were out. The best place to see the blooms is around the Jefferson Memorial Tidal Basin.
Although it's crowded, it is well worth the trouble to view the blossoms. They are a spectacular riot of pink and white when in bloom.
This year the blooms only lasted a few days. My pictures don't do justice to how beautiful they are.
There is a little known statue of George Mason down there tucked away in a pocket park not far from the Jefferson Memorial. Mason wrote the Virginia bill of rights, the model upon which the Constitution's Bill of Rights was based.