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3 Places To See Cherry Blossoms In Arlington, VA

While the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., is the most popular place to see the annual cherry blossoms, this year access is being restricted due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

Fortunately, you don’t have to cross the river to see beautiful cherry trees in bloom.

Here are 3 places to see cherry blossoms in Arlington, VA:

1. “Downtown” Cherrydale –Established in 1898, Cherrydale is on the National Register of Historic Places and gets its name from a large cherry orchard that was once behind the Cherrydale firehouse on Lee Highway. Now you can see dozens of cherry trees in bloom In the median of Lee Highway between North Monroe and North Lincoln streets.

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2. Cherrydale Baptist Church – A dozen mature blossoming cherry trees can be found in front of the church at the intersection of Lorcom Lane and Military Road (3910 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA).

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3. Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Arboretum – There are more than 400 cherry trees throughout the cemetery and the arboretum is one good place to enjoy the blooming cherry trees. Like the Memorial Amphitheater pictured at the top of this blog post☝️. Learn more about the cherry trees at Arlington National Cemetery.

Around Arlington

Of course, there are many other cherry blossoms viewing opportunities in and around Arlington, including:

  • National Landing – the areas formerly known as Crystal City, Pentagon City, and Potomac Yard, in Arlington, features two Art in Bloom sculptures are now on display.
  • Other Arlington neighborhoods – many neighborhoods are participating in the “Porch Parade and Pedal Procession,” in which local porches, yards, and windows are decorated with a cherry blossom theme. See photos and a map.

Outside Arlington

And, if you want to see what’s happening in D.C. you can watch the Bloom Cam, which broadcasts a live stream of the National Mall Tidal Basin from the roof of the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, D.C.

Where are your favorite places in Arlington to view the cherry blossoms?

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Congrats to Arlington-based Food Vendors Plugged on Edible DC!

I’m an avid farmers market shopper and supporter so whenever I learn about local Arlington-based food vendors doing well and getting recognized, it’s worth a mention on this blog. This is why I was happy to see EdibleDC, a quarterly magazine focused on the farmers, growers, fishers, home cooks, chefs and others who energize the DC area’s culinary community, including the Arlington Farmers Markets on their noteworthy list of winter markets worth a visit.

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“The Best Brunch in the DMV”

In its Edible Stories post, which makes you want to “eat, read, drink, and think” as their tagline suggests, the Arlington Farmers Market is included in a mouth-watering list of amazing food vendors worth a brunch visit this winter season.

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Wishing Arlington County Kids & Families a Wonderful New School Year

It’s hard to believe summer has ended and that the start of yet another school year, which starts TODAY, is now upon us.

This morning will be exciting for many kids in our county returning to Arlington schools.

And for area parents, as well as families considering moving to Arlington County, VA, it may be of high interest to learn that Arlington Public Schools has recently ranked as a Top School District in Virginia by Niche.com (Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.).
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Opening Dates For 7 Great Arlington Farmers Markets

Now that spring has sprung, local Arlington farmers markets will soon be opening or expanding their offerings of fresh local produce, meats, breads, prepared foods, specialty items and more for peak season.

I have been visiting the Arlington Farmers Market in Courthouse market to buy directly from and talk to the local farmers for many years. There’s also a wonderful community vibe and an amazing selection.

But there are a wide variety of local fresh farm markets to choose from in the Arlington, VA, area. Here are the opening dates and details for 7 great farmers markets in Arlington and Falls Church:
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