Washington's cherry blossom trees in full bloom

STORY: Date: March 26, 2023

A beautiful scene blooms in Washington as cherry blossoms emerge

Visitors can paddle along the city's Tidal Basin to enjoy the view away from crowds

These famed trees were a diplomatic gift from Japan to Washington in 1912

The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the biggest U.S. springtime parties

It commemorates the enduring gift of the nearly 3,000 trees