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April 2016

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38 | APRIL 2016 nshoremag.com ments and historical importance, but also with world-class art, lively cultural celebrations, and a sizzling dining scene. In spring, D.C. comes alive. Deli- cate blooms soften its staid marble cityscape. Shining, warm days enliven its many unique outdoor spaces, such as sculpture gardens, city parks, bike paths, and the fa- mous National Mall. From March 20 to April 17 this year, one end of the Mall will host the city's much-anticipated Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival, which celebrates the dramatic blooming of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin—a 1912 gift from the people of Japan—involves an extensive schedule of performances, parties, and other festivities. photograph by Sean Pavone/Shutterstock There's hardly a city out there that will give you more bang for your weekend-getaway buck than Washington, D.C. Much more than the country's political hot spot, this diverse and animated city charms visitors, not just with iconic monu- BY KATHERINE GUSTAFSON Head to the capital to take in the cherry blossoms, cultural scene, and exquisite cuisine. D.C. Weekender April is a beautiful month to visit the nation's capital.

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