I have gone to see the parade for many years now, maybe crazy for a local but I always enjoy it. It gives me an excuse to be a local tourist with the advantage of knowing how to maneuver the crowd scene.
To watch the parade, I go behind the Smithsonian National Museum of American History because it is less crowded; there is plenty of seating, and easy access to clean restrooms (inside the museum) and lockers. Did you know there are lockers inside the museum that makes it real convenient to store your gear until you absolutely need it? This also makes it easier to get into any of the other museums because then you don't have bags for checking. There is no charge for the lockers. I use them all the time.
Because of the nice weather there were plenty of tourists and what this means is that after the parade most of them will join the many tourists already by the tidal basin seeing the Cherry Blossoms. Yes, that is where I also went which I will talk about in my next blog post.
If you have never seen the Cherry Blossom parade, you should. It is a happy time, sure the area is crowded but then remember all of them are just as eager as you to see the parade, the Cherry Blossoms, the historical monuments and the several Smithsonian museums. ALL of it is FREE of charge, basically your tax dollars at work so come and visit.
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As for me, I will keep on being the local tourist and spring time is the best time.
To all the Still Fabulous and Traveling, I wish you.......Happy Travels.