5. Make sure to have a spot for everyone to ride or old enough to walk. We used two strollers & everyone had a spot to be. A wide double stroller would be hard to manage with the large crowds. My oldest definitely would get tired of walking so a riding kick board on one of our strollers was a great option. For really little ones, I would definitely pop them in the carrier if they are happy in one! While we were down there, we also took a stroll by some of our favorite DC stops: the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, & more. It definitely helps to have those strollers as we did a lot of walking!
6. There are other ways to see the cherry blossoms if you can’t make it downtown. You could take a river cruise on the Potomac or paddle boat on the Tidal Basin. Check out deal sites & websites before you plan on that option. Other favorite spots that have been recommended are: Kenwood in Maryland and Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna.