The best of the Best of Nature in DC is not the Japanese flowering Cherry trees at the Tidal Basin. For one thing, the Cherry blossoms are best seen against a blue sky. We lived in DC for 20 years, and only saw the Cherry blossoms against a blue sky 4 times. Clouds are white. Most of the Cherry blossoms are white. White on white does not impress. The #1 display of nature in DC is Azalea (and Rhododendron) season, roughly the middle of May. Small plantings of Azaleas are all over the place in downtown DC, but the best display are found in a number of specialized Azalea gardens: the National Arboretum; McCrillis Garden in Montgomery County, MD; the Montgomery Co. garden in northern Silver Spring; the grounds of a private school in the Montgomery County, MD, suburbs.
The Azaleas are the best of the best. For the rest of DC Nature, in no particular order:
See the sights of Scottsdale on a Segway i2 Personal Transporter with the “Old Town Exploration Tour.” Roll with us into the historic Old Town Scottsdale District and glide your way through Scottsdale’s most renowned Downtown area. Experience everything from the preserved rustic traditions to the unique art scene and outdoor sculptures.