Washington DC is a top destination for spring break, and for many families the spring school break coincides with the two weeks of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The Festival commemorates the gift of thousands of cherry trees given to Washington by the city of Tokyo starting in the spring of 1912. The Festival has grown into a city-wide celebration with hundreds of special events and cultural performances. About.com's Guide for Washington DC has details about National Cherry Blossom Festival events, and photos too. Fun things to do include special bike ride tours and free walking tours with a Park Ranger.