Constitution Avenue is one of the most bustling corridors in the nation’s capital. Throughout the year, visitors flock to the avenue to see some of the country’s most iconic buildings, while locals make use of its open space no matter the season. The changing seasons provide unique opportunities to see the many sides of Washington, D.C. Whether you’ve booked a holiday studio rental in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Independence Day or if you grabbed a short-stay apartment over winter break, Constitution Avenue should be at the top of your itinerary.
Here are some of the don’t-miss D.C. sights you can catch each season along Constitution Avenue.
Spring — Washington, D.C.’s cherry blossom trees are among the biggest tourist attractions each spring, and Constitution Avenue has its own parade to celebrate the blooms. The annual Cherry Blossom Festival Parade each April features floats, marching bands, celebrity entertainers and more, stretching for 10 blocks along Constitution Avenue. Catch the parade and then head out to see the cherry blossoms for a picture-perfect spring day.
Summer — What better place to mark Independence Day than the nation’s capital? Every July 4th holiday, Constitution Avenue is filled with red, white, and blue for the parade that takes over a 1-mile stretch. Performers, politicians and patriots from around the country flock to celebrate America’s past, present and future with pomp and pageantry.
Fall — Constitution Gardens, at Constitution Avenue and 20th Street, offers one of the best vantage points to take in autumn leaves in D.C. The park is situated between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, and is home to thousands of trees of varying stripes and shades, scattered across 50 acres. With walking trails, a lake and monuments to the Declaration of Independence signers, you can enjoy the beauty of the capital while also learning some history.
Winter — If you’re looking for holiday lights in D.C., the National Gallery, at Constitution Avenue and Sixth Street, is a must-see. The gallery’s Multiverse is a 200-foot tunnel illuminated in more than 40,000 LED lights. In place for nearly a decade, Multiverse can be seen year-round but is especially popular at the holidays, providing a perfect backdrop for photos. After catching Multiverse, head a few blocks off Constitution Avenue for the towering holiday tree at the White House to complete your holiday tour.
There’s a multitude of attractions near holiday studio rentals in Washington, D.C. No matter the interest you’re looking to satisfy, our nation’s capital has something for everyone!