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Your Ultimate App Guide: Cherry Blossom Season

It’s official! Peak bloom has begun. Over the past weekend and throughout the week, an estimated 1.5 million people will head to see the National Mall in our nation’s capitol to get a sight of the beautiful cherry blossoms. With this celebration of nature in full swing, here a few apps that can make navigating the season easier.

Parkwhiz:Never worry about parking again. No longer do you have to drive around a parking garage hunting for a spot. With this app, you can pay and reserve a parking spot in your desired location before you arrive which is a plus given the crowds that the National Cherry Blossom festival and the other events attracts between now and April 17.

Foursquare:Need a food break after seeing the blossoms? Find the best restaurants, shops, and cafes based on your exact location. The app customizes its results based on your preferences and past picks which is awesome if you are just in town visiting!

Snapseed:Not that you need a filter given the beauty of the cherry blossoms, but if you had to pick an app- use this one. Users can easily retouch, edit, enhance, crop, rotate, and set a film on Snapseed which will leave people thinking a professional photographer took your pictures.

iTrans DC Metro:If you’re using the metro, this app will be incredibly useful. With a touch of a button, you can see live train schedules and departure times. Also, iTrans gives you the fastest route to your destination via step-by-step directions. Users can even customize their service notifications by line and commute time.

DC Cherry Picker: Can’t head to the tidal basin in time to see the cherry blossoms in peak bloom? No worries. Get this app to locate cherry blossoms in the city beyond the National Mall. Great for those who want the perfect selfie without the hassle of crowds near the Tidal Basin.

Needless to say, you’ll want to use your mobile phone to get the most out of cherry blossom season!