One of my favorites is the Jefferson Memorial. We have never rented one of the paddle boats but I remember how we used to sit on those steps and listen to one of the military bands perform. We haven't done that in years and I'm wondering if they still do because I would surely love to hear them again.
The last time we came to see the Cherry Blossoms bloom was a couple of years' ago. We got up early in the morning and arrived at 6.00 a.m. and it was still hard to find a parking spot. We had thought to get up at 4.30 a.m. this time but surprise, surprise, just couldn't do it and decided to go later on in the day. This time we arrived via the Metro at the Smithsonian stop and walked down.