The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place in Washington, DC, this year from March 20-April 11, 2021.

The festival's history dates back to 1912, when Japan donated more than 3,000 cherry trees to the United States, which were planted in the nation's capital. The festival now spans four weeks and is comprised of more than 50 events and programs. The festival unites cultural organizations and businesses, showcasing DC as a premier springtime destination.

Washington DC vacation rental alternatives for the 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival

Home swapping lets you travel to Washington, DC on a budget

Don't let the high cost of accommodations stop you from traveling to Washington, DC this spring. Especially during popular travel times, vacation rentals in Washington, DC can be cost prohibitive. Accommodations for a week in the nation's capital during the National Cherry Blossom Festival can cost well over $1,000 in traditional vacation rentals.

But when you home swap, there's no need to break the bank on your spring getaway. Apart from the cost of the yearly membership (just $220), enjoy unlimited vacation stays all year with no additional cost. You can explore Washington, DC in the most authentic way, living like a local rather than traveling like a tourist.

HomeExchange's travel guarantees have been adapted to the COVID-19 situation, allowing you to plan your vacation with peace of mind.

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Washington DC vacation rental alternatives for the 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival

If you're hoping to visit Washington, DC this spring, here are 10 home exchanges with availability during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. These homes are in the heart of the nation's capital, allowing easy access to the city's events, attractions, restaurants, and museums.

Charming historic home in central Washington DC

Tasteful, elegant home in bustling Washington DC neighborhood

Cozy studio apartment in Southwest Waterfront of Washington DC

Comfortable apartment with rooftop terrace in walkable neighborhood

Bright, renovated solar home in northeast Washington, DC

Brick townhouse with beautiful garden in Georgetown

Spacious home in quiet residential Washington, DC neighborhood

Contemporary home with large backyard in Chevy Chase, Washington, DC

Cozy apartment with many amenities minutes from National Mall

Comfy condo with the comforts of home in the heart of Washington, DC

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How to get started with HomeExchange for your Washington, DC getaway

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The principle of home exchanging is simple: swap your home with someone else and enjoy the wonders of each other's city! HomeExchange has a points exchange system, offering even more flexibility to members and facilitating non-reciprocal exchanges. Learn more about GuestPoints here.

Signing up for HomeExchange is free, so you can start communicating with members as you organize your trip to Washington, DC. You are only required to pay the annual membership fee of $220 when you're ready to finalize your first exchange.

With the membership, whether you are a host or a guest, you can be sure that you will be supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and covered in the event of unforeseen events with our guarantees.

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