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Spring is coming and that means warm weather, which means the desire to go on vacation greatly increases. Many kids get a week of vacation during springtime (unless you've been subjected to this year's New England Nor'easter), so families will often pick it as a time to take a trip.

If you're currently planning a trip this spring, you know there are just so many options from which to choose, but here are five ideas to start off.

Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington, DC

Held yearly in Washington, DC, the festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo, Japan, and honors the relationship between the United States and Japan. After initially receiving a batch of diseased trees, new ones were sent and then-First Lady Helen Taft planted one of the first trees. The festival has been held every year since then, except during World War II.

The festival expanded to five weeks last year, giving visitors plenty of time to get involved with events happening during it, including the popular parade and Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival. And of course, the actual blooming of the trees themselves.

Visit the official website to learn more about all of the events happening during the Cherry Blossom Festival, including the major Signature Events.