2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival comes to an end

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival officially ended Sunday.

But even though this was the final weekend to see the blossoms in peak bloom until next year, spring breakers and tourists still have a day or two to see the trees in all their glory.

The massive crowd of visitors flocked to the Tidal Basin on the last day of the Cherry Blossom Festival.

"Nice weather, beautiful blossoms, it's great," a visitor said.

But first, visitors had to fight the thick traffic and crowds to get down to the Tidal Basin.

"It's a little bit crazy walking from the Metro. Once we got over here it's good, " another visitor said.

But one glance at the Cherry blossoms melted the frustration away.

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For at least one couple, it turned into a tradition.

"We are going to be here every year this is going to be an annual thing . First time and many more," visitors said.

"It's just beautiful. We're from Wisconsin and there's still snow in Wisconsin, a little bit and it's perfect," a visitor from Wisconsin said.

"We flew standby we weren't sure if we'd get here and we did and we came for the perfect weekend."

Finally, no snow in Washington but just the flutter of Cherry Blossom petals showering the Nation's Capital.

More than one and a half million people visit Washington, D.C. each year to see the cherry blossoms.

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