It is cherry blossom time! One of the more poorly kept secrets about Bethesda is that we have some neighborhoods with really great cherry blossoms. You don't have to drive to DC and brave the crowds around the Tidal Basin, instead you can skip the drive and brave the crowds right here.
Yesterday I went to the Kenwood neighborhood to walk around. There were numerous people out walking and more than a few cars traffic wasn't bad. Of course, it was a Friday afternoon. This weekend I expect it to be much more crowded. If you want to walk, don't plan on driving into the neighborhood and parking, many of the roads have temporary parking restrictions. I parked up near the Bethesda Pool (not to be confused with the Pool of Bethesda) on Little Falls Parkway and walked down the Capital Crescent Trail to Kenwood.
This is peak of the blossoms and this weekend will be a great time to see them. Saturday will be partly cloudy with a high of 52. Sunday will be colder with a high of 42 and wind.