The annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., which kicked off this past weekend and runs until April 13, draws nearly 1.5 million visitors each year. And despite the chilly temperatures these past months, this year should be no different.

Tourists and locals will be making their way to the Tidal Basin, the Mall and Nationals Park during the next four weeks to soak up the pink-hued trees, historic sites and warmer weather.

In 1912, Japan gave more than 3,000 Yoshino cherry trees to the U.S. to celebrate relations between the two countries, sparking the creation one of the nation's biggest festivals.

Now, hotels and travel companies are finding over-the-top ways for visitors to enjoy the festival and to add a little luxury to their trip to the nation’s capital.