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Tidal Basin

Address: Tidal Basin and Ohio Drive NW, Washington DC, DC 20003
Phone Number: 202-484-0206
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Ranked #31 of 242 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Owner description: Springtime in Washington means the explosion of white-pink clouds of cherry blossoms around the...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Owner description: Springtime in Washington means the explosion of white-pink clouds of cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you're lucky enough to live in the DC area as I did, you sometimes take for granted this beautiful gem. No bad views from any side of the basin! Nothing prettier than the Basin during Cherry Blossom time. Mind blowing pink blossoms everywhere surrounded by monuments, museums, walking and biking paths. A sight I will always miss in the... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Lots of beautiful views around the tidal basin even in the winter. There are paddle boats in the spring and summer.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had an errand to run in Washington DC and decided to visit the Tidal Basin in January on the way back. It was cold but pretty with the snow. I was one of only 2 or 3 people out on this cold day. With more snow it would be even nicer. In 3 months this place will be mobbed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The tidal basin is one of the most beautiful spots in DC. Especially so at sundown or the cherry blossom festival. It is a must do whenever you're in DC.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We had a week in Washington DC in early April. When we arrived there was not much cherry blossom in bloom. However, we were so lucky, the weather warmed up and by Friday the blossom was in peak bloom - absolutely lovely. The walk around the Tidal Basin was spectacular - lots of lovely photos! We took our time and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This area is beautiful during the cherry blossom festival, which is usually in March/April. I recommend a few hours just to walk around the basin and enjoy the festivities. If you're coming from the edges of D.C., prepare for a long and crowded travel time in the Metro on weekends.

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Mississauga, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

truly beautiful. the cherry blossoms bring the basin to life. A great way to spend the day, it's a long walk around but so worth it. To be honest you don't even realize the time. There is a monument along the way to enjoy. A must do.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovely walk lasting about 2 hours taking in the Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial etc. Lovely walk which must be stunning when cheery blossoms are out

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Abingdon, Maryland
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a man-made body of water next to the Potomac River in D.C. While people say it is beautiful during cherry blossom time (March or April), I think it is always lovely. You can take a walk around it. As you do you can find many interesting sites--Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, as well as the FDR... More 

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McClure, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Nice stroll and beautiful views in the fall. You can see the national landmarks at a distance. We saw lots of planes landing at Reagan Airport which was very neat to see. If you kids like airplanes, great place to have lunch in DC and watch the planes landing.

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