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Address: Tidal Basin and Ohio Drive NW, Washington DC, DC 20003
Phone Number: 202-484-0206
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Description: Springtime in Washington means the explosion of white-pink clouds of...
Springtime in Washington means the explosion of white-pink clouds of cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin.
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This was a fun way to see the Jefferson Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Super view of the Washington Monument!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was a fun way to see the Jefferson Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Super view of the Washington Monument!

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Moose, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is the center of attention, come in the early spring before it gets muggy and enjoy the blossoms and the nice walk, thete is always something going on and plenty of other museums close.

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Kilsyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Wow, I really loved the tidal basin. Again, like most of my reviews on DC, the weather was an absolute winner so the review maybe slightly biased! It's a good walk round with plenty to see on the way. You get a great view of planes taking off from the airport behind the monument too. Toilets and food/drink available on... More 

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K-W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

It's particularly nice to walk around there at night when it's clear out and the temperature is right. I enjoy it when there aren't any crowds and you really can savor the view of the attractions surrounding the Tidal Basin. You can even clearly smell the cherry blossoms during the week or two before the annual festival starts.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This is where I got engaged a few years ago. It is a great place to walk. There are park benches all around the water so you can just sit and look at the monuments.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

A Washington have to see. Especially during Cherry blossom season. Hard to find a more beautiful sight.

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Barrington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice spot to just walk. Not as many tourists and if you catch it in the spring when the cherry blossoms are blooming it's absolutely fantastic.

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Lahore, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It was a nice walk around the basin. I started at MLK memorial and walked to Thomas Jefferson Memorial (with stopping on way at FDR Memorial). it was hot day of July but breeze was blowing and i enjoyed my walk. DC has so many things so close to each other. It was a very hectic and long day to... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The tidal basin is beautiful and surrounded by a number of historic monuments. The pedal boats only cost $15 for a 2 person boat for an hour or $24 for a 4 person one. The staff were very friendly and fairly relaxed about the hour time. It is a lovely way to cool down and see the sights. We peddled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Beautiful lake best viewed from the opposite side of the Jefferson Memorial which straddles the lake. With the cherry blossoms in bloom (March-April depending on weather) you'll have some of the most dramatic pictures to be had in DC at this location.

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Address: Address: Tidal Basin and Ohio Drive NW, Washington DC, DC 20003
Phone Number: 202-484-0206
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC

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