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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 #32 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Really nice to walk around when the Cherry Blossom Trees are Blooming! I had the chance to go and see the famous Cherry Trees in blossom while in DC in 2008 ... definitely a piece of Americana not worth missing if you are in DC at the right time!

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

After hours in the Holocaust Museum it was refreshing to be out in the fresh air and sunshine, a condition that didn't exist on our last DC visit and was destined to disappear again soon, succumbing to an arctic freeze. But for the next couple of hours we enjoyed the crisp autumn air and beautiful foliage, reflected in the water... More 

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Go during Cherry Blossom time and it is a beautiful experience...All the monuments around the tidal basin are awesome. take your time and enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Not sure what else you can do here other than walk or jog. But you do pass some great monuments - Jefferson, Roosevelt and Mason. Can see the Japanese cherry blossoms as well. Not sure this is much of an attraction, but since Tripadvisor says so ...

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Fun to see. Would love to go for a boat ride on it. We walked from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to the Jefferson Memorial, and then all the way around it. About 1.3 or so miles.

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