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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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With all of the memorials and monuments around this area makes it a must visit. Had a great tour guide to tell us the history of this location

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

With all of the memorials and monuments around this area makes it a must visit. Had a great tour guide to tell us the history of this location

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The best time to visit is when the cherry blossoms are blooming but this area is beautiful even without but it does get very crowded when the blossoms are in full bloom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

After walking around in very hot summer weather, an hour out on the Tidal Basin in a paddle boat is perfect. You get an up close great view of the Jefferson Memorial on one side and see the Washington Monument on the other. We went just 75 minutes before they closed, but we were helped immediately. Very fast and efficient.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The Tidal Basin is beautiful. It's a perfect spot for photographs. It's a must see, especially because it is in the middle of the Jefferson Memorial, George Mason Memorial, MLK Jr Memorial, and FDR Memorial. Stop by and enjoy it!

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The monuments and tidal basin are best enjoyed at night. They're beautifully lit up and the views are spectacular. Plus, the crowds are smaller and it's cooler.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place for pictures, especially with the ducks and geese! Perfect to walk around and paddle boats are available. Make sure to see it at night!

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Orange Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I gave this 5 stars because I think the tidal basin gets a bad rap. So many people complain that "it is too far to walk" from the main part of the mall. It is not that far, and ere are some great monuments to be seen. Our solution? Rent bikes and see them all in one day. Our bikes... More 

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Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Definitely a sight to see during cherry blossom season. We went multiple times during the day and at sunset and its was just beautiful!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The amazing Jefferson Memorial looks down across the Tidal Basin, and provides inspiration for the surroundings. You can take put a pedal boat, watch the ducks or just relax and enjoy nature as Washington throbs around you. It's a great place!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Visit tidal basin during the cherry blossom season and you are guaranteed to be impressed. Really enjoyed my sunday there.

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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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