We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Tidal Basin and Ohio Drive NW, Washington DC, DC 20003
Phone Number: 202-484-0206
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 439 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 269
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Cherry Blossoms and Spring at their best!!

We were fortunate enough to catch the cherry blossoms in their late bloom at the Tidal Basin. The blossoms were blowing in the wind and the ground was white. While this event... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Paul M
,
Chicago, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

439 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate enough to catch the cherry blossoms in their late bloom at the Tidal Basin. The blossoms were blowing in the wind and the ground was white. While this event occurs each year, you have to time your trip well to catch it. By the time we left DC 3 days later they were all gone. Plan well... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Spokane, Washington
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
77 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I like the views along the walkway, especially if the cherry trees are in bloom. I fine morning and evening my favorite times of day especial at sunrise or sunset

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somerset, New Jersey
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
82 attraction reviews
383 helpful votes 383 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place to be when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom ! Security helicopters above making constant rounds, airplanes flying low as they are about to land giving the passengers a superb aerial view, the cherry blossoms encircling the Basin, bright blue paddle boats in the water, and the hundreds of petals and the pretty birds floating... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Flagstaff, Arizona
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This area is so beautiful! Great place to walk and/or enjoy a paddle boat ride. Jefferson Memorial is here and the tidal basin is surounded by cherry trees. Especially beautiful during the cherry blossom time. :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
41 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Cherry blossom time in DC and what a display. Mother nature at its finest and so much to see and enjoy. I took picture after picture from all sorts of angles and loved it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
576 reviews 576 reviews
327 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I happened to be in DC in April and had to see the Cherry Blossoms - They are fantastic! The best cherry trees are between the Martin Luther King memorial and the Jefferson Monument. They are the largest, oldest and have the best character. I arrived a bout 4 days after "Peak" but it was still pretty amazing. I would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
44 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Like everyone else, I went to the Tidal Basin when the cherry blossoms were at peak. I arrived at 6:30 am on the Saturday morning of peak bloom, had my husband drop me off at the intersection of Maine Ave SW and Raoul Wallenburg Pl SW (right near the paddle boats). This was a great location to start from to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
58 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

During the peak cherry blossom season, the Tidal Basin area where the cherry blossoms are located becomes extremely crowded and congested with foot traffic and cars. Nevertheless, it is worth a visit when touring DC in April. They have the Cherry Blossom parade on the Saturday of the peak season. We went late Fri. afternoon hoping to avoid the rush... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The tidal basin during the cherry blossom peak bloom weekend has to be my favorite area during my Washington D.C. adventure. It was absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful! It is a lot of walking to cover the entire tidal basin, but it is most definitely worth it. I started around the Washington Monument, walking to the Jefferson Memorial and then over to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Caroga Lake, New York
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I visited the Tidal Basin during the week prior to peak bloom in hopes that there would be less traffic & people so I could take it all in...considering I didn't visit over the weekend I could not tell you if it was better but it was "doable" and relaxing....I enjoyed the walk around the basin, not only the Cherry... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Tidal Basin also viewed

 

Been to Tidal Basin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tidal Basin and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Tidal Basin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?