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“Such a beautiful place to stroll” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tidal Basin

Tidal Basin
Tidal Basin and Ohio Drive NW, Washington DC, DC 20003
202-484-0206
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Ranked #32 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
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Owner description: Springtime in Washington means the explosion of white-pink clouds of cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Such a beautiful place to stroll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

After many trips to DC and missing the Jefferson each time, in March our goal was to get to this memorial!

We had a beautiful walk all along the Tidal Basin. Although we were a bit too early for the cherry blossoms, we had seen them the previous year so this time used our imagination.

You can rent small boats--pedal craft--on the water, but we preferred the walk. It is an easy stroll and so worthwhile to see the Jefferson. Don't wait for several trips to get there!

Visited March 2013
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“Enjoyed walking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We really enjoyed walking around the Basin seeing the memorials. We went there twice - during the day and at night. It is just beautiful. Everything was clean and well managed. We were a party of 7 and we all enjoyed it. A nice thing to do on a beautiful night in DC. Don't miss it.

Visited September 2013
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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“Scenery paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A partially man-made reservoir between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel, I enjoyed walking around it. Highly recommended. Beautiful scenery.

Visited May 2013
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mt pleasant, wi
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“nice walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I love DC because it is walker's paradise even though it was an unusually cold March (too cold for the cherry blossoms to bloom).

Visited March 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“A nice walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Walked all the way around the Tidal Basin while visiting DC and all of the memorials. The basin is much bigger than I expected which lead to a tiring but still enjoyable walk. Probably would have been nicer on a bike.

Visited August 2013
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