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“Ok.Nice views” 3 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.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Ok.Nice views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Basically walk around this to get to the Jefferson Memorial. Can go paddle boating which we did not try.A nice relaxing walk unless a hot and humid day.

Visited July 2013
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“Try to go for the Cherry Blossom”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We were lucky enough to be here at the same time the Cherry Blossom flowered, what a beautiful sight. The Tidal Basin is such a beautiful place to see so many of the wonderful Washington monuments.

Visited April 2013
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Cumberland, Kentucky
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“Beautiful on a sunny day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

For $12 it is worth trying the paddle boats to actually travel around the basin itself, Your legs and butt will be numb but it was well worth it

Visited September 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

A truly amazing view of an amazing city. A handful of monuments and memorials are seen from the basin and the magnificent Washington monument towers above you. I truly hope to return when the cherry blossoms bloom to get a real sense of the beauty at its finest.

Visited November 2012
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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“Very nice day or night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We circled the basin on foot with DC By Foot walk tours during the day and by rental bicycle by night. Viewing the Jefferson Memorial or MLKJr. Memorial across the water depending where you're standing is incredible. Lined with the famous cherry trees, it must be breathtaking when they're in bloom for that 10 day span each year. We saw ducks, geese, and a heron too. No swimming though! There's a big fine if you do!!! ;)

Visited September 2013
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