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Address: Tidal Basin and Ohio Drive NW, Washington DC, DC 20003
Phone Number: 202-484-0206
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Springtime in Washington means the explosion of white-pink clouds of cherry...

Springtime in Washington means the explosion of white-pink clouds of cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin.

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Great place for a scenic walk or run

The tidal basin is a great area to talk a peaceful walk or run. Several great monuments are nearby and worth a visit. Make sure you fond time to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tidal basin is a great area to talk a peaceful walk or run. Several great monuments are nearby and worth a visit. Make sure you fond time to visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I absolutely love the Tidal Basin. Everyone walks the National Mall and forgets the Basin and the Jefferson are within walking distance. Obviously it has traffic for the Cherry Blossoms blooming, but all other times of the year it's calm and peaceful in a busy city.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lived in the D.C. area for many years but never went to the Cherry Blossom festivities until last year. It was well worth seeing the parade but when we went to the Tidal Basin I remembered why I never went because the crowds were overwhelming. If you don't mind the crowds during cherry blossom time, it's great, but it's especially... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have paddle boat rentals but it was closed when I was here. It's a pretty good walk around from the central part of the mall to the Jefferson Memorial but definitely worth it.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are fortunate enough to travel to Washington, DC in the spring time you must visit the tidal basin and see the Cherry Blossoms in full bloom. It is absolutely spectacular. The warm summer air, the smell of the flowers makes you truly feel alive. Highly recommended.

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose this spot for it's beautiful surroundings for engagement photos! Lots of great shots to be had here! If you've never seen the cherry blossoms, you must go see. At times it's quite crowded even during the week but it's still a sight to see.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has the Jefferson Memorial nestled at one corner; it also has boating facilities at one end and before that it has a Cherry Blossom area which is beautiful in its time. The jets from Reagan fly overhead at frequent intervals, but it still seems pretty serene.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very pleasant walk with great views of the Washington Memorial towering over the trees in the background. Of course it is incredible when the cherry blossoms bloom, but it is also a mad house. What I find best is that I will walk a ways and just enjoy the walk under the trees and the views over the basin... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited the Jefferson Memorial the Tidal Basin was a beautiful backdrop. Then as we went for our next destinations (MLK JR Memorial, The FDR Memorial, and George Mason Memorial) the Tidal Basin was there in the backdrop was well, making for wonderful photo opportunities. There were ducks playing and eating and jut living life there in the partially... More 

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Basking Ridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a lovely lovely location -- the obvious time is during the blossoming of the Cherry trees - and that can't be beat (as long as you go very early to avoid the crowds). But every season is good for this walk - the Jefferson Monument is magical and the whole area is so very peaceful. And then there... More 

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