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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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The architects of this city were artist. I am proud of L'enfant and Banneker for what they did here. During the Cherry Blossom Festival there is not much of a more beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The architects of this city were artist. I am proud of L'enfant and Banneker for what they did here. During the Cherry Blossom Festival there is not much of a more beautiful sight to behold! Of course, the Potomac is hideously ugly and dirty, but if you don't look to closely, it's absolute magic! The Jefferson Memorial on the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every year my brother, mother and self rise very early, before the city really awakens. We meet at the tidal basin just after dawn and watch the light increase over the cherry trees. It is very special. Parking is zero problem. We leave when the city begins to hum and enjoy a great breakfast together

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was part of our "grand mall" walking tour. The place is nice, you can relax there and get some quite time We visited in a hot day so it was not so great Don't forget to take the small self operated boat...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its a must anytime you get to go to Washington D.C. A nice place to jog early in the morning. A nice place to stroll during the day. Lots to see all along. Som,e people have their lunch out here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Tidal Basin refers is a partially man made reservoir separating The Mall and the Potomac River in Washington D.C. This is a quiet area compared to the busy and crowded Mall and nice place for a walk or bike ride along the water in the nations capital. I really enjoyed my 90 minute walk around the Tidal Basin this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Tidal Basin in DC receives many accolades during the Cherry Blossom season, and for great reasons: the Basin is lined with these beautiful trees. However, the walkways around the Basin need a lot more attention, as they are decrepit in some areas, too narrow in others, and almost pure dirt in others. This means when tides rise, it can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have half an hour to spare and the weather is good then have a walk round. It is a lovely spot and well looked after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful views and nice and quiet. It must be so beautiful when The Cherry Tress Blossoms. We visited in July and it's still awesome but when the trees are in flower it must be breathtaking. A good long walk to blow away the cobwebs and take some good photos. Highly Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walking around the Tidal Basin is a great outdoor activity in good weather. Not only do you see the lovely cherry blossom trees surrounding the water (in bloom or not), you get the Jefferson Memorial, MLK, Jr Memorial, FDR Memorial, Korean War Memorial and a peaceful, somewhat secluded pathway. Then, you can easily head toward the Lincoln Memorial and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views of the cherry blossom festival, can get crowded. Be aware of where you park, DC police will give tickets. Amazing views along the basin.

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