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Tidal Basin

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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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Nice but not necessary

There isn't much to the Tidal Basin, but it is a pretty view. It would be great for running or walking. Swan boat & paddle boat rentals are there and there is limited free parking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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The Woodlands, Texas
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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There isn't much to the Tidal Basin, but it is a pretty view. It would be great for running or walking. Swan boat & paddle boat rentals are there and there is limited free parking on the south end. The other side has the Thomas Jefferson Memorial (with a metro bus stop).

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tidal Basic is a beautiful area and very well maintained. It's only accentuated by the beautiful memorials around it.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place to see a lot of Washington in a glance. A walk around the tidal basin will be close to the Martin Luther King memorial, right next to the Roosevelt memorial, right on the Jefferson and Mason Memorials, near the Holocaust Museum, close to the Washington memorial, close to the Mall and Smithsonian museums and the National Museum of... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Most of the year this is a quiet place, good for relaxing during a DC memorial trek. Also, a good place for photos. This is especially true, though little less relaxing during Cherry Blossom time, when all the gorgeous trees are in bloom and the place is packed with visitors.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tidal Basin is always a wonderful place to visit. The best place to see it is from the Jefferson Memorial. You can even rent a paddle boat to go out on the basin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a must to visit the cherry blossoms during the Festival. It is always very crowded, unfortunately, but it is worth the effort. It is beautiful.

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Enterprise, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Mall and the major monuments can be crowded most of the day making photo options limited. The Tidal Basin is picturesque and spread out with smaller monuments and wandering trails. Many locations are ideal for photos. The steps of the Jefferson Memorial are one of my favorite locations.

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful memorials and monuments, Japanese cherry trees, and park benches for rest and reflection make this an ideal place to take a break while visiting DC.

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to walk around, take pics, get a different perspective of the area. Can rent paddle boats and would be extra pretty during the blossoming of the cherry trees

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tidal basin is amazing because of its origins and history, but more importantly because of how it has been utilised into the Memorials of Washington. I would love to visit when the blossoms are out.

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