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Nice place to stroll around while looking at the memorials. Is very open to the elements so expect lots of wind if it is a blustery day! Path needs maintaining in a few areas and water seems to pool on the path so be careful...More
The cherry trees have grown up, but this has caused some erosion of the dirt down onto the concrete path. It can be muddy. Also, watch out for the branches, and bike riders.
It's cool to start from the MLK Memorial, then counterclockwise, past the...More
We visited this in the Autumn, and the trees in splendid orange and red looked incredible reflected over the early morning water. Not a ripple in sight - stunning photos. Would look wicked in the Spring!
It is beautiful by day as well as buy night. It was my first time visiting by night and I was by myself but I did not feel scare to walk around. It seams that there were a lot of tourist everywhere near by. I...More
This is a partially man made reservoir. You can walk the path on the west side from the MLK, to the FDR, to the Jefferson Memorial. Some of the path was muddy from soil washed from the hill down into the waters. Also, there is...More
There are plenty of space for parking. Yet during the weekend will always be difficult especially now spring, especially the cherry blossom festival is here in addition to alot of joggers and runners also. But the scenery... More
There are plenty of space for parking. Yet during the weekend will always be difficult especially now spring, especially the cherry blossom festival is here in addition to alot of joggers and runners also. But the scenery is beautiful and peaceful. It may be worth getting a parking space and enjoy the day.
Hi-we will be visiting Washington from March 27-April 2 for the Cherry Blossom Festival. I know that the flowers are mainly concentrated around the Tidal basin but are there food vendors, exhibits, potties, set up there also for visitors? Also any must see and do's for the festival. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks
January 20, 2013|
Check out website mentioned as get closer. There food area. Not too expensive or bad. Not sure about must sees. There are concerts all over and other events.
Walking the mall (7 Replies)
How long, approximately, to walk from Washington Monument around the Tidal Basin, to Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, back to Washington Monument?
June 08, 2005|
Depending on if you are just walking, or if you actually want to stop a bit at each site it could be anywhere from an hour to 4 hours. From the Washington to the WWII is just a hop, skip, and a jump. Just beyond the WWII Memorial is the Viet Nam, And just beyond that is the Lincoln. All of those are relatively close. Even though most people consider the WWII Memorial a design monstrocity, it is worth seeing if only to recognise the sacrifices our soldiers made during the war. Really...More
Current Condition on the Cherry Blossoms? (15 Replies)
I know this question may be annoying and no one can control the mother nature. So I won't hold anyone against it, but some insights from the locals will be really helpful for me. I hope some locals can let me know what are the current conditions of the cherry blossoms as of today? Is it blooming by a lot already around Tidal Basin area? I see that next week there will be some rain coming into the area. I've planned to visit DC between March 31- April 2. However, with the bloom...More
March 18, 2012|
Given how quickly they bloomed and how warm it is, I'd be shocked if there were still many blooms by March 31. I'd guess that March 25 will still be the tail end of peak bloom, but one bad storm could have them off the trees even by then. Sorry it hasn't worked out for you this year, but the good news is they bloom every year.