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Potomac Park

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Dec 9, 2018
“Cherry blossom”
Nov 18, 2018
“Great time to walk around”
A park which surrounds the Tidal Basin and includes the Vietnam, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.
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Washington DC, DC
Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

We visited the park in end of March 2018, the cherry blossom was very full bloom. Spectacular and beautiful.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mshywing
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Most of the flowers are gone and so are most of the outdoor tourists so put on comfortable shoes and walk around. See how many monuments and statues you can see. Enjoy the pond too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We walked through the park on our way to the Jefferson memorial. It is well maintained. Only problem was that there had been a heavy storm the night be before so some of the paths were flooded.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dvkremk
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I walked along the Potomac River through West Potomac Park from the Arlington Memorial Bridge to the Jefferson Memorial. The place was very peaceful in the early morning with many birds around including Canadian geese and blue jays. The path was well...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TrailTrekker15
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We were about a week early for the peak of the Cherry Blossom festival but after doing the ranger talk at the Jefferson Memorial we learned that some species of blossoms, the weeping cherries, were in bloom. There were found along the Potomac River in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dmbakerphd
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Potomac park is peaceful spot in the busy Washington city. Potomac river is flowing side of the park. golf course, tennis court and other facilities are there in East Potomac park.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank balasubramanian16847
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

We ended up here by chance because the only place we could find to park our car (after looking for 30 minutes plus) was right next to this park. It is very nice, with plenty of grassy room to stretch out and relax a little....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Another peaceful spot in DC. Walk beside the water and stop by the various monuments. Wish we would have done the paddle boats but there is always next time.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Tannermash
Reviewed April 6, 2017

This is lovely by the lake with the beautiful blooming cherry blossoms, worth a visit if you can get here,

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Neetsnewts
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Potomac Park is a long green stretch of riverside park along the National Mall. The Park is divided into two area; West Potomac Park starts from the area near Lincoln Memorials to the Tidal Basin, and the East Potomac Park covers the whole Hains Point...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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