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Springtime in Washington means the explosion of white-pink clouds of cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin.
E Basin Drive NW, Ohio Drive NW, Washington DC, DC 20003
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All reviews cherry blossoms jefferson memorial beautiful walk full bloom peak bloom rent a paddle boat great place to walk beautiful sight beautiful area martin luther king potomac river national mall walk around holocaust museum white house trees blooming
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Its worth spending some time walking around the Tidal Basin to take in all the lovely scenery and magnificent memorials, the venue itself is splendid let along the sight's you can see.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 2 days ago

Starting at the Lincoln memorial you walk around the Tidal basin to see the Jefferson memorial and it is a 3 mile round trip with a lot to see both directions

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took an 8 hour tour which was great...saw a lot! The next day we had a private guide for 4 hours who walked us from our hotel to sights and helped us learn the metro. The rest of our trip we were on our...More

Thank Theve
Reviewed 4 days ago

Seems like its not being maintained. Walk from FDR memorial to Martin Luther King was wet but also muddy. Path hadnt been tidied in some time.. Noted there is not a life buoy anywehere along the walk

Thank confusedAussie
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's pretty amazing to stand and look across the basin. It's an expanse of tranquility in the middle of modern chaos.

Thank Jef N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was raining the first time so I made it there a second time in three days. It is beautiful and inspiring rain or shine!

Thank orit m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve been to the Tidal Basin several times. It is best known and most visited when the cherry trees bloom, but it is beautiful any time. The Basin is flanked by the Washington Monument on the Mall and the Jefferson Memorial on the water banks....More

Thank jackmgibbons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tidal basin is inspiring with many of the memorials along the way. It is a great scene to look down the tidal basin towards the Washington Monument. You can rent paddle boats and a great sense during cherry blossom time.

Thank RonB4610
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked around the basin visiting memorials along the way. Parts of the sidewalk are in pretty bad shape and many of the trees need to be pruned. But the views are well worth it.

Thank summerluvn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you wish it is a nice walk from The Lincoln Memorial to the Jefferson Memorial. The MLK and FDR memorials are along the pathway. Bathrooms at Lincoln, FDR and Jefferson Memorials. Parts of pathway floodedthis year due to heavy rains from hurricane Florence in...More

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lina E
29 June 2018|
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Response from RKB66534 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from aoltang | Reviewed this property |
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
Caroline C
7 June 2017|
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Response from MizCharli | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lower level of Jefferson Memorial and at FDR Memorial.