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Tidal Basin

Tidal Basin and Ohio Drive NW, Washington DC, DC 20003
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Springtime in Washington means the explosion of white-pink clouds of cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cherry blossoms” (361 reviews)
“beautiful walk” (56 reviews)
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Tidal Basin and Ohio Drive NW, Washington DC, DC 20003
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"cherry blossoms"
in 361 reviews
"jefferson memorial"
in 283 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 56 reviews
"full bloom"
in 47 reviews
"peak bloom"
in 25 reviews
"rent a paddle boat"
in 13 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful sight"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 15 reviews
"martin luther king"
in 30 reviews
"potomac river"
in 20 reviews
"national mall"
in 42 reviews
"walk around"
in 15 reviews
"holocaust museum"
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"white house"
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"trees"
in 234 reviews
"blooming"
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The Tidal Basin is a must see in my opinion and a great way to get around it is on the bikes located all around that area. We ended up here later in the day and rode all the way around to see everything. Very...More

Thank CindyMcN
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Reviewed 4 days ago

MUST SEE! take the time to see all 4 monuments - MLK, Mason, Roosevelt, Jefferson. Great day & night. Easiest access via hop on/off buses. Wear comfy shoes.

Thank ReaDavis
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tidal basin is nice. There is no handrail around it so beware with small kids. There is also a bit of trash on the surrounding paths. I wondered what would happen if someone fell in. There are ladders placed around. I supposed one would...More

Thank danamc01
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're taking a tour of the monuments, you're definitely going to pass by here. The basin is actually quite beautiful in itself, and it gives you some excellent picture backdrops!

Thank TracingTravels
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice bike ride (bikeshare) to connect the many memorials and monuments. Some paths have low hanging branches and some mud from recent flooding.

Thank Snot_Finder
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Washington DC's Tidal Basin is a body of water located just to the south of the National Mall. The Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and Martin Luther King Memorial can all be found on the shores of the Tidal Basin. There is a walking...More

Thank Karla G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It goes without saying that the area is beautiful, gorgeous, patriotic and more! If you r seeing the monuments,etc.- you cant help but being there!! It is great during the day and night! You dont need cherry blossoms to like nor see the area!

Thank apatriot73
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be a lovely walk around the Tidal Basin but rains or something caused water/dirt/garbage to overflow onto the walkway. Too bad :( You are able to walk the entire basin easily (if it weren't for the overflow) and see three very special monuments/memorials....More

Thank CruisenFamily
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where you want to be if you are in DC during cherry blossom time. As you walk on the path around the Tidal Basin you pass a number of "must see" monuments along the way. This attraction loses a point because it was...More

Thank Jayne H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Surrounded by traffic and noise this basin offers a rare peace in the heart of Washingtom. Beautiful, well kept and memorable.

Thank Keith P
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lina E
29 June 2018|
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Response from RKB66534 | Reviewed this property |
Do not know/ NA
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Kirkimer
25 March 2018|
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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
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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.
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