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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” (340 reviews)
“beautiful walk” (49 reviews)
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Tidal Basin and Ohio Drive NW, Washington DC, DC 20003
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"cherry blossoms"
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"jefferson memorial"
in 267 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 49 reviews
"full bloom"
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"peak bloom"
in 23 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful sight"
in 12 reviews
"martin luther king"
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"potomac river"
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"national mall"
in 42 reviews
"walk around"
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"holocaust museum"
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"white house"
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"trees"
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"paddle"
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Reviewed yesterday

best place to go during cherry blossom season, though it does get extremely crowded so beware there will be a lot of people

Thank Brooke K
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Reviewed yesterday

There are stunning views of the monuments and nature from every angle of the tidal basin. If you are taking a tour, stop on a bridge and get a pic of the Jefferson and Washington Memorials in the background

Thank mrdeanm1
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a glorious place for a stroll, especially during Cherry Blossom season. You will have wonderful views of the city and its monuments.

Thank funnywriter
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We got the last licks look at the cherry blossems from a boat in the Tidal Basin . very pretty . great boat views

Thank Eddie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a walk to all the Memorials around the Basin or get a paddle boat or just have a nice day of fishing. Really enjoy walks around the Basin.

Thank matthewnorris234
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can imagine this is even more beautiful when the cherry blossoms are in bloom but it was still beautiful without. You walk along and watch the paddle boats. You can walk from the MLK JR. all the way to the Jefferson Memorial. Watch your...More

Thank Hazel W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolutely beautiful walk along the basin that incorporates the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, the Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial & the Thomas Jefferson Memorial!Definitely worth the 30/40 minutes it takes to walk round.

Thank Lyndsey B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see area during the Cherry blossom time. It was beyond amazing. But you need to be watching close the blooming since every year is different.

Thank welovejetlag
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see area during the Cherry blossom time. It was beyond beautiful. There are many activities such as boats and paths for biking and walking

Thank Gail V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice area especially in the spring when all the cherry blossom is in full bloom. It is larger than you think so, due to a lack of time, we did not walk the full circuit. There is a nice view of the...More

Thank Hevsy
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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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Robin R
22 March 2016|
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Response from OldRoyalGirl | Reviewed this property |
I've never been there by "driving". But, if you walk the National Mall, I'll give you my steps: First, get your hands on a map of The Mall. Print a page from online if you want to be prepared ahead of time and then grab... More
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