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Springtime in Washington means the explosion of white-pink clouds of cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin.
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E Basin Drive NW, Ohio Drive NW, Washington DC, DC 20003
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if your up to it a walk around the tidal basin you can see the jefferson fdr and mlk jr memorials . in good weather its a pleasant walk time to reflect and decompress

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank retirednold
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Travelnikk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tidal Basin was fairly colorless in November. I remember the cool cherry flowers from spring a few years ago. However, the Basin is surrounded by valuable buildings.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank heikkih722
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank O6378WFannag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Whitney S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tidal basin offers a bit of quiet and solace from the hustle and bustle of the National Mall and the Capitol. It offers the opportunity to relax and get some interspective.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank markltennis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reflections from several monuments and memorials can be seen in this basin plus the trees that line the paths were in full foliage for fall. Very clean and safe.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BRBE001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monuments around the basin are fantastic, so much to see. A lot of walking, but so worth it, If you love this country it is a must!!

Date of experience: December 2017
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mojimon
29 June 2018|
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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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