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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a lovely place to walk around and just enjoy the scenery. You see lots of monuments and just enjoy the views!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tina M
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a beautiful location in our capital. A great place for a walk or a picnic. Lots to see here with knock out views of our monuments and landscaping. I used an on and off bus for access.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GenotheViking
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just love walking here. It’s so special Perfection surroundings. Go and enjoy all for free. There for you.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank chicks211
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would think the basin would be spectacular in either spring or fall but in the late summer there isn’t a great lot of appeal. Even with the Jefferson memorial under renovation the reflection is marginal.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 12 September 2019

We rode these for 4 hours. We booked in advance (last minute of course) and this was the highlight of our trip. I booked at dcscooter.com and was able to rent 6 scooters for our whole group. They offer deliver and i think it was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank michael-worldwide
Reviewed 2 September 2019

Because it seems to be off the beaten track of the Mall's most visible highlights, the Tidal Pool path seems to be that much more quiet. But do make the effort, and you will truly appreciate the memorials to Martin Luther King, Franklin D Roosevelt...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TheAviator0765
Reviewed 1 September 2019

With a cool gentle breeze, this is a great focal point of D.C. The Tidal Basin has the MLK, FDR and Jefferson Memorial standing guard around the basin. It's beautiful, especially in the spring with the Cherry Blossoms in bloom.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bill D
Reviewed 27 August 2019

Saw this a s a drive-by at night and during the day en route elsewhere. It is really beautiful and best seen by day to really take it in and during the cherry blossom bloom - amazing.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank fluffydogs
Reviewed 26 August 2019

Went during the cherry blossoms. Could not have picked a better day. It was gorgeous. Packed full of people walking around.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank luvacationing
Reviewed 26 August 2019

We visited in early August, and got very lucky with the weather. Mild temperatures, low humidity and a nice breeze made for a very pleasant stroll around the Tidal Basin. Nearby are various memorials, which were also very interesting to visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
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29 June 2018|
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Response from Rita B | 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
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6 June 2017|
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Response from MizCharli | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lower level of Jefferson Memorial and at FDR Memorial.