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Tidal Basin

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Address: 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...

Springtime in Washington means the explosion of white-pink clouds of cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin.

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Beautiful Area

This is a beautiful area to visit. We went both during the day and at night. I enjoyed the night time because of the reflections in the water.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Larry M
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Dewey, Arizona
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Dewey, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful area to visit. We went both during the day and at night. I enjoyed the night time because of the reflections in the water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tidal Basin is a beautiful place to visit when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. Even with all of the crowds, it is an amazing sight!

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there in January 2017, the first day the basin was flooded from heavy rains, the next day was 60 degrees and we could walk around the path. Someday I will make it here when the cherry blossom trees are in bloom.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

most any season, it is fun to walk around the basin...when it is summer, it can be quite hot; the trees don't offer alot of shade...but you can feel the mist off of the water; you can duck into the Jefferson Memorial, etc...it is fun to do the paddle boats, too! Don't miss Cherry Blossom time! Even with the crowds... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though the trees were bare since I visited in winter, the Tidal Basin still made a great and scenic walk as I explored the monuments/memorials in the area. Started my trek around the basin at the MLK memorial and finished at the Jefferson Monument. Overall very enjoyable.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very scenic especially during the Cherry Blossom Festival. A beautiful walk to the Jefferson Memorial.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waterside walk is a great way to avoid the tourist crowds and a wonderful way to connect between the Jefferson, Roosevelt and MLK memorials.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good place to go for a walk, where it is usually less crowded than on the mall. There are also good views from various points to some of the DC monuments and landmarks. Worth a stop if near the area here.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

With an amazing weather, this is a great place to take a walk and check out the scenery almost any time of the year. In fact, if you are good with cold weather, it's definitely quite a view during snowing days.

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Elkridge, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We took a walk just after the cherry blossoms had finished, luckily there was still a pink tree or two but it was a beautiful walk. We stopped at all the memorials along the way and it must have taken us 3/4 hours... longer than expected but well worth it.

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