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Potomac Park

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Neighbourhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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Address: Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: +1 202-554-3850
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A park which surrounds the Tidal Basin and includes the Vietnam, Lincoln...

A park which surrounds the Tidal Basin and includes the Vietnam, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.

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Lovely peaceful walk with views

We walked a lot in DC and had a lovely walk around the park as part of taking in the sights. We could see the beauty of the cherry blossoms, but it must be gorgeous when they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked a lot in DC and had a lovely walk around the park as part of taking in the sights. We could see the beauty of the cherry blossoms, but it must be gorgeous when they bloom. So many great photo opportunities of the city day and night and plenty of places to stop and sit and take a... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The great park of Washington that includes the major national monuments, leads to the Mall and Congress and of course has the cherry blossom for a short time each year. When living in Washington I take a daily walk from my place in Foggy Bottom through the park visiting one or other of the national monuments again and again but... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Nice park area. Edge of the National Mall. Contains a few memorials (Jefferson, Mason, Roosevelt, and King). Also some baseball/softball fields there. Some parking areas here, too.

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Thank JeffMarysville
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

I like to come for a walk here.The view is great, across the potomac where you'll see when in summer many people doing water activities. Cherry blossom viewing is also a must here when in season. A nice respite from the busy mall.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

The Potomac Park is make up of both the West Potomac Park and the East Potomac Park. My review here is my experience with the East Potomac Park. East Potomac Park is a section of Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., located south of the Jefferson Memorial and the 14th Street Bridge. Located between the Washington Channel and the Potomac River,... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Nice park which should not be left out. unfortunately, I never made it for the cherry blossom season, but I can imagine how nice it must be.

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

This is a nice park along many beautiful memorials. It is a nice place to take pictures and exercise. There were a lot of people jogging and enjoying the beautiful weather. The river is nice and there's peaceful scenery everywhere.

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Rome, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

We stopped here while in DC due to the great reviews and it's location on the Potomac. We enjoyed ourselves by watching airplanes come and go at Reagan National Airport. There are tables, grills, benches, bathrooms, and sidewalks to walk on that puts you two feet from the river. Note: BRING BUG SPRAY! I live in the Adirondack Mountains and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

This is quite a lovely park, especially in the spring and summer. The cherry blossoms are beautiful here, and it's right on the Potomac, which is always a nice view!

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

This is a "must see" site while visiting Washington. The West Park includes the FDR monument, the ML King monument and the Jefferson Memorial as well as the Tidal Basin. It is particularly beautiful during the April cherry blossom season with the delicate blooms covering a pathway along the shore. The East Park stretches all the way to Hains Point,... More 

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