Tidal Basin, Washington DC

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Relax by the water and see some of America's proudest monuments at Tidal Basin. This man-made inlet was created in the 19th century as a means to control the high tides of the Potomac River. Today, along the banks you can visit some of Washington D.C.’s famous memorials honoring historic figures, including Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The scenic basin, with approximately 3,750 cherry trees in its vicinity, is also noted as the venue for the National Cherry Blossom Festival at the start of spring each year. If you'd like to do your sightseeing from the water, you can rent a paddle boat. The basin is also a great spot to take an aimless stroll or have a picnic. From the area, you have easy access to the National Mall and its many sites. To visit Tidal Basin and other attractions in Washington DC, use our Washington DC trip maker website .
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  • It was wonderful visiting DC during Cherry Blossom Season. The Tidal Basin was beautiful and the Franklin D. Roosevel monument was impressive.  more »
  • Best visted when dry (or a few days after heavy rains) when the paths aren't puddly or under water. Nice circular walk or area to run.  more »
  • This is a lovely place to walk around and just enjoy the scenery. You see lots of monuments and just enjoy the views!  more »
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  • I like this place to walk around and do the boat pedal. I went with my best friend and we both enjoyed it! Prices for boat pedaling was not expensive at all.
  • Beautiful place place to visit and heaven for the lonely people. There is so much peace and calm. You can relax here after the all day long routines. came here for a couple of times not much but find it very heavenly.
  • It was awesome. went there during the national cherry Blossom festival and it was a nice place to walk. Ended up walking around the entire tidal basin
  • I love cherry blossoms. It was such a nice place for relaxing and walk.
  • A place where in April 1st week cherry blossom festival organizes. Rest of the year its a wonderful place who is seeking for solitude. Also bike on rent facility available to locomote in surrounding area.
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