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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 82%History Buffs
- 73%Family Travelers
- 73%Budget Travelers
- 70%Local Culture
- 59%Adventure Travelers
- 59%Art & Design Lovers
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- Tidal BasinMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 6Jun 29, 2014
Go rent a paddle boat here and enjoy! $22/hour for a boat that fits 4 people. Once you're our on the Potomac you'll move able to see the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, and the MLK Memorial all at once from the water. I'm surprised more people don't do this. It's fun and beautiful!Recommended for:
- Tidal BasinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Apr 22, 2014
Very pretty. Great to walk or bike around, or even paddle boat in. We were there on an overcast, gloomy day, and it was still beautiful. There are lots of memorials conveniently located around it, the closest being the Jefferson Memorial.Recommended for:
- Tidal BasinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Feb 20, 2014
This has several National Park Units to it but this is an area parking lot across from Thomas Jefferson Memorial that has great views. Disability access and parking is limited.Recommended for:
- Tidal BasinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jan 17, 2014
A walk around the Tidal Basin is lovely at any time of year. Arguable at it's best during the spring when the cherry blossoms are out, the Tidal Basin takes about an hour to saunter around. Surround it are the Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Memorial, and the new Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial.Recommended for:
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- Tidal BasinOct 21, 2013
People are always surprised at how big the Washington Mall actually is, so if you're crunched for time and don't feel like walking forever, I always suggest taking a stroll around the Tidal Basin and stopping by the Jefferson Memorial (my favorite!) and the nearby Vietnam memorial. The basin is absolutely beautiful no matter what the weather (I had a lovely walk around here once while it was snowing), and provides some great views of the Mall must-sees (like the Washington Monument).Recommended for:
- Tidal BasinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 21, 2013
Tidal Basin is a partial reservoir located along the Potomac River. Adjacent to the Tidal Basin are historic monuments such as the Martin Luther King Monument, Jefferson Memorial, etc. It's scenic and a lovely walk around the river.Recommended for:
- Tidal BasinOct 20, 2013
The Tidal Basin is a body of water that is edges by several of DC's monuments - The MLK Memorial sits facing the water and just across from it is the Jefferson Memorial. There are benches on the edge of the water that make great spots for photo ops.Recommended for:
- Tidal BasinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Sep 23, 2013
i have only seen it when the rain was pouring down and nobody was around. Its even more a quiet, nice spot away from the capital, where you can contemplate what you have experienced/seen and relaxRecommended for:
- Tidal BasinMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Aug 08, 2013
If you happen to be here in the spring when the cherry blossoms are blooming, the Tidal Basin is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Rows and rows of trees in white and pink wrapping around the edge of the water with a view of the Jefferson Memorial. A great place to bring a picnic!Recommended for:
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- Tidal BasinMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesDec 25, 2012
Nothing beats the Tidal Basin in the Spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. For 4-5 weeks in the Spring the Tidal Basin because a tourist mecca as the trees create a sea of pink seen from several locals around DC. The area does get crowded and I highly suggest taking Metro. Be prepared to get on/off a stop or two eary and walk to avoid congestion.
- Tidal BasinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Sep 17, 2012
I love the basin, it's perhaps one of my favorite spots in Washington DC. The basin is tranquil and beautiful, marked by several famous few memorials surrounding it. There are paddle boats that you can rent to paddle around the basin, a great way to take in and experience the sights differently. For a week or two at the end of March/beginning of April, the basin comes to life in honor of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Hundreds and thousands cherry trees along the shoreline of the basin blossoms during this time. People from all of the US comes to participate in this transient display of beauty, very festive and absolutely gorgeous.
- Tidal BasinMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJul 05, 2012
This is a great place to take a walk around especially if it is cherry blossom time if you can time it right. Sometimes you need to take some time out from your tourist activities and just walk around.