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Tidal Basin

Tidal Basin and Ohio Drive NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 USA

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The Tidal Basin is a partially man-made reservoir between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel in Washington, D.C. It is part of West Potomac Park and is a focal point of the National Cherry Blossom Festival held each spring.

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Lesli Peterson

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May 18, 2022
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Technically part of West Potomac Park, Tidal Basin is 107 acres and 10 feet deep.

You can find walking or hiking trails, paddleboat rentals, and nature lovers spending time outside. This is where the Cherry Blossom Festival is held every year.

We think a visit here is one of the best things to do in Washington DC!

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Nancy Sewell

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August 25, 2016
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good place to kayak or paddleboat and see the monuments from the water

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Tidal Basin

Tidal Basin and Ohio Drive NW
Washington, District of Columbia
20024 USA
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  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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