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 .
Tours to Tidal Basin
Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $43
Duration: 2 to 48 hours
Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $36
Duration: 1 hour
Tidal Basin Reviews
This is a lovely place to walk around and just enjoy the scenery. You see lots of monuments and just enjoy the views! more »
What a beautiful location in our capital. A great place for a walk or a picnic. Lots to see here with knock out views of our monuments and landscaping. I used an on and off bus for access. more »
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.
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