Tidal BasinCurrently Open
- Address: Tidal Basin and Ohio Drive NW, Washington D.C. 20003, United States, Washington D. C.
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-2024840206
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: View Point, Leisure, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
Tidal Basin - Review
The Potomac River’s Delta is known as the tidal basin. It was made in the late nineteenth century and is very well known as a tourist attraction. This man made delta is a lovely and picturesque place.
The beauty of the area is unparalleled. The lovely pink flowers of the cherry blossom, the green grass and the calming water are sure to refresh any weary traveller after a long day of sightseeing. The Jefferson Memorial is also close by. Be sure to take your loved ones to this idyllic beauty of the paradoxical man made nature.
The tidal basin is also the perfect picnic spot for families. Whether you want to just take a walk or want to spend hours here, a visit to the gorgeous place is undoubtedly a must in D.C.
Tidal Basin Information
- From the station, walk west on Independence Avenue to Fifteenth Street. Turn left and head south along Fifteenth Street. The Smithsonian station is in the vicinity of 0.40 mile from the Tidal Basin.
How To reach Tidal Basin by Public Transport
- Ohio Drive NW
Restaurants Near Tidal Basin
- Pruitt's Seafood
- Mitsitam Cafe
- Phillips Seafood
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Things to Know Before Visiting Tidal Basin
23.57% of people who visit Washington D. C. include Tidal Basin in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
28% of people start their Tidal Basin visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Tidal Basin
76.09% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tidal Basin
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Tidal Basin, Washington D. C. Reviews
Great place to enjoy sunsets. Walk along the water is so beautiful. Got some perfect views of Tidal Basin and Bridge. Several benches also available to sit. Parking is free after 8 pm any day. Very close to National Mall. Watch out for bikers and runners.
A tranquil and picturesque spot in the capital of the United States of America. I have a lot of beautiful memories coming here with my family when Dad was assigned as a junior officer in the Philippine Embassy to Washington DC from 1967 to 1973. Thank you Mom and Dad for the wonderful life you gave us...
The Tidal Basin refers is a partially man made reservoir separating The Mall and the Potomac River in Washington D.C. This is a quiet area compared to the busy and crowded Mall and nice place for a walk or bike ride along the water in the nations capital. I really enjoyed my 90 minute walk around the Tidal Basin this past May, taking in the Jefferson, George Mason, FDR and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials which are situated along or near the shore of the basin. The walking path is lined with trees pretty much continuously. There were active fish and waterfowl making use of the reservoir as well, creating a rural like retreat that was much appreciated during my monument viewing. In the end, I was much pleased with time spent at the Tidal Basin and would be happy to spend more time here during future visits to D.C. Note: Those visiting earlier in the year may (mid-March to mid-April) should look out for the famous Cherry Blossom Festival that occurs here.
Lovely water area with good fishing and impressive views of the surrounding monuments. Paths are well taken care of and the area feels surprisingly safe. Water is dirty and fishing is not allowed at all locations around the basin.
Events might be great? .. If you could get to them. It's always far too congested on the roads during special occasions as people are already drawn to the area for the regular reasons like museums, monuments, etc. And you can forget parking. That isn't happening. Go at dawns crack, maybe? But the wall of traffic in the way will exhaust you before you ever get there.