Tidal Basin

People paddle in the Tidal Basin. Cherry Blossom trees in bloom surround the Tidal Basin. The Lincoln Memorial, MLK Jr. Memorial, DC War Memorial, and the Arlington Memorial Bridge are also visible.
The Tidal Basin during the spring time.

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The Tidal Basin is an engineered waterway that fills with high tide, then empties at low tide, refreshing the Washington Channel. However, it is most well known for the cherry trees that line its shores. Popular desinations around the Tidal Basin include the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

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Last updated: October 29, 2020