This man-made reservoir located in West Potomac Park offers some of the most extraordinary views of Washington, DC's most spectacular sites. Whether visitors wander its parameter or hire paddle boats and cruise out into its waters, they will surely be treated to a picture-perfect look at the Jefferson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr. and George Mason memorials. Close proximity to the National Mall, Washington Monument and all of the top museums make it the perfect place to spend an afternoon wandering, biking and exploring in DC.
Tidal Basin is located between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel. The scenic reservoir is a hot spot any time of year, but tourists from around the world find their way here each spring during the National Cherry Blossom Festival, when pink blooms take over the landscape.