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Tidal Basin and cherry blossom

A stroll around Tidal Basin is very pleasant, yet particularly so if surrounded by beautifully blossoming cherry trees, a gift from the people of Japan to the US. Located on West Potomac Park and adjacent to the Potomac River, you will see the FDR and Jefferson Memorials and will be steps away from the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials. You will see many people exercising and jogging, or simply going for an easy walk enjoying nature. It is difficult to predict when the cherries blossom, so if you want to have this unforgettable experience your best option is to track specialized sites or follow news articles on the Washington Post, as locals love this time of the year and the press gives it pretty good coverage.