The Tidal Basin, which is home to the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the FDR Memorial, and also a prime viewing spot to see D.C.’s famed cherry blossoms, was added to the list of “most endangered historic places” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Some of the most scenic parts of D.C. like the Tidal Basin and the Jefferson Memorial are also some of the spots needing repairs and maintenance. And what’s happening there isn’t unique to the national parks scattered around the rest of the country.
Over the years, the Tidal Basin’s seawall has gradually been slipping into the mud, allowing water to lap over the sidewalk — and leaving roots of the famed cherry trees exposed and dangling in the open air. There’s an effort to modernize the area so it can better handle heavy crowds.
It’s cherry blossom season in the nation’s capital, with pink and white flowers declaring an end to winter with a burst of color. See photos.
Not too keen on struggling with crowds at the Tidal Basin? Here are alternative places to see the cherry blossoms around the D.C. region.
With the cherry blossoms approaching peak bloom, Metro is preparing for big crowds. Here’s what to expect with getting around D.C. this weekend.
Warm weather is bringing the cherry blossoms to their peak a few days earlier than originally anticipated. The peak bloom is when 70 percent of the cherry blossoms surrounding the Tidal Basin are open.
With peak bloom projected April 3-6, D.C.’s cherry blossom trees have reached stage four, the National Park Service tweeted excitedly Monday afternoon.
If you’re looking for an alternative to the annual cherry blossom frenzy at the Tidal Basin, National Harbor has doubled its collection of cherry trees.
The Yoshino cherry trees at the Tidal Basin are beginning to put on a colorful, autumn show, but there are no blossoms to be found. See photos of the fall foliage.
Fall has officially arrived in the D.C. area, bringing with it cooler temperatures, pumpkin-spiced everything and color-changing leaves. See photos of the fall foliage.
Peak bloom for Washington, D.C.’s iconic Yoshino cherry blossoms is underway at the Tidal Basin. See photos of the trees and their wonderful flowers.
With the peak of the cherry blossoms underway, expect crowds along the Tidal Basin. Consider an early morning visit to avoid them.
On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, visitors to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial are reflecting on the state of his fight for equality and civil rights.
The cherry blossoms’ peak bloom is expected a few days earlier than planned as the blossoms have advanced to the “puffy white” stage, despite the possible snow on Monday.
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