The Cherry Blossom Festival takes place every spring in D.C. The annual pink blooms that take place in late March to April have become a symbol of the city, an hallmark of spring -- and one of the busiest tourist weeks all year.
This memorial, located in the Tidal Basin, features beautiful stone work and water features (if you are there when they are running). Throughout the monument are quotes of his and memorials to eras of his long tenure as president, including the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the New Deal. There is also a
The Jefferson Memorial is located in the Tidal Basin, serving as its focal point. Featuring beautiful architecture, this is worth a visit just for the views and the architecture (even if you are not a fan of Jefferson himself, for various reasons including his slave ownership). Picturesque especially in the Cherry Blossom season, this is
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, located in the Tidal Basin, is one of the newer monuments in Washington, D.C. It features a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. facing the basin, with an intense look on his face. Around the statue is stonework featuring some of his greatest quotes. This monument attracted controversy when
The Tidal Basin, for most of the year, is a somewhat neglected part of the city. Home to several great monuments such as the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, and other smaller memorials, the Tidal Basin is a circular basin surrounded by walkways. It is most well