The Tidal Basin is an inlet inside the banks of the Potomac River, and it is
located in Washington DC. Water comes into the tidal basin from the Potomac
River, and it all comes out into the Washington Channel under the Francis Case
There are 3,700 Japanese cherry trees that line the Tidal basin, and sometime
between March and April in the spring they blossom and people come from all
around to see the beautiful and world-renowned white-pink tree blossoms every
year. So many people come to see these blossoms that the National Park Service
doesn't even bother to count them. This event is called the "Cherry Blossom
Festival" and lasts about 2 weeks.
On the Southeast end of the Tidal Basin is the Jefferson Memorial, on the Southwest
side is the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial. To the north is the Kutz Bridge,
allowing Independence Avenue to pass over it. To the Northeast side of the basin
is the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.