Visiting Washington, D.C. for the National Cherry Blossom Festival? Head straight for Tidal Basin, a man-made pond between the Potomac River and Washington Channel. Family photo ops abound in this peaceful area, where you and the kids can stroll the surrounding pathways, enjoy a picnic lunch or just relax.
Visitors can also rent paddleboats on the Tidal Basin, via Boating in DC. Boating in DC operates between mid-March and mid-October.