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"In addition to the Yoshino Cherry Blossom found around Tidal Basin, you can also see some gorgeous Weeping Higan Cherry Blossoms along Ohio Drive SW along the Potamic River. Parking can be found along Ohio Drive SW. These are both metered locations with a 3 hour limit. "
"Where the infamous cherry blossom festival is. The tidal basin with the Thomas Jefferson memorial and Washington Monument in the background is my favorite spot in DC."
"The tidal basin has the most intense concentration of Cherry Blossoms, so be sure to go on a walk here :) "

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