Tidal Basin boathouse opens for spring

Cherry blossoms will bloom in D.C. in the next two weeks. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.
Cherry blossoms will bloom in D.C. in the next two weeks. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Tim Palmieri.

With temperatures predicted to rise in the upper-60s today, this weekend seems to herald the first notes of spring – as long as you ignore the snow that might come next Tuesday.

Respite from this year’s unrelenting winter could not have come a better time as this weekend marks the opening of the Tidal Basin’s paddle boat supplier.

The Tidal Basin Boathouse, located on 1501 Maine Avenue SW, offers two-passenger boats for $14 per hour and four-passenger boats for $22. Boats can even be reserved for free online between opening at 10 a.m. and noon, while the last boats are let out at 5 p.m. and must be back by 6 p.m.

Check out the paddle boats this weekend, before the snow returns, or wait until early April when the Cherry Blossoms on the National Mall are predicted to bloom.

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