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.