The Tidal Basin is accessible by the following routes:
- Interstate 395 from the South
- Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and the Cabin John Parkway from the North
- Interstate 66, U.S. Routes 50 and 29 from the West
- U.S. Routes 50, 1, and 4 provide access from the East
Handicapped parking is designated along West Basin Drive at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Additional handicapped parking is available along southbound Ohio Drive on the Washington Boundary Channel side of Hains Point, north of the intersection with Buckeye Drive.
During the festival, Ohio Drive will be one way going northbound between Inlet Bridge and 23rd St.
Parkmobile and the National Cherry Blossom Festival have partnered to provide event-goers with simple, hassle-free parking options. Attendees may use ParkNow to reserve and pay for a parking space in advance, or they can use Parkmobile to pay for on-street parking through the app. Click here to learn more.