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.
We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the Preferred Parking Partner of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the nation’s leading parking reservation app.
To reserve your parking spot, visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
Need parking for the parade? Visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade SpotHero Parking Page.