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Tidal Basin

With the Washington Monument at the left, and the Jefferson Memorial at the right, Tidal Basin is a man-made reservoir that attracts lots of tourists here during the Cherry Blossom festival.

Tidal basin

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Smithsonian Castle

Located near the National Mall in Washington, D.C. behind the National Museum of African Art and the Sackler Gallery, The Smithsonian Institution’s administrative offices and information center is a large castle designed by architect James Renwick, Jr., whose other works include St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, also in Washington D.C

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East Potomac Park

Southeast of the Jefferson Memorial and the 14th Street Bridge, and the Washington Channel lies between the park and the Potomac River. There are lots of cherry trees lining the street around the driving range here. Parking is pretty easy to find here along the river in the morning. If you would like to enjoy the cherry blossom without lots of tourists, this is a great place to walk around under the cherry trees.

East Potomac Park

Washington DC

HipCityVeg

We went out for lunch at HipCityVeg, a vegan fast food chain. I didn’t know the Buffalo Bleu I ordered was actually plant-based so I really enjoyed it. It was actually better than Chick-fil-A, and I was surprised that the “chicken” was from plant! The texture and taste did fool me: it was tender, moist and delicious! If vegan burgers can be that real, I am all for vegan food!

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On a work trip to Washington DC, we got lucky to observe the peak of the annual Cherry Blossom here. Thousands of cherry trees bloomed during the week we stayed on the East Coast and it was magnificent!

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