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Why locals recommend it
The National Mall is basically Washington DC’s backyard – it’s a grassy lawn where visitors and locals hang out on sunny days. Full of world-class museums (we’ll get to this later) and fun festivals, the National Mall is the center of many activities in the city.
Tips from locals
The national mall is the number one place you have to see in DC. It holds the war memorials of the first and second world war, Korean war and Vietnam war. It holds the Lincoln memorial and the Washington monument which is open to visitors again after being under repair for several years. After…
This is the center of most sightseeing activities. Close to many major museums, national monument, capital building and more.
This is where many our famous monuments and Museums are located. Take the Orange line metro directly to Smithsonian. You will be in the middle of it all! Don’t forget the FDR Memorial which is a beautiful little gem on the outskirts of the National Mall.
Walking the National Mall, between museums and the Capitol Building/Supreme Court/Library of Congress, or walking the monument/memorials (Washington Monument, WWII, Vietnam War, Korean War, WWI, the Reflecting Pool, Lincoln, MLK Jr., FDR, Jefferson, etc.) makes for wonderful outings. We recommend…
A place to spend the day or night walking! Safe anytime and many people from around the world gather here for the many museums
Great starting point for any DC adventure! Central to museums, monuments, the Capitol, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, and so much more!
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