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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 capital of the nation, check out the National Mall. From the museums to all the monuments is always a great place to walk around and take pictures. I suggest to visit both day and night time.
There's so many national momentums you can enjoy for free. It's completely worth grabbing a soda or coffee and wandering around getting your steps in while you learn all about the incredible history they have to share.
This is the center of most sightseeing activities. Close to many major museums, national monument, capital building and more.
Of course it is the most important place in the USA. You can see White House, Capitol, museums and perfect sights. There are many museums and most of them are free.
Go take a stroll on the National Mall - you will see monuments, museums, and if you are up early enough, you can get tickets to go up the Washington Monument - the views are stunning!
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“If you have enough time before your trip, contact your local Congressman and request a tour!”
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