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345 locals recommend ·
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.
Neil
Neil
Lives in Washington

Tips from locals

Gabriele
Gabriele
December 1, 2019
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…
Julie
Julie
August 8, 2019
Where everything happens!
Ben
Ben
October 27, 2019
This is the center of most sightseeing activities. Close to many major museums, national monument, capital building and more.
Renee
Renee
December 20, 2019
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.
Dani
Dani
December 20, 2019
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…
Ken
Ken
January 1, 2020
A place to spend the day or night walking! Safe anytime and many people from around the world gather here for the many museums
Sara
Sara
January 5, 2020
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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Washington, DC
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