351 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.
Tips from locals
This is the center of most sightseeing activities. Close to many major museums, national monument, capital building and more.
A 22-minute drive or directly off of the metro station, you’ll find the Mall, which is home to the Capitol Building and a majority of D.C.’s museums and monuments (Smithsonian museum, Air and Space museum, Natural History museum, African American History & Culture, American History, National Gallery…
Visit one of the many Smithsonian museums or incredible monuments. For lovers of walking, this is a nice stroll from the unit. Others may want to utilize Capital Bikeshare or scooter rental.
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Locals also recommend
“Of course the entire Smithsonian Institution is a cultural landmark; but the Air Space Museum in particular is one of our favorites.”
- 218 locals recommend
“You can tour the White House, the iconic home of America’s president, by scheduling a visit in advance. Even if you are unable to schedule a visit, walk around to the back to get a closer view of the building.”
- 226 locals recommend
“One of the most popular museums on the Mall, and for good reason! After a long hiatus, the new-and-improved dinosaur hall has reopened and is a must-visit.”
- 166 locals recommend
“If you have enough time before your trip, contact your local Congressman and request a tour!”
- 197 locals recommend