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National Mall

Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565
+1 202-426-6841
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Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two miles between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565
National Mall
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed yesterday

Cover the ground on the National Mall from a bike. You can see and access everything with little or no trouble or cost. American History Museum, Air and Space, Holocaust Museum, Arlington etc . . . I especially recommend following the bike trail to the...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed yesterday

We walked by it every morning - it's really huge and there were many activities going on every day for the five days we were there.

Thank SingerTrainer
Reviewed yesterday

Every American should go there at least once. It is free to see all of our important monuments and the Smithsonian museums are free as well. It is all very impressive and makes you proud of our country.

Thank Tmoneyc
Reviewed yesterday

Much larger than pictured in my head. I believe it's over 2 miles end to end. One disappointment there, it was overflowing with trash. Horrible to see this at such a meaningful place.

Thank Tina K
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was visiting DC and went on a long walk in the late afternoon. I ended up walking the length of the National Mall and was glad I did. There are a lot of museums and places to visit along the way. You could easily...More

Thank warrenonline
Reviewed 2 days ago

More history here than in many cities combined. Visiting the museums is well worth the walk. Be prepared...wear your walking shoes. There are several transportation options but we enjoyed walking.

1  Thank sheilal170
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous at night ! Talking good shoes, you will walk a lot, but it is worth it. They were setting up for the inauguration when we were there so some views where obscured, but still loved it.

Thank AngiBC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm amazed by this place and all its monuments and beauty. A little disappointing that there was a lot of construction work going on, but I guess that's needed. I was also surprised over how big the area actually was. We walked all around it,...More

Thank Birgitte O
Reviewed 3 days ago

Recently spent the weekend touring DC with friends.....be prepared to walk, walk, walk! The National Mall was easily accessible from many Metro stops in central DC. While walking to the Vietnam Memorial we noticed they had drained the Mirror Lake also known as the Reflecting...More

1  Thank Pat D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great in the summer lots of ppl doing various activities. Enjoyed strolling around. Ppl were on bikes, running, sitting in grass, and playing softball. Very fun environment.

Thank SandraLox
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Hi, we're flying in on a Monday afternoon in July from the UK and have the rest of that day and one full day. Can we do the Mall in one day and do you have any suggestions to get the most of our time with you please? We don't want to miss out. Thank you
22 April 2017|
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Response from Frederick G | Reviewed this property |
You could do the actual mall (walking) in one day. If you plan on going to any of the museums, plan on 2-3 hours each to truly experience them. Don't forget the memorials, either. You may want to get in a tour bus to... More
I will be visiting Washington July 1-7 and want to take in all the 4th of July festivities - parade, Capitol 4th Concert and Fireworks. I just received an invitation from my Congressman for a tour of the Capitol at 2 pm on the 4th. Is it doable to see 1 hour of the parade (11:45-12:45), take metro from Federal Triangle to Capitol South and be at Congressman's office in Cannon building at 1:30 pm.
28 March 2017|
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Response from MikeMG30 | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps but I wouldn't chance it. Safer to give yourself more time.
We will be in DC for a Saturday and Sunday only, last weekend in March, spending most of it in museums and on the mall. Will there be food trucks nearby on the weekend? Are we going to be limited to museum food courts? What about places off the mall but close enough that we aren't spending a lot of time walking out of our way? Mostly thinking for lunch ideas, two adults and 12 & 13 year olds. Trying to plan budget too.
17 March 2017|
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Response from 660kimberly | Reviewed this property |
I was there on Saturday and there was a ton of food truck,but I do not know if this is the norm. Have fun,beautiful city!