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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.
Neil
Neil
Lives in Washington

Tips from locals

Julie
Julie
August 8, 2019
Where everything happens!
Hanna
Hanna
January 27, 2020
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.
Ben
Ben
October 27, 2019
This is the center of most sightseeing activities. Close to many major museums, national monument, capital building and more.
Amy
Amy
January 27, 2020
The center of DC! A great place to walk, people watch and visit the museums.
Sina
Sina
January 10, 2020
National Mall is a walking distance about 20-25 minutes.
Michelle
Michelle
January 14, 2020
The National Mall contains all of the quintessential DC sights! From the Lincoln and Washington Memorials to the Natural History and Air and Space Museums, there is a ton to do. We advise taking a look at your options prior to heading over and making a plan for the main sights you would like to…
Stephanie
Stephanie
January 30, 2020
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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Washington, DC
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