National Mall, Washington DC

Visit National Mall, the historical national park where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. The park contains the Washington Monument and spans the region between the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol. This park hosts numerous recreational activities, festivals, and concerts, but is most appreciated as a site for historic political rallies and gatherings, such as the Vietnam War Moratorium Rally in 1969. Millions of people visit the park annually to stand in the place where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous speech, and every four years Americans flood the park to watch the Presidential Inauguration. Put National Mall into our Washington DC vacation planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Got you attention? This is not a shopping mall. The national Mall is the place where Dr. Martin Luther King's famous March on Washington took place. One can hear his speech in the air as you gaze upon...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Subway stops so you can leave your car at your hotel or motel. You can spend an hour or a day or a week or a month and still have much yet to see here. For me the Air and Space Museum is the heart of ...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    The Mall is in proximity to so many of D.C.'s other iconic sights that it's hard to miss and shouldn't be!  more »

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Most visitors to Washington, D.C., end up in the East End, the old downtown district containing most of the city's major cultural attractions. For a more authentic Washingtonian experience, consider staying at a smaller hotel just a little north or east of this busy area. Neighborhoods outside downtown offer less expensive accommodations and affordable street parking, as well as opportunities to meet more locals and fewer tourists. Alternatively, try a hotel in Georgetown, packed with high-end shops and Colonial architecture.
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