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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  • Here can you go for a walk; hold the right weather picnic or watching parades are held on the streets. There are many great museums nearby. It has the Capitol in the views and the Lincoln Memorial. I've probably felt
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  • It is the main part of Washington DC... a great many blocks of extension with sectors Park of trees and meadows, with stations of the metro in the Centre. You can explore it on foot, by bicycle or on the Circulator bus (very cheap). At one end of the Capitol / Congress... in the other the Lincoln Memorial... to the Middle the Obelisk of Washington... multiple reports to different wars (Viet Nam, Korea, GM II)... and the many Smithsonian museums (free) can... do a quick look of a day or take more if you explore the museums and the Capitol... an icon of the city and the country...
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  • A must when visiting DC. Imagine seeing several ahuge rectangular grass filled park with world class museums, monuments and views. Another must while at DC!  more »

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Where to stay in Washington DC

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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