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National Mall, Washington DC

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Mall and many more Washington DC attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Washington DC vacation route planner.
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  • This place was so carefully planned and executed, it is amazing. The majestic statues, the smart layout, the monochromatic elegance of the monuments, the exposure to the elements, all of it comes toge...  more »
  • Nice area full of memorials and museums free of charge. You must be prepared for a long walk. Comfortable shoes are recommended and hat because the passage in the Park is exposed to the Sun. Sweatshirt for inmates given the strong air conditioning.
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  • Where else would you go? There are shade trees, incredible views, many people to watch, food carts and museums galore at your disposal. The National Mall is the place to be when in D.C.  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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