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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  • You can ride a bike around the mall, see the view of all the monumets from here, walk around the reflection pool. I was honoerd and humbled to see this once again !!  more »
  • Add at least two full days to explore The Mall. There are plenty of monuments, museums and monuments, and most of it is in the highest international top class. Feel free to read on a little before, so you know what it is you are looking at.
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  • The walk is easy, it's a lovely day out and if the weather is good, that's a bonus. The views are exceptional.  more »

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