National Mall Guide

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What would DC be without the National Mall? It's easily the focal point of the city and the reason behind our insane amount of tourists and transplants alike. While the Mall can be fairly easy to navigate, there's so much there it can be overwhelming, so here's my locals guide to the Mall. 

Exploring the National Mall 

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Things To See and Do 

Washington Monument 

Jefferson Monument

Lincoln Memorial

WWI and WWII Memorial

Vietnam Memorial 

Korean War Memorial 

National History Museum

National Art Gallery 

Air and Space Museum 

American Indian Museum 

African American Museum 

Newseum 

Tidal Basin 

Freer Sickler Gallery 

Hirshorn Sculpture Museum

Smithsonian Sculpture Garden 

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To Eat and Drink 

A fair warning the Mall doesn't have an abundance of places to eat. Most museums have small cafes for quick bites and during meal times food trucks take over the perimeter. Personally, I'm partial to the food trucks! But everything I listed below is walking distance and absolutely amazing! 

The Capital Grille

The Source 

Oyamel 

Mitsitam

Central Michael Richard

Garden Cafe 

Pinea

Pavillion Cafe

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