Visit the National Mall and Memorial Parks

Washington D.C. is home to the National Mall and Memorial Parks, one of the nation’s most expansive areas of national memorials. This area of monuments and memorials includes some of the country’s most recognizable monuments and things to see in Washington DC, such as the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, National Memorial for both World War I and World War II, and so many more. Visiting the National Mall and Memorial Parks is one of the most popular attractions for the Washington D.C. areas. Here are a few things to see in Washington DC and check out at the National Mall and Memorial Parks during your next Washington D.C. trip

If a historical tour of our nation’s capital and its grand monuments is high on your list for your next trip to Washington, D.C., consider staying in one of LUXbnb’s vacation rentals on Capitol Hill or by the DuPont Circle. These neighborhoods are just a short walk or metro ride to the National Mall and Memorial Parks, home to the country’s seats of government and finest museums. From the White House to the Washington Monument, from the Lincoln Memorial to the Smithsonian museum complex along the National Mall and its reflecting pool, there is plenty to see and do here in the heart of the capital.  

Lincoln Memorial

One of our country’s most recognizable memorials is the Lincoln Memorial, a marble sculpture of our 16th President Abraham Lincoln. This exquisite sculpture immortalizes the symbol of unity, strength, and wisdom that President Lincoln served as during his presidency.

Constitution Gardens

Established in 1965, the Constitution Gardens encompass the surrounding landscape of the National Mall and Memorial Parks. You are able to see several of the historic monuments from this beautifully preserved area. The Constitution Gardens represent the living legacy of a garden oasis deep within the Washington D.C. cityscape.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

One of the National Mall’s more recent additions, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was officially dedicated in 2011. This vast sculpture of Dr. King symbolizes faith, democracy, and hope. Several of Dr. King’s infamous quotes are etched along the side of this memorial, giving insight into his brilliance. This memorial is open 365 days a year for visitation.

Washington Monument

This 555-foot marble tower gazes over the Washington D.C. area with beauty of its craftsmanship. The Washington Monument was originally built to honor our first president, George Washington. Visitors are able to take the elevator up to the vast heights of this historic monument, giving you amazing views of the surrounding area. Visitation inside the monument is currently closed until 2019 with the elevator being updated to modern standards.

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Things To See In Washington DC

The neighborhood of Capitol Hill is situated on a slight rise overlooking the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Stunning views of the Potomac River, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol, and the White House are nearly rivaled by the enchanting tree-lined streets overflowing with greenery thanks to more than 50 parks within just a few blocks. From here it is an easy stroll to the monuments, the museums, and all the attractions of downtown D.C. including some of the top dining establishments in the country. This is one of the best things to see in Washington DC!

Just behind the national art museums and the White House lies the Convention Center district. Centered on N Street and Blagden Alley, this trendy neighborhood features the highest concentration of top notch cafés, bistos and restaurants in what once were back alleys and stables. Our selection of apartments and town homes are perfectly located for exploring the attractions of the National Mall, as well as the many sights of greater D.C.

If you want to be in the heart of history in our nation’s capital, look no further than the incredible vacation rentals in these downtown neighborhoods. Peruse the entire list on our website or use our dynamic search engine to pinpoint the perfect rental for you. Our knowledgeable local guides are standing by to help you with your next trip to the District!

 Our Nation’s History in One Area

The National Mall and Memorial Parks gives you access to the entire history of our country through its numerous monuments and memorials. While most memorials are available for viewing 365 days a year, visitors are encouraged to check out the National Park Service website to determine memorial updates on visitation hours. You will not be disappointed learning about our nation’s history with a visit to the National Mall and Memorial Parks.