National Mall | Washington, DC

National Mall, Washington, DC by Stephanie Blondet | travel, united states, us capital, nation's capital, destination, politics, explore

Almost four years ago I decided to move to Washington, DC because I felt in love with the city when I first visited in 2011. I felt in love with the architecture, the people and different cultures, the history, the views, the food, everything! I love that everywhere you go you can see a monument, a sculpture, or a historic building. One of my favorite things to do is to run around the National Mall because I love to workout and appreciate the views at the same time.

Stephanie Blondet looking at the Lincoln Memorial in Downtown Washington, DC.

The National Mall is where a lot of the memorials and museums are. There is so much history in these 146 acres of land. It was established in 1965* and it's the home of the Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and World War II Memorial to name a few.

View of Lincoln Memorial from the side.

I have to say, my favorite memorial in DC is the Lincoln Memorial. It's huge, beautiful and full of history.

Stephanie Blondet looking at the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

The view from the Lincoln Memorial is gorgeous. You can see the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument and the United States Capitol.

View of Washington Monument in Downtown DC.

I will never get tired of taking pictures of the Washington Monument. I take a lot from different angles and at different times because it's so extraordinary that I can't stop taking pictures every time I walk near it.

World War II Memorial, Pacific side in Washington, DC.

The World War II Memorial is impressive too. It consists of 56 pillars that represent each state and territory from that time.

National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

The new National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in 2016 and it has a modern and gorgeous design. I haven't had the opportunity to visit yet, but I plan to do it soon.

U.S. Department of Agriculture view from the National Mall in Washington, DC.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture.

U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC

The U.S Bureau of Engraving and Printing where you can take a tour to see millions of dollars being printed. I've been to that tour twice and it shocks me every time I go.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

View of the U.S. Capitol from the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Last but not least, the U.S Capitol. If you come to DC, I would suggest taking the tour at the Capitol. It's free of charge and it's very interesting to see the interiors and learn more about the United States history.

The National Mall is where I usually go when I have family or friends visiting. Because it is the nation's capital, there is always something exciting to do. There are beer, wine, food and art festivals all the time. It's difficult to get bored in the city.

Tell me, have you visited the capital of the United States? What did you like about DC?

-SB

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National Mall, Washington, DC by Stephanie Blondet | travel, united states, us capital, nation's capital, destination, politics, explore