Many of D.C.’s most admired monuments exist within the city’s National Mall region. One perk regarding the National Mall is the fact that it’s very walkable. One afternoon or night trip through the National Mall allows you to witness monuments and memorials that people worldwide travel to see.
Let’s dive into how you can make the most of your self guided walking tour of Washington D.C. monuments and memorials.
It’s helpful to pick a starting point when planning your D.C. walking tour. The Lincoln Memorial is a great starting point for many people, as it sits on the National Mall’s far end. You’ll be able to view one of the most impressive monuments the U.S. has to offer, with plenty more just steps away.
Sitting on the Lincoln Memorial’s steps gives you a prime view of the Washington Monument, along with the beautiful Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
We recommend that you walk along the tranquil Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to add an extra layer of excitement to your journey. The Lincoln Memorial’s side paths that lead you through locations like the Korean War memorial and the Vietnam Memorial aren’t too shabby, either.
Continue eastward on the National Mall’s pathway to continue your adventure.
The Washington Monument lies smack in the middle of D.C.’s National Mall. There’s a strong argument to be made that the Washington Monument is an equally excellent starting point for your walking tour, as iconic sights lie in every direction.
Enjoy sweeping views of D.C. in every direction with the Washington Monument’s elevated positioning. Organized paths will allow you to travel in any direction once you’re done admiring one of the U.S.’s oldest and most respected landmarks.
Walking north from the Washington Monument will lead you directly to the White House.
Walking around the White House is always an exceptional experience. The White House side that faces the Washington Monument features a more distant but better-framed view for photography opportunities. Walk around to the White House side that faces north for a more up-close and personal view.
The White House is great for nighttime visits due to the property’s immaculate lighting that puts the property on full display. Continuing east on the National Mall’s green pathway past the White House will give you the chance to walk by some of the world’s best museums. These museums include The Smithsonian and The National Gallery of Art. The exterior architecture of these museums is truly remarkable.
Walking to the far east side of The National Mall takes you directly to the U.S. Capitol.
The U.S. Capitol’s current closure shouldn’t stop you from admiring the building’s beautiful facade. Stairs and marked pathways around the U.S. Capitol will offer you an intimate viewing of the property’s sprawling presence.
Surrounding the Capitol is the United States Supreme Court building, The Library of Congress, and tons of restaurants in exciting areas like southeast D.C.
D.C. residents are spoiled because all of these exciting locations are a walk, metro ride, or short drive away. Keener Management is happy to offer a wide range of affordable luxury properties within D.C.’s most in-demand areas.
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