The National Mall in Washington DC spans close to two miles from US Capitol Building. Just as you stroll through the park, enjoy the picturesque views when on a Washington Monument tour that covers some of the main tourist attractions in DC. When heading to the monumental obelisk, think of stopping by the Smithsonian Institution in the city capital for starters.
If you have an affinity towards aircrafts, spend time at the National Air and Space Museum, which is also along the way to the National Archives Building or Natural History Museum. The Washington Monument is closed as of now and is set to reopen in a year’s time expectantly. So, catching other attractions that offer a glimpse of the tallest obelisk in the world from faraway is equally excitable for tourists.
The National World War II Memorial is nestled in between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. This memorial is within the precincts of the National Mall. Turn left from the Reflecting Pool in order to get to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in the southeast. Else, you can visit the Lincoln Memorial, which is named after the 16th US President. If you are a foreigner to have visited DC’s most iconic site, please know people fondly address him as ‘Honest Abe’.
From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, you get the best views of the city capital alongside the National Mall. Adjacent to the memorial of Lincoln is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which is home to a bronze statue of ‘The Three Soldiers’. They all commemorate the Vietnam War conflict, and gazes towards the inscribed names of war veterans on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. It is amongst the most powerful scenes of the National Mall, so make it a point to capture the statue in your camera.
The Memorial Wall inscribes the names of the servicemen, who were either killed in combat or went missing in action. If your whistle-stop Washington Monument tour program is on the verge of finishing line, make it a point to get some scenic rest at the Constitution Gardens. The garden is home to the ‘Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence’ including that of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.