Take a Walk on The National Mall

Any visit to Washington, DC should include a walk on the National Mall. One can easily spend an entire day walking and exploring the 2-mile loop trail along the National Mall and another 2-mile loop around the Tidal Basin. Taking in the sites and memorials that line the mall will keep everyone interested.  To make it easier for visitors to the city, we’re sharing a few insider tips and helpful hints, for taking a walk on the National Mall.

A Game of Pall Mall
A bit of historical reference as to how the National Mall got its name.  As I understand it, a game of pall-mall was somewhat similar to the lawn game of croquet.  The term mall was also referred to as public grounds, as in a large lawn area.  Eventually, the park became known as the National Mall.  Today, under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, you won’t see games of croquet and there are no permitted picnic areas, nor is alcohol allowed.  Feel free though to bring a sack lunch or buy a meal from the…

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