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National Mall, Visitor Guide map

9 a.m. Get the lay of the land at HIT THE MALL DINE NEAR "the Castle, which houses the Smithsonian Institution's infomation center. Have breakfast 12:30p.m. Ater a tour of the THE MALL in the café, then let Ben Stiller suggest which museums to see in the video taur Smithsonian Institution: America's Treasure Chest." National Museum of the American Indian, have lunch at Mitsitam Café. A far cry from fast food, Mitsitam - which mears "let's eat!" in the lan- Follow our guide to guage of the Delaware and Piscataway - serves authentic Native foods like stuffed poblano chile peppers and fry bread. the National Mall and After a day of sightsee- ing, you deserve a sit- down dinner. Check out make the most of your time exploring its iconic monuments these restaurants, each a and memorials and 2p.m. Explore the National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden. Adjacent to the National Gallery of Art, this permanent outdoor exhibition features larger-than-life modern works of art from the likes of Claes Oldenburg. Alexander Calderand Joan Mird. short walk or Metro ride world-class museums from the Mall. - all in one day. Pergweia Av * old Ebbitt Grill has been a standby since its saloon days in the THE OLD POST OFFICE PAVILION 1850s. Today, with its location next to the White House, it's where Dtntitutisn A. politicos and sightseers cross paths. NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART SCULPTURE GARDEN * Wolfgang Puck has been making headlines in Washington ever since he brought his celebrity NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN chefdom to town with The Source. The Asian- UNITED STATES CAPITOL influenced menu con- trasts its all-American WASHINGTON MONUMENT location on Pennsylva- nia Avenue. * Head over to Penn 4..4.h4 Quarter and the hustle SMITHSONIA WUSEUM AIRAS SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION and bustle of one of DC's INATIONAL Incepmdenon A liveliest neighborhoods. Restaurants abound, in- 3p.m. Detour to the Dld Post Office Pavilion 20a. Love the final frantier? Check aut the National Air & Space Museum. Trace the histary of exploration fram the Wright 1903 Flyer to the Apolla 11 command madule. Kids enjay the interactive "How Things Fly," or try your hand at a flight simulator. (now a center for shapping, dining and music) and climb an a bike for a guided Bike and Roll tour of the Mall. Pedal past and learn about the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and more. cluding Latin Asian fusion cuisine at Zengo and the tapas focused Jaleo.

National Mall, Visitor Guide map

shared by tcossetta on Jul 16
Follow this guide, to spend a full day exploring the monuments, museums and memorials of the National Mall in Washington D.C.


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