If you’re planning to move to Washington D.C. for the first time, you may have heard of something called the National Mall. Well, don’t expect to find Macy’s in this mall, but if you’re looking for a fun place see some sites or enjoy the sun, then you’re in luck. The National Mall is a large, open park in downtown Washington between the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol. The mall, as many residents refer to it, is where you will find many of the statues and monuments that are well known Washington D.C. landmarks. The Washington Monument and the Jefferson Pier are near the center of the mall, south of the White House. The National World War II Memorial is located at the east end of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
“The National Mall is a large, open park in downtown Washington between the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol.”
History aficionados aren’t the only ones who are in for a treat when moving to Washington D.C. As the nation’s capital, the city sees many visitors from all over the world and has come to feature many attractions. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is home to the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, and the Washington Ballet, all of which make for a wonderful night out for anyone who prefers fine performance art.
Sports fans moving to D.C. will also find a lot to love as it is one of 13 cities in the United States with teams from all four major professional men's sports as well as one major professional women's team. The Washington Wizards (NBA), the Washington Capitals (NHL), and the Washington Mystics (WNBA), all play at the Verizon Center located in Chinatown. Nationals Park is home to the Washington Nationals (MLB), and the Washington Redskins (NFL) play at nearby FedExField in Landover, Maryland.