Tourists from all over the DMV might have a rough time finding a fun place to hang out in the area. If that’s one of your problems, then the National Mall is the best place for you. The five-mile stretch serves as a home to the nation’s major historical monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, as well as Capitol Hill, the White House, and the Smithsonian Museums.
Many of the yearly events include the Cherry Blossom Festival, the Independence Day fireworks, and the Presidential Christmas tree lighting at the White House. But since it’s almost spooky season, it’s best to mention the Autumn activities that are available at one of America’s most popular malls.
With bookings available until January 31, 2022, “Horror on Capitol Hill” is a popular spot among DC Tourists. On Saturdays and Sundays starting at 8:30 pm, you can take a fun stroll through the mall while your guide shares ghost stories and spooky facts about the nation’s history. The tour includes sights such as the Library of Congress and the U.S Supreme Court. One online reviewer stated: “Wonderful tour of Capitol Hill. The guide was knowledgeable and witty.” The walk is a bit less than a mile and lasts until 10:00 pm, a definite must-see for history geeks and horror fans.
For those who aren’t so fond of history, many concerts are happening throughout the season, from local artists to big-time pop stars. Most of the bigger shows will be held at the Capitol One Arena, which is only two miles away. One of the upcoming concerts is on September 18th for the 6th show of Harry Styles’ “Love on” tour, featuring songs from his latest album “Fine Line.” If pop music isn’t too appealing, then go see the Tame Impala concert on September 23rd, also being held at the arena. Many other popular venues in the area include The Anthem, The 9:30 Club and The Lincoln Theater.