2. Tour the Monuments at Night

Tour the Monuments at Night

From the iconic Lincoln Memorial to the more recently unveiled Martin Luther King, Jr.

Memorial, the monuments on and around the National Mall take on a new kind of beauty after the sun goes down.

Whether you prefer to explore the area with a designated group like Old Town Trolley Tours or simply walk around on your own, touring the monuments at night is the perfect opportunity to enjoy cooler weather and miss the large daytime crowds.

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