It’s fall on the National Mall! The weather has been beautiful fall here in DC. Leaves are starting to change color and it’s just cool enough to need a light jacket.
My family was in town recently and we packed up the kids and headed over to the National Mall for a little sightseeing. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before but the accessibility to the National Mall is one of my favorite things about living on Capitol Hill.
We walked past the Washington Monument over to the WWII Memorial.
The WWII Memorial honors the 400,000 people who died and the 16 million who served in the US Armed Forces during the war. It’s located on 17th Street between Constitution and Independence Avenues, overlooking the reflecting pool and Lincoln Memorial.
The memorial is a “monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people.” It’s beautiful with the Lincoln Memorial in the background, isn’t it?
You can’t beat the views from the WWII Memorial with the Lincoln on one side and the Washington Monument on the other.
My little sidekick loved the fountains at the WWII Memorial.
From the WWII Memorial we walked down by the reflecting pool. The walk around the reflecting pool is one of my favorite places on the mall. You can really appreciate the beauty of the entire National Mall from this spot and can see all the way from the Lincoln to the Capitol.
The steps of the Lincoln Memorial always stay pretty crowded! Tourists, protestors, and locals on their lunch break all gather here.
Fall on the National Mall is pretty lovely, isn’t it?