After walking through memorials and buildings this past week, I took the time to "slow down" and take my time to walk the National Mall. I read that this is referred to as "America's Front Yard."
Keep an eye out for joggers as you walk your path. Walk by the iconic Smithsonian Castle, which is the main information center. Many of the Smithsonian museums are found in this area. It is one miles between the capitol and the Washington Monument.
Enjoy the green space in this city. Yes, there is some construction right now in the area, but we still enjoyed this space quite a bit.