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Parking Lots/Garages Near Smithsonian/National Mall

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Parking Lots/Garages Near Smithsonian/National Mall
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I am looking for parking lots or garages that are close walking distance to the Smithsonian/National Mall. I would prefer not to pay more than about $25.00 a day. We will be there the week after Easter so I realize it will be crowded. Do the lots fill up quickly...how early would I need to arrive to get a spot? Any recommendations or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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1. Re: Parking Lots/Garages Near Smithsonian/National Mall
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Here's a recent thread. - tripadvisor.com/…48399810

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The above poster seems to work for the Reagan Building Parking garage, given their user name. And while there is a fine line between information and advertising, I believe their post crosses it. The Reagan Building is nearest to *PART* of the Mall and *SOME* of the Smithsonian Museums (notably American History and Natural History). But if you are going to the National Gallery or Air & Space other garages are closer.

The RR garage probably is the biggest in D.C. (although I question whether Union Station is larger, for example), but it is NOT the closest to the White House -- the garages along 15th Street north of E Street and along H Street are going to be closer. Whether it is the safest and most secured is also debatable, although I'll concede it is quite secured as you have to go through a security checkpoint to park as it is under government offices.

The RR garage is a good solution for many visitors to many sites, and is frequently recommended. But lets not oversell it as the perfect solution for the entire Mall / Smithsonian area.

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topic is a little old but since I am researching the same thing I wanted to put a link in this thread for future people who are searching.

…about.com/od/…ParkingNearMall.htm

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