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Celebrate July Fourth On The National Mall

Celebrate July Fourth On The National Mall Jul 4th, 2012 at 9:00AM: If you're looking for a unique and fun way to celebrate Independence Day today, and you're fortunate enough to live close to Washington D.C., you may want to drop by the National Mall to take part in the annual festivities. The iconic monuments and memorials that make up the Mall should make for an inspiring backdrop to a full day of events. Among the more memorable attractions on the National...

Capital Bikeshare stations could be coming to the National Mall

Capital Bikeshare stations could be coming to the National Mall Nov 30th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Anyone who has ever visited the National Mall in Washington, D.C. knows just how congested with traffic the area can be at times. In addition to the usual day-to-day commuters, of which there are plenty, there are always a large number of tourists milling about as well. Travelers often make the pilgrimage to visit the Washington and Lincoln Monuments, along with the host of other attractions that...

Photos: The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Photos: The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Aug 23rd, 2011 at 12:00PM: Although the formal dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, DC, is not until August 28 (as we indicated in this post last week), the memorial officially opened on Monday. I was among the hundreds of tourists and locals that visited the new MLK Memorial and below are some photos I took of the site. To give you a sense of what you will be looking at, the King...

First look at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in DC

First look at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in DC Aug 20th, 2011 at 11:00AM: On August 28, 48 years to the day that Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his legendary "I Have a Dream" speech, the nation's capital will dedicate a memorial to him on the National Mall. The Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial will be the first memorial on the Mall dedicated to an African-American and the first solo memorial for a non-president. The MLK Memorial is located on...

Spend Independence Day in a national park

Spend Independence Day in a national park Jun 27th, 2011 at 8:00AM: The Fourth of July holiday has always been a popular one in the U.S. This coming weekend, millions of people across the country will gather with friends and family to celebrate the day our country won its independence with food, music, and fireworks. It is a tradition like no other, and one that is made all the better when combined with another great American tradition – the national parks....

Smithsonian in National Latino Musuem controversy

Smithsonian in National Latino Musuem controversy Apr 23rd, 2011 at 2:00PM: The Smithsonian Institution is considering building a National Museum of the American Latino in Washington, DC, but is facing controversy over the idea. The museum is planned for the National Mall, shown here in this image courtesy Andrew Bossi, and would complete a set of museums that include the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of African American History and...

Tips for taking photos of memorials on Memorial Day

Tips for taking photos of memorials on Memorial Day May 26th, 2008 at 10:40AM: Perhaps you've been one of the people jockeying for position to snap a photo of a memorial that other people are also trying to capture. Getting a photo that looks different than what the person standing next to you has taken can be a challenge. Plus, memorials are inanimate objects that might not look all that interesting in those vacation photos after all. I came across these photo tips for...

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