“The Mall” is a term used to describe a strip of park land between the Washington Memorial and the Capitol Building.
Between these two buildings and along the Mall are other famous buildings including the Smithsonian Museums, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Castle, the National Gallery of Art, National Air and Space Museum, Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Hirsborn Museum (to name a few).
Beside the Washington Memorial on one side is the Whitehouse and on the other the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Behind it is the Lincoln Memorial.
In the area surrounding the Mall are the Supreme Court, the Canadian Embassy, the Federal Triangle, the J. Edgar Hoover (FBI) building, the Hard Rock Cafe and the National Portrait Gallery.
There is so much going on in this area; at one point I sat and watched an ultimate game in front of the National Gallery!