Address: Between 4th and 14th Streets NW; Jefferson Dr. and Madison Dr. NW

Don’t roll your eyes. The National Mall is more than a tourist-friendly area, especially at night. If you’re a fan of the late-night run or bike ride, the National Mall is perfect: its open 24 hours a day, and it’s free. Even if you're simply looking for an open space to chill after hours, the National Mall is always a wise decision. Just park your car somewhere near Pennsylvania Avenue and explore Even many lifelong D.C. residents forgot about  how clutch the area was during the government shutdown. It's definitely not something to be taken for granted, especially when everything else is closed.