No trip to the District is complete without a visit to Nationals Park. Check out one of the most exciting up-and-coming teams in all of Major League Baseball at any of the Nationals' 81 regular-season home games all spring and summer long. With great views of the nation's capital and easy access to the rest of DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia, there's nothing better than taking in America's pastime in Washington, DC.
Visit nationals.com/visitdc and use coupon code VISITDC to receive up to 35% off tickets. Let the kids get in on the action when you visit the Family Fun Area, Build-a-Bear Workshop and the Exxon Strike Zone. Hungry? Ballpark flavors at Nationals Park go beyond peanuts and Cracker Jacks, and include popular favorites like Ben’s Chili Bowl and Shake Shack.
Nationals Park is located in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood in Southeast Washington along the Anacostia River. It is bounded by South Capitol Street to the west, N Street to the north, First Street to the east and Potomac Avenue to the south. It is at 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.
It's the way to go to the ballgame. Take the Green Line to the Navy Yard station. The Navy Yard station is just half a block away and will accommodate 24,000 passengers an hour. Plus, Metro has over 57,000 parking spaces at their Park and Ride lots. To get free personalized routing, click here.
There are six routes serving Nationals Park: 70, P1, P2, V7, V8 and V9. To get free personalized routing, click here.
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To sample local bites, take yourself out to the ballgame. Nationals Park houses outposts of some of DC’s best-loved eateries, including Ben’s Chili Bowl, Flippin’ Pizza, Hard Times Cafe and Shake Shack. For more dining options nearby, head to Barracks Row or 8th Street S, for an eclectic lineup of hip restaurants and happening bars.
Shake Shack is now open at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk, one of the hottest destinations in professional sports. The new restaurant row features celebrity chef Danny Meyer’s signature eateries Blue Smoke, Shake Shack, El Verano Taqueria and Box Frites. $5 happy hour beer specials are available 2½ hours prior to the scheduled first pitch at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk Bar for home games.
More dining options abound on Capitol Hill, where you can sample JFK’s favorite roast beef sandwich at The Monocle or taste interesting wines by the half-glass at Sonoma. Enjoy a sirloin with a view at Charlie Palmer Steak or sip a pint of Guinness with your senator’s staff at The Dubliner Pub.
Here are a few more things you must see, do and have at the ballpark this season:
Eat at the Red Porch Restaurant. You can experience the sights and sounds of the Center Field Plaza as well as the playing field while you enjoy a delicious meal. The menu offers everything from creative salads to a variety of wings, and you can wash it down with a wide selection of American microbrews that will get you ready for game time.
See the statues of Washington’s baseball greats. You don’t want to miss the bronze statues of Walter Johnson, Josh Gibson and Frank Howard when you enter through the Center Field Gate. These players paved the way for baseball in Washington, and they’re now immortalized at Washington’s newest monument: Nationals Park.
Watch MASN’s pre- and post-game show. Get the latest news out of Nats Park as Johnny Holliday and Ray Knight host the pre- and post-game shows live from the Center Field Plaza.
Get a photo with the GEICO Racing Presidents. George, Tom, Abe and Teddy all have a seven-foot stationary Bobblehead waiting for you. Get your photo with the GEICO Racing Presidents Bobbleheads or see them in person after the GEICO Presidents Race in the Nats Family Fun Area.
Eat to your heart’s content. The Nats have partnered with world-renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer and his Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) to bring Nationals fans a winning array of culinary offerings at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk: Blue Smoke, Shake Shack, El Verano Taquería and Box Frites.
Take your friends to the Red Loft Bar. Don’t miss the action at DC’s hottest outdoor bar! At the Red Loft, you will have a great view of the game and the city along with an amazing party atmosphere.
Run the bases like Ryan Zimmerman. Every Sunday is Family Fun Day with Signature Sundays and Kids Run the Bases. Get autographs from your favorite Nationals players before the game, and kids ages 4-12 can run the bases after the final out.
Sit in Section 401. Tickets are just $5 at the box office on the day of the game. Where else can you watch a great game and get a spectacular view of the Capitol Dome and the Washington Monument?
Visit nationals.com/visitdc or call (202) 675-NATS(6287) to reserve your seats.