Nationals Park

Capacity: 41,546     Opened: April 2008

Republicans, Democrats, and Independents can all agree a trip to Nationals Park is a capital way to spend a day in the nation’s capital.

What makes this stadium unique?

Nationals Park mixes in a modern feel with the traditional architecture of the Capitol. The stadium is heavily influenced by Citizens Bank Park and Turner Field. The central field plaza is the popular entrance due to the accessibility from the subway. Under the white hanging lights fans are treated to pre-game live entertainment and a taste of Washington in concessions. Fans can also bring food and drink into the park. The outfield ambiance is aided by cherry trees, red flowers, and a large neon clock with the “W” logo. The home plate entrance is a must visit for those looking to learn more about the Nationals’ history and baseball in Washington. Paintings of Hall of Famers adorn the columns and fans can follow along with the light up history time lines on the concourse walls.

Dining and Nightlife

  1. Ben’s Chili Bowl

    Ben’s Chili Bowl1213 U Street Northwest
    Washington, DC
    20009

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    Ben’s Chili Bowl is a Washington DC staple and even though it’s served in Nationals Park, the original is a must visit!
  2. The Ugly Mug

    The Ugly Mug723 8th Street Southeast
    Washington, DC
    20003

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    The Ugly Mug provides a solid beer selection with plenty of drink specials and satisfying bar food. Red Sox fans will rejoice since this is team’s official DC bar. All other fans will be happy with the golf cart shuttle to the Nats games!
  3. DC-3

    DC-3423 8th Street Southeast
    Washington, DC
    20003

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    DC-3 is a hotdog lover’s Mecca. It’s hard to pick just one of the specialty dogs so consider splitting a few with your friends and grab a side of fried pickles!
  4. Cheesetique

    Cheesetique2411 Mount Vernon Avenue
    Alexandria, VA
    22301

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    More cheese please! Who knew grilled cheese could be enjoyed without your standard cheddar? Cheesetique improves upon your childhood favorites and pairs them with an impressive wine selection.
  5. Molly Malone’s

    Molly Malone’s713 8th Street Southeast
    Washington, DC
    20003

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    Located on Barracks Row, Molly Malone’s is a great spot to stop before games for their Nationals Special: $4 (20 oz.) Miller Lite and Yuengling Drafts two hours before the game and one hour after.

Transportation/Parking

Due to the limited parking around the stadium, fans are encouraged to use the Washington Metro system. The Green line’s Navy Yard – Ballpark station is located a block from the park. There are also Metrobus stops by the stadium that connect to the city and surrounding suburbs. If you feel adventurous, catch the water taxi to the game.

Weekend for Two
Residence Inn Marriott Carlyle (2 Nights) $198
Tickets (2 Upper RF Terrace) $12
Breakfast Complimentary at hotel
Friday Dinner (Cheesetique: ABC Panini, Pimiento Mac, 2 Glasses of Wine)
Saturday Lunch (Ben’s Chili Bowl: Bill Cosby’s Original Chili Half-Smoke, Veggie Dog, Chili Fries, 2 Sodas)
Saturday Dinner (The Ugly Mug: Large Veggie Pizza, 2 Cupcakes, 2 Beers)
Pre-game at Molly Malone’s (4 Drinks)
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$40$24

$41

$20

One Day Metrorail Pass (2) $18
Total $353

*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.

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