Welcome to DC.
Hey! My trip to Washington DC was great. What a city! First thing that comes to mind when you hear DC is probably The White House and Capitol Hill, and if you’re not that familiar with the history like me, you would think that’s it. OMG! The truth is that this City has more National history to show then any other city in USA. My trip was such an pleasant surprise and eyeopener. Learned so much more history about the country.
When you come to a city like this you’re going to have some serious debating about where to go. I talked to a 65 year old tour guide and even he hadn’t seen everything yet. So we decided to do the tour inside The Capitol Hill first. Very interesting. Don’t miss the tunnel through to the Thomas Jefferson Library Of Congress. The biggest library in the world.
On the left you see me outside The Smithsonian Institution. It was established with funds from James Smithson (1765-1829), a British scientist who left his estate to the United States to found “at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.”
This was the first building they put up to house the exhibitions, but now it’s visitor center and information for The Smithsonian which is the world’s largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums, 9 research centers and more than 140 affiliate museums around the world. The majority of the museums are in walking distance and located around the Mall. If you got to many blocks to cover and less time, use the good Metro system that’s in the heart of DC.