Washington - Day 4 and 5
What a cute little Prairie Dog!
After the zoo, we headed on down to Jury's Washington Hotel which we got at a great rate of $139/night. Here's a peak at the room:
It was located right on Dupont Circle, a great location to jump on the Metro early on Day 5 to head to the Capitol Building for a tour. We had been told we would need to be there at 7am to get tickets for that day (first come, first served) but by the time we arrived, it was almost 9am. We decided to see what tours were still available and found that by the time we got to the front of the line we were scheduled for a 10:30am tour - perfect! We strolled around The Mall while we waited and passed by the Smithsonian:
Unfortunately we missed out on visiting the National Air and Space Museum but the Capitol was well worth it.
The Dome - Outside
The Dome - Inside
This last shot is the point where Washington is divided into the four quadrants (NE, NW, SE and SW). Directly above is the Rotunda while below is a tomb that was initially designed for George Washington (who was later buried in Virginia instead).
Our final stop was at Union Station which, when built in 1907 was the largest train station in the world!
So there you go - A guided tour of Washington D.C!
I hope you enjoyed it!