Wildlife of the DC metro area. These were captured in various areas, including nearby parks, the butterfly exhibit on the National Mall, the long grassy walkway linking many of the national memorials and museums, the exhibits in the Natural History Museum, and more. I would recommend visiting any of them once, or more if you are into parks and plants. Most of these are free, except for the Natural History Museum’s exhibit. These photos were taken with a macro lens; YRMV with anything other than. Check out the Hope Diamond.
These buildings should be pretty recognizable. The National Mall features the nationals most prestigious free museums of many themes for visitors of all kinds. My favorites were the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Money!) and Postal Museums as they are relatively unique and new to me. Learn about how your mail gets delivered to you every day or how the US battles money counterfeiting. Most of the other museums, such as the art museums, natural history, etc have bigger versions elsewhere such as in New York.
Having had to go on a food tour with my previous co-workers while I was in Washington D.C., I had to post these. These historical buildings associated with some of our founding fathers and restaurants are located near the Eastern Market Metro station. Some of the most famous people in American history lived in these dwellings. Hope these pictures awaken your salivary glands. The food speaks for itself. The D.C. metro area has a very diverse population so the food is expensive as well. Expect to pay at least $10 for lunch and $15 for dinner if eating out or shopping at your local supermarket. Luckily, the warehouse clubs are the same price everywhere.