Capitol Hill is a good place to begin your tour at the National Mall.
. Due to its enormous size, the National Mall is best explored by bike than walking from one spot to another. It’s overwhelming to see all of them in one day–unless, of course, you are staying for a night or two. So, rent a bike from the nearby Union Station via www.bikethesites.com. Don’t forget to ask for a map.
Capitol Hill is famous as a place where laws are made and debated. There’s a free tour but you really have to queue up early in the morning since tickets are limited in a day. Good luck getting one. 🙂
It’s best to visit this part of the Capitol in the afternoon to get the most photogenic shots. Wait until sunset and the whole building turns to gold–as if touched by King Midas.
The rainbow shines after the rain at the Capitol’s dome. It was amazing.
The East side of the Capitol.
The dome at night.
The Capitol’s reflection on the Reflecting Pool at night.
The Capitol’s reflection on the Reflecting Pool during the day.
This is another side of the Capitol building. Remember, you can walk from here to the White House. It’s a bit of a walk but there are many things to see and do along the way.
Where to stay in Washington DC:
International House of Washington (Hostel)
1110 6th St. NW, Washington, DC.