For one semester in college I lived and studied in London. Every free second I had I used to explore this amazing city and the surrounding countryside. By the time I returned to Washington, DC, I realized that I knew London far better than the city I had called home for over two years. I made a vow to no longer take for granted what DC has to offer and finally explore my home.
It wasn’t until I became a mom several years later than I finally began to enjoy DC. We’ve spent countless hours at the National Zoo, walking the grounds of the Mall, and exploring various Smithsonian museums. Recently we checked out a hidden treasure: The National Aquarium, which is housed in the lower level of the Commerce Building just moments from the National Mall.