The National Press Club is where journalists and media types hang out. It’s pretty amazing, and the food is also really good.

As a part of my program, I have a lot of my classes at the National Press Club, and each time I visit, I get this feeling like I’ve found the place where I belong. The club has the style of a classic parlor, salon, ballroom, bar, etc. from the early 1900s.

Every inch of the place has a little history to it.

Famous original photos and portraits of VIPs line the walls of the NPC, and various awards are displayed out in the open. The statue of “Princess Alice” was my personal favorite artifact.

At the National Press Club, I watched the State of the Union, met USA Today reporter Donna Leinwand Leger, took selfies in the ballroom, and explored with my classmates and former NPC President Gil Klein.

A couple weeks ago, I even heard Attorney General Eric Holder speak at the Press Club’s ballroom.

It’s so cool, guys. If you ever get the chance to go, I highly recommend it. The feeling of journalistic history and esteem is worth the trip and then some.

My personal favorite photo of Gil Klein (my professor and former president of the National Press Club). Here, he's talking about "Princess Alice," the ugly wood statue that stands in front of his old office at the National Press Club.

My personal favorite photo of Gil Klein (my professor and former president of the National Press Club). Here, he’s talking about “Princess Alice,” the ugly wood statue that stands in front of his old office at the National Press Club. The statue is named after Alice Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter, and it was originally found on a trip to Alaska with President Warren G. Harding.

Here I stand with USA Today reporter and former President of the National Press Club Donna Leinwand Leger after a luncheon held for Attorney General Eric Holder. (Canon Rebel T3i/18-55mm)

Here I stand with USA Today reporter and former President of the National Press Club Donna Leinwand Leger after a luncheon held for Attorney General Eric Holder.

Cupcakes decorated with an image of Lady Liberty were served at the National Press Club’s luncheon for Attorney General Eric Holder. (Canon Rebel T3i/18-55mm)

Cupcakes decorated with an image of Lady Liberty were served at the National Press Club’s luncheon for Attorney General Eric Holder.

Attorney General Eric Holder receives a commemorative mug from National Press Club president and Bloomberg First Word editor John Hughes during a luncheon held Tuesday, Feb. 17. (Canon Rebel T3i/18-55mm)

Attorney General Eric Holder receives a commemorative mug from National Press Club president and Bloomberg First Word editor John Hughes during a luncheon held Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Ending, of course, with an NPC mirror selfie!

Ending, of course, with an NPC mirror selfie!