I will be in the DC area from Thanksgiving through the next Friday, so 7 days of actual sightseeing time. Our base will be in Silver Spring at my partners parents' house. We will have a car but can also use the Metro if recommended.
I used to live in Rockville as a teenager and he grew up in Silver Spring so we have done most of the usual tourist destinations many times. What I am looking for are things to see and do that maybe take us off the Mall and the Monuments?
I know it is a bit usual but I do want to go to Mt. Vernon one day. Are there some other places to go in that area that are worth seeing?
If we don't have a plan we will end up sitting in front of the TV all day watching the news or going shopping. So not the way I want to spend my vacation.
I feel like this is a bit vague so feel free to ask for more info if you need it. Thanks!