We will be visiting DC from the 3rd through the 6th. I see that it will be very busy time but my sons are dying to see the fireworks over the mall. We were happy to see some good reviews of the Embassy Suites on 22nd street because that is where we have reservations. Does anyone know of anything else that is going on that is not to be missed while we are there? Also looking for some suggestions of good beaches that are on the way back to new york. To go to Cape MAy and wildwood was adding on about 4 hours to our only 5 hour trip. Would love to hear some ideas for a couple of night stay for a nice relaxing beach. Thanks.