We are leaving tomorrow morning for DC and are very excited.
Sunday we are thinking of touring the National Gallery of Art (West Building) and visiting Washington National Cathedral.
We are planning on getting a week pass on the Metro. From the West Building of the art musuem, what is the best way to get to the Cathedral? We will need a recommendation for an inexpensive lunch somewhere by the museum or the Cathedral or inbetween.
Or is Sunday a bad day to visit the cathedral?
If we metro as close as we can to the cathedral, how much should a taxi charge for the rest of the way? Do taxis charge per person or per trip? (There are 4 of us.)
Sunday night we booked the Party Shuttle DC the Lights Tour.
Monday we plan on visiting Air and Space interrupted by a 2:00 tour of the Capitol. We will try to eat lunch in the basement of one of the Capitol buildings. Recommendations?
Tuesday we have to decide if a White House tour at 11:00 am is worth giving up time at one of the Smithsonians?
I have heard the White House tour is not too exciting. Thank you again for your recommendations.
Tuesday afternoon we want to visit Arlington Cemetary by Tourmobile and finish off with the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps Silent Drill. How early should we get to the Cemetary to enjoy it fully? Should we take beach towels to sit on the grass for the Silent Drill? How early should we get there to get a good place to sit?
Wednesday we hope to be at Mt. Vernon near 8 am. We also have an appointment at the Library of Congress at 1:45. Will that rush our visit of Mt. Vernon? What time should we leave Mt. Vernon in order to eat lunch in a basement of Library of Congress? I guess there is a restarant there.
Do you think we are crowding too much into Wednesday? I don't want to pay for Mt. Vernon and then feel rushed into leaving before we are ready. I would rather spend the time at a "free" musuem in the morning if we are too rushed.
I don't know how much time to schedule for transit times on the Metro and then time for lunch.
Thursday we come home!
We are staying at Embassy Suites Downtown if that info helps.
Thank you. Your reviews have helped so much!