A family of 4 Kiwi's with one month in the USA, we will be in WDC for 3 days mid July. We don't like staying at big flashy hotels and our budget is under $200 a night. We don't have a car so have to rely on public transport. We love to eat out and want to do things like the Smithsonion and like the look of the DC by foot tour.
Any suggestions on where to stay and other "Not to be missed attractions" would be most appreciated.