We're driving up from Virginia to spend a day in DC this Friday (Sept 18th). We were planning on parking somewhere and doing it on foot. We want to see the popular highlights...The Capital, Holocaust Museum, Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, Washington National Cathedral, Lincoln Memorial, and anything else we have time for.
Is it better to park the car and take the Metro? Is there a reasonably priced place to park the car? Is there a parking garage located near one of these attractions, so we know how to plan out our day?
Also, what good restaurants are in this area (nothing highfalutin or fancy, just something maybe ecclectic or unusual enough to write home about. Oh yeah, food must be edible.
We would do the walking tour, but it's only available at 7pm that day, and we want to head home by 6pm.
We're also considering the bike and roll. Is that a good way to get around?