First time trip from 6/20-6/23. Me, husband, sons 9 and 12. Flying into Reagan, staying at Holiday Inn Rosslyn. No car, plan on using Metro. Already got Metro cards with $20 each on them (hoping that will be enough, but will add if I have to!). I don't want a super-rigid schedule with specific times to be places, but do want an idea of where we're heading each day. How does this sound? Would really like some honest feedback!
Wed--Arrive just before lunch, take metro to hotel and check in. Then spend afternoon/evening seeing monuments:
Thursday - Morning
Tour of Capitol (11:00)
Lunch at Union Station
Thursday - Afternoon
Old Post Office Pavilion/Clock tower
White House (unfortunately, no tour!)
Madam Tussaud's (if time)
Line up for Engraving/Printing Tickets
Smithsonian - Castle, American History, Natural History, Air & Space, American Art/Portrait Gallery.
Bureau Engraving/Printing at appointed time
Any Smithsonian we missed prior day
Flight back at 5:00