Have been to DC a few times for work but never really had much time to play tourist and have a full day on Thursday and half day on Friday (need to leave DC by 2:30 PM) to explore. We (two adults, no kids) are driving through as part of a road trip so would love some suggestions based on the following:
1. We need a place to park our car and go from there to explore. Overnight parking not needed as we are staying at a hotel in MD. We are fine taking the train from anywhere we park as long as it's a safe area.
2. We love monuments/famous buildings/architecture - DC obviously has many so we'd like to prioritize
3. If taking a hop-on, hop-off thing can minimize walking and allow us to see more, we are all for it.
4. Budget - probably $100 per person for entrance fees/sightseeing/tour costs for the day and a half including parking our car (no need to include meals in this budget)
Thank you in advance!