We are a 63 y.o. couple in good walking shape, although we'll get the week long Metro pass. I have tentatively planned a schedule around timed reservations and wonder if it sounds do-able.
Tues: We will be flying in next Tues to DCA @ 4:40pm. Plan on taking a taxi to our hotel: Marriott Residence Inn Capitol, grab a bite at their free dinner that starts @ 6pm, and then walk the west half of the mall til we drop that evening, since we'll still be on CA time. (I'm told we might have to break that up into more evenings)
Wed: Early am: Take Metro to Eastern Market and buy lunch fixin's for the week and maybe even some dinner stuff since we will have a full kitchen.
Rest of morning: Smithsonian, either A&S or American Indian.
1:30pm: US Capitol Tour, then take tunnel to Library of Congress and sign up for 3:30 pm tour if available or just walk around.
Thurs: 9am Ford Theatre Tour
2pm Supreme Court Tour
Friday: Smithsonian museums, White House Visitor Center
5pm dinner Cava Mezze res.
7pm Marine Barracks Evening Parade gate opening.
Satur: mornings: Smithsonian's or Eastern Market to pick up more food.
2:30pm Nat'l Archives Timed Entry.
rest of afternoon: Smithsonians extended hours til 7:30pm.
Sun: 7am Take metro to DCA and pick up a rental car. Drive back to hotel and pick up luggage and friends. Drive to Richmond to meet rest of golf group by 12:30pm for a week's golfing in Williamsburg.
Wed, Thurs, or Sat: 6pm Kennedy Center Mellenium Stage performance. And a tour if we get there before 5pm W or Th. Depends on which day our nephew can meet us for lunch/dinner, who works @ 2nd & D St SE. If we go out for dinners, will probably stick to places along Barracks Row and try to eat early to avoid the young crowd.
We've been to DC before with the kids' 8th grade DC trips, but it's been 25 years, so repeating some and leaving off the farther out places we've already visited.
What do you think?