I am a 20-year-old college student, and I am going on a trip alone to D.C. for a few days (however many days my budget permits) this summer. I have never traveled alone before, so I am clueless about how to plan. I don't know how to plan where to stay, how to travel when there, what to do, etc. FYI, my budget/available fund is ~$1200. Is this enough for a trip alone? If it's more than enough, I might plan another trip to another city...perhaps Boston. I live in NYC btw.
So please any suggestions/advice please, especially about transportation and a place to stay. I don't drive btw, and a plane is a no-no.