I'm planning a 2-day getaway to DC with my mother and sister, and I would like some help putting an itinerary together to make the best of our little trip. We arrive this Friday, stay at the Club Quarters hotel, and leave Saturday. I will be driving. This is what I have so far:
Friday: arrive around noon, have a light lunch (suggestions are much appreciated), abandon the car -if it's not necessary to get to the sites-, check-in at the hotel, visit a site or 2, then dinner.
Saturday: breakfast (suggestions are much appreciated), off to see more sites, then early dinner before heading back to PA.
We want see the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the reflective pool, and of course, the White House. We won't be visiting the museums on this trip beings that it's Labor Day weekend and I'm assuming the lines will be long. We also want to visit the Georgetown Cupcake store.
Here are my questions:
In which order should we visit the sites would make more sense, and make the most out of our short visit?
Should we drive or use public transportation? If public transportation is the way to go, could you provide information on the best methods (train, bus, and which ones)?
The Georgetown Cupcake store... What time is best to visit (when the lines aren't too long)? If the line is always long, we'll settle for ordering in advance.
Any not crazy-expensive restaurant suggestions for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
Sorry for all the questions. Thank you in advance.