We're planning a 6 day visit to Washington this summer (July 26-Aug 2) with our 2 kids (14 and 10).
We have reserve a room at the Avenue Suites in Georgetown (corner of Pennsylvania and L Street NW) since the room fits our needs (2 queens, full kitchen, living room) and the price fits our budget. The hotel seems to be close to a Metro (Foggy Bottom) and gets great reviews. Is there any issue with the area?
For our week we are planning the following:
July 26: Arriving in late afternoon.
July 27: National Archives, national museum of national history (+Insect Zoo) (am), Capitol and Ford’s Theatre (pm)
July 28: Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial (am), national museum of arts (pm)
July 29: Holocaust Museum (am), national aquarium (pm)
July 30: national air and space museum (am), national museum of national history (+Insect Zoo) (pm)
July 31: Gettysburgh
Aug, 1: National Zoo, Marines evening parade
Aug. 2: going back home
Sooooooo. Does the plan seem doable? Do you see major issues?
I read a lot about the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Centre. But it seems so far away from everything! We will have a car so driving is not an issue. Is the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Centre worthy of such a big detour or is the national air and space museum enough for our teen guy? The reviews are raving about this place. Opinions please? If you had to chose between the museum and the Centre...Edited: 10 January 2014, 03:17