I'm flying to DC this late afternoon with my mother. I've been to DC a handful of times, she's been there once before. We did the main touristy attractions such as LM, White House. etc. I've seen some of the Smithsonians but she would like to see as much of them as possible.
We are staying around the Columbia Heights Metro Station area and I believe we have the public transport system to the museums all set. Anyhow, on the first week of January I was on U St and had a really nice time but I would like to do it again in temperatures above freezing level (lol). Last time I was there I stumbled on a bunch of cool little bars, and one with a fantastic jazz show. Anyone knows the name of a place to enjoy some jazz on U St? Not limited to U St, other suggestions are appreciated, particularly something that starts early in the evening.
Also are there any absolutely MUST eat restaurants you guys feel we cannot miss in DC?
I did check out the hidden gems on the Top Questions so the botanic garden and the congress library are a possibility in our itinerary but the museums are the priority.
Additionally, we would like to visit Old Town, Alexandria on Friday. Any suggestions on the best way to get there?
Thanks in advance!