We just got the ok to move forward and book this trip. Driving from Chicago August 3rd and want to show the sites to our kids. But, I'm hearing we can't get into the must see sites on this short notice.
I saw some nice enough hotels on Groupon for $115 night. We will have our minivan and would like to avoid paying lots of parking. Smithsonian would be a must see.
What should we see? What's the best way to plan a trip? Wheres the best place to stay? ANY AND ALL ADVICE WELCOME