My family will be visiting the DC Metro area at the end of April as part of a work-related visit to the Holocaust Museum. We'll be arriving at the Museum early on a Thursday, and have lodging reservations onbase in Annapolis for that evening (I realize that I could stay much closer to DC, but the price savings was HUGE!). The next morning, the intent is to drive to the New Carrollton metro station and take the metro in so my daughter can enjoy the DC tourist sites. I grew up just outside of DC so I'm familiar with the city (and traffic!), but I've never been to Annapolis so I'm looking for a decent place to have dinner, how late the shops in the "tourist" section of Annapolis stay open in case we still have energy to do a bit of sightseeing after our day at the museum, as well as an idea of the actual commute time (both from DC via car, and to DC via car/metro).
As far as schedule goes, here's what we've got:
Thursday- arrive in DC, visit Holocaust Museum, transit to lodging in Annapolis.
Friday- check out of hotel, all day in DC, commute to relatives north of Baltimore.
Thanks for any advice/input!