Fellow traveler experts! need insight, guidence, four-one-one for what will be our first trip to Washington DC.
Target timeframe: 4th of July week, (June 29-July 7th).
5 adults traveling; 2 rooms needed.
We've heard it is best to stay in a hotel outside of DC, especially since our budget is pretty tight. Safe location is priority. We would like to visit all the top museums as time allows, & again because of budget constraints, freebies will be tops!
budget, safe hotels below $80/night?
quaint shopping areas, where we could actually "slow" a couple evenings down?
We are in our 30's & 40's, from California & fit, so we are ready to get the tennies shoes on & explore!
Thank you for your input!