The preference is not to take a bus tour from New York but to make our own way to DC probably by train and do the sightseeing ourselves.
After Washington we would like to see Boston, so may catch a flight to Boston and then come back to New York (from Boston) - either fly or take a bus/train.
We are not too much into art galleries but happy to see all the main historical attractions of Washington such as the White house, etc and walk around , getting the feel of the city.
My questions are:
Is one day enough to spend in Washington or should we stay overnight.
If staying overnight, can you recommend any hotels in the centre of Washington approx $200 per night for 2 adults
Is it worthwhile doing a hop on/off bus
How far is the airport from the city of Washington
Thanks in advance