My bf and I are visiting Washington for 2 nights in June.
We arrive via Amtrak from NYC on Monday June 3rd at approx 10pm and depart from DCA for Boston at 3:30pm on Wednesday June 5th. I know this doesn't give us much time in Washington unfortunately, so we'll just see what we can fit in.
We're wanting see the White House (I know we can't go in), the major monuments around the National Mall (from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol, happy to do a trolley tour for this) and probably visit the National Museum of American History and the Air and Space museum.
We'd like to keep our hotel costs to $250/night or less and I've found the Washington Plaza Hotel for just above this at $229 + tax.
Google maps makes it look relatively quick and easy to get to what we want to see by foot and metro - is this correct? Would this be a good choice for what we want to do or are there better options within our price range?