My daughter and I will be traveling to Virginia while on a college hunting trip and thought we would take a day and explore DC. We plan on dropping our car off at one of the outlying Metro stations and visiting the Mall area first. Then, we hope to go visit Washington Cathedral for evensong at 5:30pm. With a later tour after the evensong on that evening. (probably will be over around 8:00pm).
We thought we would take a city bus up to the cathedral and back that night. But we are unsure about the safety in that part of the city at that time of night?
Any pointers or help about our plans?