Well even though I see very little forum posting here I'll try anyway. Can anyone give me suggestions on visiting D.C. for the day by car or public transportation (the Metro?) for a long day trip? We will have a rental car but have heard stories about the difficulty in finding parking in the Capitol Mall area. Does anyone have suggestions on a good place to park and see this area? Or would it be better to drive to a Metro station and take the train into the area, if so which station would be the best to get to from Leesburg? The three of us are open to walking but at the same time want to see as much as we can without spending too much time just getting from point to point. If it takes a while for someone to see this post, my trip will be in late October 2007.