I have been dying to go to this museum for years now. I used to live in NJ and now that I am in Northern Virginia, there really is no excuse.... except of course traffic, so a strategic attempt at planning is in order.
I have a friend who will be arriving at BWI at noon on a weekday,in a couple weeks, and I thought that I would like to spend the afternnoon there. I know we both will enjoy it.
However, I am taking into consideration the fact that is is a day of travel for her and that it may wind up being a long day after arriving, getting a bite to eat, and then touring the museum. An alternative that I am considering is staying overnight, but of course expense is coming into play here. I WISH I could make it a real nice trip with selecting a historic B&B but that is less than likely. I spent quite a bit of time on the web Friday night looking at options, and justifying it all. Since it seems like the B&B idea is out of my range, I started looking at hotels. I just don't want something shabby, just reasonable and comfortable for the evening. I noted that some places would require a parking fee in addition to the room rate. YIKES!
Can anyone offer suggestions? I only live 80 miles from the airport, not far, but can be when traffic is factored in. I want the day to be pleasant for her, not exhausting! Thanks for any feedback!