After spending five days in NYC, we rented a car to travel around the US East coast. We drove through 10 states and 1 district....all in the course of a week. Again, we were blessed with perfect weather, our accomodations were 5 star....really much better than I had expected, and we say so much of what we had heard about for years.
Our first stop was Washington DC. We walked around, then drove around seeing the sights. We had intended to get out in the evening to see the city lights, but once we were settled in our comfy hotel, we decided to have an really night.
Although security is fairly high, we still managed to see all we wanted to see. Next time we will spend a few days here and take in the Smithsonian.