We were hoping to get to DC sometime in the next year and H has vacation coming the week of July 4th. We thought it would be great to spend Independence Day in our nations capitol but I know it can get pretty nasty in the summer (I'm from NYC so I know from hot weather). So is it crazy to go when it's so hot?
If so, can anyone suggest hotels and also how many days do you think we'd need? We will of course do the obvious stuff (Monuments and memorials, white house tour, the capitol) but is there anything we should do that is kinda off the beaten path and is kid-friendly?