When we arranged our trip for May to Mexico, New York and finally DC we didn't realize we were there on Memorial Day arriving evening of 23 and departing 28. On reading forum posts it sounds like this is not a great idea? We are staying at the Rouge in Dupont Circle.
I have a few questions please and would appreciate your advice.
1)Will places of interest e.g. Smithsonian, LOC, Arlington Cemetery plus others be open to the public for visiting that day or closed? (We have a long list of things we want to see so need to plan our itinerary).
2) Will we be able to easily get around on foot from our hotel to places of interest as one post mentions lots of traffic and road closures?
3)We presume there will be big queues everywhere for sightseeing (whatever may be open) so should book tickets in advance wherever possible?
4) Are dinner reservations in advance necessary?
Thanks in advance. Any advice to make our time in DC (first visit) run a little smoother would be appreciated.