Originally Posted by Skater
Care to share where?
Not sure why it is that you feel you must dispute just about everything I post.
I am not sure of the exact location, but I believe it was on E street, just North of the National Museum of Natural History. Usually we try and get to the Mall about 20 before 10 so we can take free space right on Mall(after 10) in front of the museum we want to see. The free parking is for two hours so you will have to move. Many move right at 12 so we often switch spaces with someone doing the same. We also often parked in a lot in Chinatown for $8 a day. I think on I street, it was full two weekends ago. We walk down from there and eat in Chinatown on the return. All rates are off if something is going on at the MCI center however. All the garages and lots jack the prices during events.
I suspect many choose the Metro because the layout of streets in DC is difficult to understand and taking the Metro just makes it easier. Parking downtown is just another option. That was the reason for me pointing this out. Sorry it had to be disputed.
Have fun in DC. It is a great city to see. The transportation exhibit at the American History museum is one of my favorites. The Spy museum is also very fun.