First of all - Happy Holidays!
I am in New York for 5 nights for the first time and would like to go see Washington DC during the time. I checked the distance was about 200 miles. Can anyone please let me know the driving time? I am staying in Manhattan.
I wanted to go in the morning, look around and come back the same day. Is this possible? I don't want to stay overnight in Washington as this would not only involve hotel costs but would cut into my NYC time. Moreover, I believe many tours like the White House one are closed to public due to security reasons. I think 3-5 hours in Washington should be enough to just go thru the major attractions and get a photo in front of the White House :-)
One more thing - I am under 25 and avis said that under 25 renter's aren't allowed in Washington. Could I just rent the car in NJ and leave it back with them? How will they know where I went?