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Getting around with limited mobility in Washington, DC

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I will be visiting Washington, DC with my brother-in-law and sister next week. My sister has cancer and it has recently spread and, although she is able to walk, she tires very easily and cannot walk long distances. This trip is one she very much wants to take, and postponing it is not an option.

We will be there for 6 days, so we do not have to be in a hurry. My question is how to best do this. We will have a rental car. If we divide the mall and monuments into sections, I'm thinking that will help.....do one end of the mall (Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam, etc) in one day. The next doing the Capitol, Post Office, etc, However, even the distance between these can be a long walk. Are there golf carts or something that can be rented to get from one monument to the next?

Arlington Cemetery is a must, so that will be one whole day. I believe you can pay to ride a trolley though the cemetery??

She really wants a boat ride on the Potomoc. I think you can take a boat tour to Mount Vernon?

I'm in the process of researching all of this, but I know the responses here are so helpful. Any suggestions for transportation and itinerary would be greatly appreciated.

Oh, and I should mention, she WILL not get in a wheelchair....so that is not an option.

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