We'll be traveling to Washington DC for a week, and I'm trying to figure out some stuff with the metro.
I saw a page that talked about a short trip pass, which lets you take unlimited short trips (under $3.60), and I'm curious if it's worth it for getting around the capitol area. According to the metro website the trip from our hotel to the Smithsonian station is only $2.55.
Lastly, according to the website children 5 and under can ride free with an adult. Ours turns 6 partway through the trip. Do they actually check ages, or is it kind of an honor system?
Also, after the trip, it is possible to get a refund on the balance of the cards? I'd hate to lose a bunch of money because we overestimated how much we'd need.