It just hit me - 2 weeks from today I'm going to be in Madrid, Spain with my family and I have *no idea* what the "don't miss" sights of Madrid are. I know we should see the Prado, but besides that I'm clueless. Have any of you been, what do you recommend? We will be getting in at 9 am on Dec 27 and leaving the morning of Dec 31. We were also thinking about taking a day trip out to Toledo but didn't know if it was better to take a tour or go ourselves on the bus/train.
The people going on the trip/ages are
cousin and her husband(25)
sister and other female cousin (22)
Everyone is in decent shape, actually Grandma is probably the most active of all of us (6+ miles of hiking a week) and we would like to do both the "touristy" things as well as some not so well known sights.
Thanks for all the help - I'm hoping this topic expands to other peoples travel questions. I've been to London, Dublin, Rome, San Juan Puerto Rico, Nassau The Bahamas, all up and down the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. (Maine down to D.C.) and to San Francisco, so if anyone needs help with planning for these places let me know!