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19 Kid-Friendly Attractions & Hands-On Museums in Washington, DC

DC’s wealth of museums and attractions means there are always magical places where kids are transported from the ho-hum of touring to the “Wow!” of experiencing. Many of these sites feature interactive exhibits and entertainment to help capture the attention of even the littlest sightseer. Begin...

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Lobby
15 Great Spots to Watch the Fourth of July Fireworks in Washington, DC

Watching the fireworks is one of the highlights of DC’s Fourth of July celebrations, and there plenty of interesting sites from which to view them. However, 2020 presents a different set of circumstances due to COVID-19. DC is currently in Phase Two of reopening. You can watch and listen to DC...

Best spots to watch the Fourth of July fireworks in Washington, DC - Fireworks over the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument
Visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC

Although this museum previously reopened, as of November 23 it will be temporarily closed until further notice. Learn more . What and where is the National Museum of American History? The National Museum of American History is located on Constitution Avenue NW and runs along the National Mall ...

@washingtondcua - Tour guide with group in Smithsonian National Museum of American History - Free museum in Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: Summer in Washington, DC

As you plan your family trip to DC, we’re here to remind you of all the free things to do this summer in the District. From July 4th fireworks and holiday concerts to special events like the Memorial Day parade, summer in Washington, DC makes for an unforgettable time, and it doesn’t have to hurt...

Free Things to Do This Summer in Washington, DC - July Fourth Fireworks, Parades, Free Festivals and More
11 Kid-Friendly Hotels in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a family-friendly destination, filled with free things to do and America’s most famous monuments and memorials . The city makes for an engaging and educational destination for the kids, and these DC hotels are sure to make your family’s visit that much more enjoyable. Find...

Families at the Hyatt House Washington hotel at The Wharf - The best kid-friendly hotels in Washington, DC
Where to Find Water Parks & Outdoor Pools In & Around Washington, DC

When planning your best summer ever in Washington, DC, you may want to include a relaxing trip to an outdoor pool or a day-long adventure at a water park near DC. No worries – we have you covered with some of the best options at your disposal, including outdoor public pools, splash parks and hotel...

View of the water park at Six Flags America's Hurricane Harbor - Water parks in and around Washington, DC
3 Days in Washington, DC for Families

Morning Start your day at the Willard InterContinental for a historic breakfast in the same building where Abraham Lincoln used to stay and where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. completed his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Then visit any (or all) of DC's famous monuments and memorials on the Nat...

Family picnicking on National Mall by Lincoln Memorial
10 Ways to Make the Most of Winter in Washington, DC

Wintertime is always the right time to visit DC. When the temperatures drop, the District heats up with dazzling light displays, seasonal deals, warm and comforting drinks and so much more. Plan the best vacation ever and discover holiday magic in Washington, DC. A quick reminder: please wear a...

Holiday hotel packages, deals and discounts this winter in Washington, DC
9 Ways to Make the Most of Fall in Washington, DC

While spring and summer get much of the glory in Washington, DC, as the leaves turn shades of auburn, the nation’s capital buzzes with beauty. Although DC is still in Phase Two of its recovery from COVID-19, there are still plenty of virtual and in-person ways to savor autumn in the nation’s...

@iampoojatiwari - Fall Foliage at the Lincoln Memorial - Washington, DC
Staycation Hotel Deals in Washington, DC

Hotels all over DC, and even some just outside of it, are offering heavily discounted rooms and luxury suites to locals throughout the coming months. If you are seeking a new hotel workspace, a romantic escape or an offbeat adventure, then check out these standout Stay Local DC offers . Please make...

Eaton Hotel DC Room View