DC is a fabulous town for visiting with kids but an visiting museums and monuments for an entire vacation has its limits. Here are some suggestions you might consider:
- Recommended books to help with your planning:
- Mission Washington, DC: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure (for Kids)" by Catherine Aragon
- "Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian: The Official Kids Guide to the Smithsonian Institution" by Emily B. Korrell
- Glen Echo Park: the premier amusement park in the Washington area until it closed 1968. Today, Glen Echo still has been restored and has a lot to offer including a 1921 restored carousel and a children's theater. The park is particularly great at night when all the neon lights are lit up. Check the Glen Echo website for schedules and hours of operation. The park is only 7 miles away but there is no Metro nearby. If you don't have a car, Uber is the best option. lin
- Boomerang Pirate Ship: Great family fun, kids love it when the boat is "attacked" by a pirate and must defend the ship with a water canon. Just be aware that the adult cruises are for the beer-drinking college crowd. Cruises start from the Georgetown waterfront.
- Washington Nationals: seeing a major league game is a wonderful way for the family to spend an evening and is only a Metro ride away. Tickets can be purchased online.
- Kennedy Center: