Discover why Washington D.C. is  a great place for a family vacation.
  • Feb15

    The White House

    The First Lady’s office announced today that the White House will reopen for tours on Tuesday, March 7th. Click here for the complete press release with information about tour times.

    As has been the practice in the past, requests for tickets to tour the White House should be submitted through your Member of Congress or Senator. Don’t know who that is? Click here and enter your zip code to find your Member of Congress and click here to find your Senator.

    Keep in mind requests may be made up to three months in advance and should be made no less than 21 days in advance.

  • Aug31

    The National Building Museum has a really cool Icebergs exhibit that will only be here until Monday. If you are in DC for Labor Day weekend this would be a great thing to do with your family.

    iceberg glow

    At the Icebergs exhibit there are big and small icebergs and ones that glow and icebergs inside of an iceberg. Icebergs is almost as cool as Beach last summer.

    There are two slides and a viewing tower to see the top of the icebergs. There are also bean bags to sit and play in. My favorite part was seeing all of the icebergs because it was so realistic.

    national building museum

    After your visit can get gelato up the street at Pitango. There’s not much parking downtown so you should consider taking an uber or a taxi.

    • Where: National Building Museum
    • Address: 401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
    • Hours: 10:00am- 5:00pm
    • Ends: September 5, 2016
    • Tickets are needed. Adults: $16 and Kids over two years old: $13

    (Photos by Elice Lebedev)

  • Aug29

     

    Kids Will Travel

     

    Hi! I’m the back of the head you’ve seen in all of the pictures on this website for all of these years. I will be posting to the website and I have a cool idea for a new feature called: Branching Out.

    Branching Out will be posts about somewhere I’ve traveled or somewhere I think is cool. I will share some tips and give a kid’s perspective.

    Here are some things that are cool about me: I’m a 10 year old girl than has lived here in DC my whole life so I know some secrets about the city! I hope you’ll visit my hometown soon! 😉

  • Jul28

    There is no way around it – Washington, DC is hot in the summer.

    The Smithsonian Museums are a great place to beat the heat. Try extending your time in the AC by watching one of the IMAX movies at the National Air Space Museum or the Museum of Natural History.

    But when all else fails, there is ice cream!

    ice cream pints

    Here are our favorite places to find a cool treat:

    • Pitango Gelato – with locations on Capitol Hill and in Penn Quarter, Pitango is convenient to the tourist hot spots and the gelato is delicious. I recommend the chocolate hazelnut. (413 7th Street, NW in Penn Quarter and 660 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE on Capitol Hill)
    • Thomas Sweet – A Georgetown tradition with tons of flavor options and lots of add-ins. My favorite is the Coffee Oreo – yum. This is also a great spot for people watching. (3214 P Street, NW in Georgetown)
    • Pleasant Pops – With refreshing flavors like Honeycrisp Apple and Pineapple Basil, Pleasant Pops is a bit off the beaten path for tourists, but is located in a true DC urban neighborhood that will be fun to explore. (1718 Florida Avenue, NW, near Adams Morgan)

    Don’t let the heat scare you away from getting out and exploring our great city. In the heat of the summer you can find some great deals. Kids are free at the Newseum through Labor Day and Pitango Gelato is just around the corner!

  • Mar04

    Washington DC Tidal Basin Jefferson Memorial

     *** UPDATE: Because of the warm weather we have been having in Washington, DC the peak cherry blossom dates have been moved up to March 18-23.***

    The dates are in! This year the peak week for the Washington, DC Cherry Blossoms will be March 31st through April 3rd March 18th – 23rd. It is predicted that 70% of the blossoms will be open during this week. This also means the National Mall will be 70% busier than usual. If you plan to make a trip to the Tidal Basin to view the beautiful blossoms we recommend going early in the morning before the bulk of the tourists arrive.

    Visit the National Park Service website for more information about DC’s famous cherry trees and visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival website for a list of the activities taking place during this year’s festival – which will run from March 20th through April 17th.