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

  • Jan06

    Renwick Gallery Wonder

    The Renwick Gallery is back and better than ever with a special exhibit called Wonder that will be here through the Summer. The Gallery was closed for a two year renovation and although you won’t notice any real changes to the building, it has reopened in grand fashion with this new exhibit. Photography is encouraged and your children will be amazed. Don’t miss it.

    Renwick Gallery

    Renwick Gallery

    Missing some of your old favorites at the gallery? No need to worry, the Ghost Clock and other pieces in the permanent collection will be back on display this summer when the Wonder exhibit ends.

    Renwick Gallery Wonder

    The Renwick Gallery is located across the street from the White House, which makes it an easy stop to add to your touring agenda. There are also several kid friendly restaurants near by such as Grilled Cheese DC, which has grilled cheese and wine – just sayin’.

    • Where: Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW, Washington, DC
    • Hours: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm daily
    • Cost: The museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution and therefore is free.
    • Metro Stop: The two closest metro stops are Metro Center and Farragut West.
    • Wonder Exhibit: The upstairs exhibit will be on display through May 8, 2016 and the downstairs portion of the exhibit will close on July 10, 2016.