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


DC has a lot to offer families traveling with children and many attractions are free and do not require a ticket. But for those situations that do, you will want to make sure you have tickets in hand. offers a few suggested resources for securing tickets for your family to sporting and cultural events as well as concerts in DC.

Congressional Tours

Your Member of Congress can assist you with tours of the Capitol, gallery passes for a birds-eye view of the action on the House or Senate floor and tickets to certain attractions such as the Supreme Court and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. To learn more, visit our site describing what your Congressman can do for you.

Ticket Aggregators/Discounters

Post Tickets is a site run by the Washington Post that aggregates ticket offerings from many other sources for a wide range of events including sports, music concerts and other events.

TICKETPLACE offers discounted tickets to theatre and performing arts venues in Metro DC. TICKETPLACE is a great way to see outstanding performances in many of the city’s top venues at a great price, although you may find it difficult to find tickets for blockbusters. You can buy tickets online or stop by the storefront in Penn Quarter located at 975 F Street, NW.


You can also obtain tickets directly from venues hosting the events.

Verizon Center is home to NBA, NHL, College Athletics and WNBA action along with dozens of concerts each year. When in town be sure to catch the DC Wizards, Washington Capitals, Georgetown Hoya Basketball or DC Mystics at this easily accessible and family friendly venue located in the heart of Penn Quarter.




The Kennedy Center is DC’s premiere cultural stage and often offers family-friendly events, especially around the holiday season. (Also of note is the daily 6PM performance on the Millennium Stage that is free and does not require a ticket).

Washington’s Professional Sports Teams


You can watch Washington’s professional sports teams with tickets from:




Don’t forget to check out national ticket sources as well:

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