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Winter is hanging on and there is no better way to warm up than with a cup of hot chocolate. So where should you go in Washington, DC for a good cup of cocoa?

Marvelous Market

First up is my daughter’s favorite, Marvelous Market. This is a DC area chain and you will find these sandwich shops in Georgetown, Dupont Circle, downtown on K Street and in the Palisades and Chevy Chase neighborhoods. Not only do they have delicious hot chocolate, but they also have a great cup of coffee, sweets and pre-made sandwiches.

Marvelous Market DC


Another Kids Will Travel favorite is the hot chocolate at Paul. Think true European hot chocolate that actually quite resembles a molten chocolate bar. Decadent. It’s especially good when you dip in a croissant, just a suggestion.


National Sculpture Garden Cafe

If you’re looking for hot chocolate with a view then make a stop at the National Sculpture Garden where in the winter you will find a great ice skating rink. There is a cute little cafe overlooking the rink with sandwiches, hot chocolate, coffee and wine! It’s a great spot for an afternoon break and good people watching.

National Sculpture Gallery Ice RinkSerendipity

If you’re looking for over the top, head straight to Georgetown and Serendipity. This frozen hot chocolate may not warm you up, but your kids will love it just the same. It’s big enough to feed a family so grab a spoon and enjoy!

Child eating ice cream

What’s your favorite family winter warm-up activity? Leave us your comments…

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