From pandas at the National Zoo to the National Mall and Kennedy Center, DC is a fantastic vacation destination for families. From sniffing scents at the U.S. Botanic Garden or counting bugs at The National Museum of Natural History to riding the carousel on the Mall or visiting the White House, the city is amazingly fun. Ride the Metro and enjoy the action at National Air and Space Museum or scope out the International Spy Museum.
The nation’s capital is an awesome destination for a family vacation. From the free museums and lively tours to the Kennedy Center and the Ford Theater it is an inspiring destination to share.
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For a city destination Washington DC has a terrific high value and low cost ratio making a family vacation bargain. When looking for entertainment in DC, one thing’s for sure: you don’t have to spend a dime.
It's never too early to start planning that Winter Break vacation, and DC is putting together a lineup of festive, fun-filled and family-friendly events and happenings.
The neighborhoods of Washington, DC have become the place to go for unique shopping. Home furnishings, shoe stores, and food emporia are tucked between cafes and row houses in Dupont Circle and on Capitol Hill.
DC offers enough fun stuff for families to fill a book. Our action list focuses on the best places to enjoy science and nature including the best options for families.
The friendly atmosphere makes the city an ideal base for an urban family vacation. It offers a small town atmosphere with easy access to Washington DC museums, entertainment, and events.
Located on Potomac River just outside of Washington, D.C., offers families bikes trails, scavenger hunts, street festivals, and living history all for free or almost free, making it easy to have fun and stay on budget.
DC works for families, but enjoying the city with children can take some planning. From the Museum of the American Indian and the intriguing International Spy Museum to the more cozy National Postal Museum and the new interactive Museum of Holocaust, the city presents plenty of ways to have fun.
If you're looking for an affordable family trip, take a look at some of the fun, free and almost-free experiences that await you in DC. It's no secret that economic woes are causing Americans to pay more attention to vacation costs. We know for a fact that Washington DC is a bargain and we have a list from the experts to prove it.
Located on Scott Circle in the heart of downtown Washington DC this hotel provides relaxing space for guests preparing for an urban family adventure. Located just three blocks from Dupont Circle and within walking distance of Georgetown, the options are many.
Book our museum package. It's a great price and we're in a super location in DC. [Read More]
Great museums are within a couple of miles of our charming entirely non-smoking hotel. Delight in everything from the National Gallery of Art, Newseum, National Art and Space Museum, National Geographic Museum, International Spy Museum, National Museum of Natural History, U.S. Holocaust Museum, and National Museum of American History. Get more out of your museum adventures for less by booking our Washington DC National Museums Package.
Two nights stay, complimentary HOT breakfast buffet each morning, Two tickets for DC Museum of your choice:
Welcome basket with snacks, bottled waters and DC maps and attraction guides.
Available weekends only, must book 72 hours prior to arrival.
Comfort Inn Downtown Hotel,
1201 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-682-5300 Email: email@example.com or online. [Read Less]
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Experience the nations capital in high class, here at The Melrose Hotel we offer generously oversized rooms with a peacefull setting and luxurious amenities. We offer an oasis of calm from the hustle of the city. Enjoy convenient access to the White House, the National Mall, Georgetown and the Potomac Riverfront.
The Melrose Hotel
2430 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington DC 20037
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or online.
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At the Grand Hyatt Washington, you will experience the luxuries of world class services and amenities. We offer convenient Metro Center access straight from the lobby so you may explore the whole city upon your feet! Enjoy dinner at one of our five delicious restaurants and bars, and then relax at night at our indoor swimming pool.
Grand Hyatt Washington or online.
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Explore all that Washington DC has to offer. Here at the River Inn, you will be just a short walk or metro ride to all the sites the city. Relax and feel at home away from home with Italian inspired furniture, spacious suites and full-size kitchen and living room.
The River Inn - Washington DC Hotel
924 25th Street NW Washington District of Columbia 20037
Email: email@example.com or online: www.theriverinn.com
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At the Holiday Inn Express Washington DC, we offer all the hotel amenities to enhance your vacation. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet as well as a complimentary shuttle within a 3-mile radius. Discover the beauty of our nation’s capital and visit local attractions that are both exciting and informative.
Holiday Inn Express Washington DC East
5001 Mercedes Boulevard Camp Springs Maryland 20746
Contact: 301-423-2323 or online.
Free and easy fun with Family Economy Buster Package. [Read More]
Alexandria is the perfect launching point for a family vacation in Virginia. Our 850-square-foot, family-friendly suites are spacious and feature fully-equipped kitchens. Family Economy Buster Package includes: a one-bedroom deluxe suite (two queen beds and a pull out sofa bed), complimentary continental breakfast, one pay-per-view movie, $10 credit to Duke’s Marketplace, free parking, and daily free shuttle to and from the Van Dorn Metro Station. Package is based on availability. Washington Suites 100 S. Reynolds Street Alexandria, Virginia 22304. Toll-free 1-877-736-2500, (703) 370-9600 or online. [Read Less]
Sight-see the Capital with the family. [Read More]
Located in Washington D.C, we offer a historic and relaxing experience to visit our nation’s capital. Enjoy amenities such as Wi-Fi, 24 hour room service, and laundry and dry cleaning services. Close enough to walk to attractions.
1914 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC.
A Downtown Washington DC Hotel. [Read More]
Bring the family to stay in our clean, affordable hotel. We welcomes family vacationers with comfortable guestrooms, friendly service, and appealing amenities. Enjoy an ideal location that's convenient to downtown DC and a whole host of top tourist attractions, including the Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, the Smithsonian Institute, and Washington's renown museums.
Quality Inn Washington DC
501 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-543-7400 | Fax: 202-544-2327
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Located on Capitol Hill, enjoy easy access to all the attractions of our nation's capital. [Read More]
Stay with us at our ideal location in the heart of this popular downtown neighborhood. Walk to the Smithsonian Museums and the National Mall, tour government centers, visit monuments and museums, cheer on the Nationals or the Capitals - all just minutes from our Capitol Hill hotel.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW,
Washington, D.C., USA 20001
Tel: +1 202 737 1234 or online.
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Stay with us and enjoy exceptional amenities, including complimentary continental breakfast, wireless high-speed internet, microwaves and refrigerators by request, a business center, Monuments Restaurant, guest laundry, a gift shop, free parking, our activity desk, an outdoor swimming pool, a state-of-the art fitness facility, and shuttle service to Reagan National Airport and the DC Metro. Best Western Pentagon 2480 S Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia (VA) 22206. Toll-free 1-866-702-4947 or online. [Read Less]
DC’s family-friendly hotel where children 17 and younger stay free. [Read More]
Our all-suite boutique property in the heart of Washington, DC is just steps from America’s finest museums, awesome sightseeing, and great shopping. We are the perfect baby-friendly hotel for you and your family. Enjoy a spacious suite with separate living and bedroom areas plus a kitchenette and we serve a deluxe continental breakfast daily. Best Western Georgetown 1121 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.
Toll-free 1-866-263-7212 or online.
Great family vacation spots and festive holiday getaways. [Read More]
The nation’s capital is filled with many sights, sounds and symbols of our freedom, culture and pride. The DC Area has plenty to be shared. Visit the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Gallery of Art or the National Zoo. Our Washington DC/Virginia/Maryland family vacation packages include: deluxe accommodations at a DC area hotel of your choice, complimentary breakfast buffet, complimentary gift basket, and a special holiday rate. Checkout the choices offered by Your DC Hotels at www.yourdchotels.com [Read Less]
A DC Family Sanctuary in the Heart of DuPont Circle - Perfect for Family Vacations. [Read More]
Located two blocks from the lively and vibrant DuPont Circle, our hotel offers proximity to DC’s top-rated family attractions while providing a comfortable, fun, and safe setting for your family. The Topaz Lounge offers a variety of flavors to entice kids and parents alike, including morning power hour with refreshing energy drinks and hosted evening wine hour. Our Washington DC family packages combine deluxe guestroom accommodations with access to Washington. Our prime location is within minutes of the National Zoo, the Museum of Natural History, the National Air & Space Museum, the National Mall, and local parks. Don’t forget to ask about our KimptonKids program for extra goodies. Plus, we are a pet-friendly hotel. Topaz Hotel 1733 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. (202) 393-3000, toll-free 1-800-775-1202 or www.topazhotel.com. [Read Less]
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Stay at the Doubletree Hotel Dulles Airport-Sterling and play at the Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park just a few miles from the hotel featuring a driving range, miniature golf, batting cages and beach volleyball. The package includes accommodations, and amenities plus a certificate for the Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park with two rounds of miniature golf for the price of one and two buckets of balls for the price of one. DoubleTree by Hilton Dulles Airport 21611 Atlantic Boulevard, Sterling, Virginia, 20166. Toll-free 1-866-568-9952 or www.airportdulleshotel.com