Family Vacations Directory - Washington D.C.

View this page for Washington DC family vacation ideas inlcuding things to do with kids, and family friendly hotels with vacaiton packages.Washington DC Family Vacation Ideas Best things to do with kids inlcude: exploring the International Spy Museum and the Newseum; visiting the National Zoo and picnicing at the National Arboretum. Make plans to attend the Festival of American Folklife or stop by Kennedy Center for the daily (free) Performing Arts Celebration. Best places to share with kids. In a word Smithsonian – each museum offering a world-class experience.

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7 Reasons to Visit DC during the Holidays.

Between now and New Year's Day, Washington, DC celebrates the season with free (and almost free) festivals, unique shopping, family-friendly theater, concerts and lights. [Read More]

Yippee for Labor Day! Ten Places to Celebrate.

As the summer season blends into autumn and family calendars get populated with things to do, making time for family fun can become a challenge so family fun is often condensed to weekends and holidays. [Read More]

7 Ways to Ensure a Better Day at the Zoo.

Each zoo visit presents countless ways educate, entertain and engage. The best zoos facilitate family fun and enable directed learning but the key to success requires a bit of advanced preparation and planning. Like so much in life, less is more. [Read More]

Preparing to Speak with the Animals.

The possibilities for zoo based interactive family experiences have increased annually so the opportunities to share learning-through-play experiences have never been better. Optimizing your mini zoo adventure takes just a bit of planning. [Read More]

Cold Weather Family Vacations - Staying Warm, Looking Cool.

What a difference the right clothing makes. Whether skiing, snowboarding, skating, hiking, snowshoeing, sledding or just making snow angels, staying dry means staying warm. Winter feels good, try it! [Read More]

International Spy Museum, Washington DC - Spy in the City - A Interactive Game Ideal for Families on Vacation.

Visitors to the nation's capital can now engage in an entertaining game of Spy vs. Spy. The International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. has a Spy in the City, GPS-enabled multimedia interactive game that allows participants to see the nation’s capital through the eyes of a spy. [Read More]

Washington DC National Cherry Blossom Festival and Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival.

Each spring DC celebrates its vibrant connection with Japan commemorating the gift of the cherry trees with special cultural performances on the Tidal Basin, culinary events, kite flying, music, dance, and themed tours. [Read More]

School Rules: Advice for Vacations with Children Six through 12 years of Age.

School Rules TravelPhase spans the best years for combining family togetherness with memory making experiences. Our suggestions include beach vacations, camping resorts, river rafting adventures, family camps, mountaintop escapes, theme parks excursions, and urban adventures. [Read More]

Washington DC Family Vacations with Rockets, Dinosaurs, and a Panda.

DC offers enough museums, theaters, events, and activities to fill a book. Our action list focuses on the best places to enjoy science and nature including the best options for families with school age children. [Read More]

Family Travel Experiences Improve Educational Attainment & Future Success.

Well planned family vacations matter more than ever and for those parents or grandparents who know the value of combining family fun with learning, the news is good [Read More]

Washington DC: A Family Vacation on a Budget – Free and Fun Stuff.

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. [Read More]

Washington DC: Free or Almost Free Family Vacation Fun - Museums, Parks, and Metro Rides.

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. [Read More]

Washington DC: 10 Tips for Touring the Nation’s Capital.

The nation’s capital is an awesome destination any time of the year and definitely the spot for a family spring break adventure. There are oodles of free or almost free ways to have fun. [Read More]

Washington DC Family Vacation Ideas with Dugouts, Espionage, and the Pony Express.

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, Washington DC presents plenty of ways to have fun with kids. [Read More]

Washington DC: Family Vacations - Go Where the Shopping Is Terrific.

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. [Read More]

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National Zoo - Washington, DC

These premier hotels offer special Panda Packages with Zoo Welcome Gift Boxes. [Read More]

The River Inn - Washington, DC

Discover our nation’s capital with the whole Family! [Read More]

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George Washington University Inn - Washington, DC

Classic and quaint, George Washington University Inn is a conveniently located hotel in DC’s Foggy Bottom, just one block from the nearest Metro stop. [Read More]

Washington, DC - Coupons for Fun!

Save on attractions museums and adventures at! [Read More]

Amtrak Rail Vacations

Washington, DC and Williamsburg Family Adventure with Amtrak Buy your tickets, select your hotel, and add the adventure. [Read More]

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