If you think Washington DC is not the ideal destination for a family vacation, you do not know what is waiting for you. Our capital is filled with unique, family-friendly attractions that will serve as your host to exciting days exploring the city. Here is your guide to having the perfect Washington DC family vacation:
Visit the National Museum of Natural History
We have all been to our local museums, enjoying rotating exhibits that showcase our past and future, but your children have never experienced a museum quite like the National Museum of Natural History, an award-winning attraction that features fascinating displays. Experience real-life science experiments and learn about how our world was formed. Exciting attractions include the Butterfly Pavilion, where you can walk around with millions of beautiful butterflies.
Explore the U.S. Botanical Garden
While the National Museum of Natural History highlights the exciting past and potential future of our country, the U.S. Botanical Garden houses millions of floraefor your children to learn about. Your younger children can even help staff plant a garden in the Children’s Garden. If you have young children, this will be your favorite attraction for your Washington DC family vacation!
Tour the White House Visitor Center
While you are in the nation’s capital, you should probably stop by its most famous landmark, the White House. While you cannot tour the White House on a whim, you can stop in the Visitor Center for interactive exhibits. Children can learn more about our past presidents with unique exhibits, films, and even write and read letters from other children that were delivered to past presidents.
Monuments and Memorials for your Washington DC Family Vacation
Washington DC, more importantly, hosts a variety of special monuments and memorials that are frequently displayed in our media. Show your children these important landmarks to our country with tours around the city. Popular monuments to visit include the National World War II Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and more.
Keeping your family fed is just as important as exploring all of the exciting attractions in the city. Popular family-friendly restaurants include Pinstripes, where you can enjoy a game of bowling with classic Italian and American cuisine.
Explore Washington DC with LUXbnb
A Washington DC family vacation is unlike any other city you will visit. Your children get to explore and learn more about our country’s capital through these educational activities. Plan for the ideal visit by choosing one of our exclusive vacation rentals found in the best neighborhoods in DC. Book online or contact our rental experts to get you started.