Kid-friendly Washington DC
With so much to see and do for kids and families in DC, it's difficult to know where to begin!
Besides the obvious and famous attractions like the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, one of the city's top family attractions is the National Zoo. Offering FREE admission, and an easy walk from the Metro (take the Red Line to the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan stop), the National Zoo features up-close visits with gorillas, pandas and dozens of other species of wildlife.
Of course, no visit to Washington DC would be complete without a trip to the Smithsonian including a trip to the National Museum of Natural History for eye-popping displays of dinosaurs and mastodons, as well as the butterfly pavilion and - in the Harry Winston Gallery - the world famous Hope Diamond!
Next stop, the National Air & Space Museum for famous airplanes and rockets, a replica of the Hubble Telescope, fun simulator rides, the planetarium, and an awesome IMAX movie theater.
For parents of tweens and teens, also don't miss a visit to the International Spy Museum for a spooky look inside the world of secret agents where visitors get to be a spy for a day, adopting the identity of a spy for the tour, complete with dossier and polygraph tests. Have fun!