Trojan Horse - International Spy Museum by mrgarethm (CC BY 2.0)

DC’s Best Kid-Friendly Museums

DC is no stranger to museums. In fact, there are about 70 museums and galleries in the district. Families can entertain their kids for over a year’s worth of weekends without ever leaving DC. Not every museum is right for every age group, though. Some of the city’s museums tackle tough events in history, or just don’t cater to the younger crowd. We’ve pulled a few of our favorites, so you can have a great time when visiting DC museums with kids.

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March 18, 2016 by
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DC during the cherry blossom festival

Experiencing DC’s Cherry Blossom Season On and Off the Tidal Basin

Residents of Washington, DC, wait all winter for cherry blossom season in the city; the blooms mark the first time visitors and residents alike can start to believe spring is on the way.

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March 7, 2016 by
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Discover Georgetown: The Best On and Off M Street

Discover charming Georgetown

DC can be a confusing city if you’re visiting for the first time. It’s tempting to stick close to the Capitol or Smithsonian museums, but the neighborhoods allow you to feel most connected to the people who make up the nation’s capital. Georgetown is where you’ll find multi-million dollar homes next to some of the best restaurants and shops in town. Wander the streets on a Saturday morning and you’ll bump into locals meeting up with friends for brunch, suburban moms treating themselves to some city shopping on M Street and runners getting in their miles along the Potomac River.

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February 29, 2016 by
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5 Best Coffee Shops in Washington DC

Find a good cup of joe in DC.

After moving from Seattle back to the East Coast, I despaired of being stuck with Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee once again. It took some digging, but Washington DC has a growing coffee scene which prides itself on giving back to the community, serving only the best beans and understanding that, sometimes, you just have to keep a latte on tap to please the crowds of coffee lovers.

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February 16, 2016 by
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Live Music Venues in Washington DC

The Fillmore near Washington DC via Matthew Straubmuller on Flickr

Whether you’re looking to hear jazz, rock, hip hop, or Top 40, here are a handful of the best live music venues in Washington DC.

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September 15, 2015 by
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The Boundary Stones of Washington DC

Some of the boundary stones have been placed in cages to preserve them via Mark Zimmermann on Flicr

It’s a little known fact that 40 stones, set in place more than 200 years ago, mark the boundaries of Washington DC. These stones, relics of the past, have garnered attention in recent years. A movement to restore and preserve the stones is currently underway. A unique pilgrimage is setting out to see all the boundary stones of Washington DC.

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August 11, 2015 by
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