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.
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.
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.
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.
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.