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Date Nights DC Itinerary: Family Fun and Free (or Cheap)

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STAY
Check into the Eldon Suites, located just off the Mt. Vernon Square Metro stop and minutes from all the area’s sights. The spacious, home-style rooms, complimentary internet access and continental breakfast will keep the entire family happy.

DO
Visit a family favorite, the National Postal Museum, to learn about America’s postal history from colonial times to the present, featuring hands-on, interactive exhibitions that kids can’t resist.

EAT
Ella’s Wood Fired Pizza offers one of the best happy hours in the district. In the bar area, adults can sip on $4 glasses of sangria, while the kiddos nosh on $5 pizzas.

DO
Take a quick cab ride to the Library of Congress, home to fantastic treasures like an original Gutenberg Bible and a recreation of Thomas Jefferson’s Library.

EAT
End the day in Penn Quarter, with kid-friendly noodles and adult-friendly sushi at Asia Nine.