Pack a picnic (or eat in the car if it’s cold!) and head to Gravelly Point. Located on the banks of the Potomac River near Ronald Reagan National Airport. Bundle up and get close and personal as you watch planes take off and land.
Next destination: the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Since it’s off season, it’s a great time to explore one of DC’s most popular attractions without the crowds. Right now you can catch the exhibition Art of the Airport Tower. Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo captured traffic control towers around the country and the world that look like works of architectural art.
For dinner, bring the whole family to DC-3. The hot dog joint's interior takes its cues from the 1940s vintage aviation era.
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