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 brand new exhibition Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity.
For dinner, bring the whole group for Italian family-style pasta dishes at Carmine’s in Penn Quarter. The generous portions are made for sharing.