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Itinerary: LGBT DC for Families

Male couple walking with daughter in parade


  • Explore the city's museums
  • Lunch on kid-friendly pizza and shakes
  • End the day at a kid-pleasing pool


Start your day at one of DC's many family-friendly museums, such as the must-see classics like the National Air and Space Museum (where “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” takes place) and National Museum of American History (home to First Ladies’ gowns and Dorothy’s slippers). Kids and teenagers alike love the high-tech tricks at the International Spy Museum and The Crime Museum, as well as the entertaining animals and summertime concerts at the National Zoo.


Take a break for lunch at any number of family-friendly restaurants. Try out the bargain bites at Busboys and Poets or the tasty local flavors and fascinating décor at Founding Farmers. Kids dig the delicious pizza at Pizzeria Paradiso or the yummy milkshakes at Burger, Tap & Shake.


Get a new view on some DC classics with performances just for kids at the Kennedy Center’s Family Theatre, great baseball seats (and sweeping city vistas) at Nationals Park, or a moonlight tour of the monuments with Old Town Trolley or Bike and Roll.

Let the kids end the evening with a dip in the pool at places such as the Hotel Palomar in Dupont Circle or The Liaison Capitol Hill.