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The Best Things to Do at Washington Nationals Winterfest

Fans of all ages can catch favorite Nationals players, coaches, mascots (and even Santa Claus) at the 2018 Nationals Winterfest on Dec. 1-2 at Nationals Park. From meet-and-greets to baseball and holiday-themed activities and games, fans won’t want to miss holiday season highlight. In anticipation...

Washington Nationals Winterfest at the Washington Convention Center - Winter Family Friendly Event in Washington, DC
Your Guide to Visiting the New International Spy Museum in Washington, DC

Formerly a fixture in DC’s Downtown neighborhood, the International Spy Museum has moved to a new facility in L’Enfant Plaza, located in the Southwest Waterfront. The state-of-the-art museum offers enough spy-related intrigue and interactive fun to fill an entire day. The museum is open from 9 a.m...

Visitors in the Decision Room at the new International Spy Museum - Museums and attractions in Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: Family-Friendly Washington, DC

There’s no shortage of free things to do in DC with kids, as well as family-friendly events that won’t cost a cent. From kid-friendly attractions to cool activities that the entire family can enjoy, the nation’s capital is a great destination for a vacation any time of the year. We’ve put together...

Family on the National Mall - Free family-friendly things to do in Washington, DC
10 Reasons to Visit the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, DC

Washington, DC and the surrounding area are home to numerous national parks , but the city also offers the United States Botanic Garden (100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20001), a living plant museum that informs one million-plus visitors per year of the importance of plants to not just human...

Child at United States Botanic Garden on Capitol Hill - Free living museum in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Photograph Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC

You know spring has sprung in Washington, DC when the cherry blossoms appear and the National Cherry Blossom Festival begins. But capturing the perfect shot of a cherry blossom tree can be a daunting task. Expert photographers will tell you, the secret to taking a beautiful photo of these delicate...

The Best Places to Photograph Cherry Blossom Trees in Washington, DC
11 Kid-Friendly Hotels in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a family-friendly destination, filled with free things to do and America’s most famous monuments and memorials . The city makes for an engaging and educational destination for the kids, and these DC hotels are sure to make your family’s visit that much more enjoyable. Find...

Families at the Hyatt House Washington hotel at The Wharf - The best kid-friendly hotels in Washington, DC
Your Guide to Washington Nationals Baseball

The Washington Nationals, champions of the National League East in 2016 and 2017, are back in action this spring and summer with an exciting schedule, plenty of home runs and, of course, Racing Presidents. The History of the Washington Nationals After a 33-year absence, Major League Baseball in...

Sunset at Washington Nationals game on the Capitol Riverfront - Guide to baseball in Washington, DC
16 Must-See DC Events & Festivals

You can find amazing festivals and events taking place all year long in Washington, DC. With a wide variety of things to do spread across the city’s many neighborhoods , visitors and locals can enjoy everything from annual festivals and holiday celebrations to new museum exhibits, concerts and so...

Free and family-friendly National Cherry Blossom Festival Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall - Must-see Washington, DC events
14 Great Spots to Watch the Fourth of July Fireworks in Washington, DC

Watching the fireworks is one of the highlights of DC’s Fourth of July celebrations , and there plenty of interesting sites from which to view them. You’ll find excellent vantage points from many rooftop bars, sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, across the river in Arlington and many...

Best spots to watch the Fourth of July fireworks in Washington, DC - Fireworks over the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument
Family-Friendly Tours in Washington, DC

One of the great reasons to visit DC with children is the number of activities that are either affordable or completely free. Most are easily accessible, especially if you plan ahead. Here are some edutainment activities guaranteed to leave an indelible impression on both you and your child. And if...

Family walking along the Georgetown Waterfront - Family-friendly activities in Washington, DC