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Cabin John Regional Park
#2 of 16 things to do in Bethesda
Great Falls Park - a great walk; Strathmore (ballet, concerts, great performances), Puppet Company Playhouse (great shows for toddler and siblings), Adventure Theater (wonderful plays for older children - a must t...
Ourfamily has enjoyed practically every aspect of the park throughout our life - from the train and playground when the kids were little to the skating rink, hiking trails, dog park, and camp grounds
Strathmore
#1 of 16 things to do in Bethesda
Our kids especially loved sitting on the balcony behind the musicians where they could look down and read the music with the orchestra!
Great for kids, families and couples.
Imagination Stage
#4 of 16 things to do in Bethesda
Great family activities include the shows in the Lerner theatre, and for the little itty bitty ones, there are wonderful interactive performances for 1-5 years old.
I've been to Imagination Stage (with and withOUT children ; ) and I am always amazed by the quality of the productions...what a fantastic resource in our community!
Capitol Crescent
#3 of 16 things to do in Bethesda
this bike path between Bethesda and DC allows both commuters and families to get some fresh air and exercise amid some greenery, and closer to DC, some great views of the Potomac
The trail was a weekly family focal point when the kids were younger - for jogging, for walking, for stopping midway to swing, to grab a bagel in Bethesda after.
Lincoln Memorial Washington DC, DC 7.2 mi away
#1 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
really lovely and impressive, a must see in DC Neat history, read the speeches, see the views really important history lessons, learning moment with kids and adults alike
Families, students, historians and anyone wishing to know more about President Lincoln or take in the rich history of the United States and President Lincoln's contribution would thoroughly enjoy a visit to this m...
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Washington DC, DC 7.6 mi away
#5 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
Fun and educational, adults and children will both enjoy, and lots to see and do....diamond and gem exhibits, prehistoric dinosaur bones, climate change, ancient history, just to name a few... the other Smithsonia...
Our family enjoyed this museum great with our favorite parts being the butterfly exhibit, gems, skeletons of all the mammals, the amazing African elephant just to name a few
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National Air and Space Museum Washington DC, DC 8.0 mi away
#6 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
Great spot to visit ,full to the brim ,with amazing exhibits ,from the earliest days of mans first flight, to modern day space exploration ,great spot for educational trips for children and adults alike great spot...
Amelia Earhart/Charles Lindbergh’s planes, Models and authentic space memorabilia and travel, a great area about the planets that my kids really loved, an awesome planetarium, and of course the original Wright flyer.
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Great Falls Park McLean, VA 8.3 mi away
#1 of 14 things to do in McLean
One of my favorite parks on the East coast, Great Falls park provides breath taking views of the falls on the Potomac River, fun hiking trails for people of all skill levels, and the perfect place for a family pic...
The park has several lookouts for the falls, winding trails, picnic tables, dog-friendly, and a visitor center with an interactive display, theater and a small space for young children.
Korean War Veterans Memorial Washington DC, DC 7.3 mi away
#2 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
Beautiful sculptures to remember those that died and close walking distance to two other memorials but is wonderful when you have lots of kids with you.
PS: If you have small children, you should take extra take time to have the children in the background or rear of the soldiers while the photographer is at the upfront lead solider for some awesome photos.
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Wheaton Regional Park Silver Spring 5.4 mi away
#2 of 20 things to do in Silver Spring
This huge park is perfect if you want to play baseball or soccer, or bike, strolling through a quiet place to enjoy the silence of nature, having a picnic of just 2 or a large extended family of 30+, or any other...
This park is huge with so many different attraction and activities that its just plain mind bending all the fun activities you can accomplish in this totally family activity park.
Clemyjontri Park McLean, VA 4.3 mi away
#2 of 14 things to do in McLean
If you have kids between 2 and 12, this is the best and perfect place to them They will spent unforgettable 2 hours Very clean and uncluttered enjoyable place Highly recommended
Went with son and grandkids after seeing Great Falls Natl Park - what a great place for the younger kids!! Obviously popular, parking lots were pretty full on a cool, cloudy day following a rainy one.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Washington DC, DC 7.6 mi away
#21 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
Children can run around, supervised, because of the water fountains and river nearby, there are excellent photo opportunities, and there is a small gift shop if you wish to take home some souvenirs.
Ask for the Jr. Ranger packet at one of the NPS locations near the memorials if traveling with kids to make all of the memorials more educational and interesting.
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Brookside Gardens Wheaton 5.9 mi away
#1 of 4 things to do in Wheaton
Children will delight in the details of animals, flowers, houses and tunnels while their parents (and grandparents) will marvel at the beauty and the joy in their children's faces.
... in spring & summer you will see many flower varieties outside Their greenhouse is also worth a visit Kid and stroller-friendly They have a gift shop, bathrooms, water fountains and lots of parking in several d...
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Washington DC, DC 7.5 mi away
#17 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
Our entire family enjoyed visiting the memorial erected to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr and all that he did in history.
The memorial is on the water and is surrounded by walls of Dr. King's quotes....I loved seeing groups of students and families gather for pictures in front of his memorial-especially African American families/stud...
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Rock Creek Park Washington DC, DC 4.3 mi away
#46 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
Great place to spend the day together, from families to couples to alone time.
Of course there's also the National Zoo if you're traveling with kids.
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National Postal Museum Washington DC, DC 7.8 mi away
#30 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
... to start a collection!] - Very large - Under the radar - Family friendly - Great for an entire afternoon Whenever friends and family ask me what to do in DC, I will now always recommend this museum near the top.
This also makes it a perfect outing for kids: take the metro to Union Station, admire the trains, then walk next door to the museum (you can also grab a bite to eat at Union Station before or after touring the mus...
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Tidal Basin Washington DC, DC 8.1 mi away
#23 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
Families, kids, strollers, young couples, teens, seniors, Americans, all nationalities, all ages, races, ethnicities.
It is a historical, serene and naturally beautiful destination year round for singles, couples and families.
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National World War II Memorial Washington DC, DC 7.4 mi away
#15 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
With the individual monuments for each state, and the exquisite sculpted wreaths, there is an aura of reverence and respect for the fallen soldiers and the sacrifice of so many families.
Elegant and tastefully designed to capture the scale and enormity of WW2 while retaining the personal effect the war had on every man, woman and child on earth.
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National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC, DC 7.5 mi away
#36 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
Especially for kids, they had a kite making workshop which I believe was the biggest hit with kids and parents alike.
They even had stands set up for children to create their own kites.
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National Mall Washington DC, DC 7.8 mi away
#13 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
We just enjoyed walking around the mall, seeing people, watching the amazing sky, all the families, beautiful trees, flowers and gardens etc... just a nice place to walk and visit the museums!
Each place of interest is within walking distance of each other if you're willing to walk (maybe a bit much for smaller kids) Between the Washington Monument and the WWII memorial there are a load of food trucks f...
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National Zoological Park Washington DC, DC 4.5 mi away
#69 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
We saw the beautiful father and baby pandas feeding themselves on bamboo, the amazing elephants, huge cats, the gorilla family, orangutans, some of the coolest coloured frogs, lions, a gorgeous zebra and the list...
The National Zoo offers something for everyone and is an especially fantastic experience for children as many of the exhibits are designed to provide educational information about wildlife conservation.
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Washington Monument Washington DC, DC 7.5 mi away
#53 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
Beautiful cherry blossom trees adorn the property and make for good picnic area on a nice summer day and beautiful for photo backdrops of family and friends.
The kids loves seeing where forest gump Run down from the historic monument of W11 memorial is also Moving and historical and a must see whilst in this beautiful city
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National Law Enforcement Museum Washington DC, DC 7.6 mi away
#38 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
My husband and I decided to visit the museum since it was very new We found it very interesting We enjoyed the interactive exhibits We spent about 2 hours which was plenty of time to see it all Kids would love it
The museum offers many hands on exhibits for both adults and children to experience as well as videos and other actual pieces from notable law enforcement events over the years.
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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park Arlington, VA 7.3 mi away
#11 of 90 things to do in Arlington
This is a great place for the kids to run around among the fountains and over the little bridges.
An easy, flat hiking trail so you can bring young kids.
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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Washington DC, DC 7.5 mi away
#31 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
As such, you'll see active mourning when families and friends come to find their loved one's name etched upon its walls.
It took a while to get my dad's name on the monument, but his children and grandchildren were all there 63 years after his death to see his newly engraved name on the wall.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Washington DC, DC 7.1 mi away
#3 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
This artistic rendition, commemorating the hundreds and hundreds of men and women who died in our war with Communism in Viet Nam will make you appreciate the freedom we and our families have to live in this country.
It is still and will always be a moving tribute to all who served and died in Vietnam, and it has brought closure to many family and friends who can find the names of their loved ones on that polished stone wall.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Washington DC, DC 7.4 mi away
#10 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
It was great to see families and kids especially from diverse backgrounds all over the world, learning, taking notes and appreciating the museum's amazing approach to history.
... and experiences, and a whole floor devoted to internet education and apps, etc. Lots and lots of photos, videos, pages from books, recordings of speeches, so it is loved by children as well as adults of all ages.
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Jefferson Memorial Washington DC, DC 8.0 mi away
#20 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
Ask for the Jr. Ranger packet at one of the NPS locations near the memorials if traveling with kids to make all of the memorials more educational and interesting.
If you're with children, pick up a Junior Ranger booklet at a ranger station & have your kids explore the monument more in depth and on a child's level.
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DC Circulator Washington DC, DC 6.4 mi away
#65 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
It was freezing cold and windy today, and the $3 I paid to transport my whole family from the Lincoln Memorial to the Museum of Natural History may be the best purchase I've ever made.
Way to see the mall with young kids
Albert Einstein Memorial Washington DC, DC 7.0 mi away
#51 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
The statue hidden in the little grove of the National Academy of Sciences courtyard has become one of the most popular photo ops in our capital loved by kids and adults alike.
Love this statue of Einstein, kids can climb on a take a pic.
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