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Washington DC is a wonderful place to plan a family vacation. Although this may not be the best place for babies and toddlers, the tweens and teens will really enjoy it and gain knowledge and appreciation for our nation's capital. There are so many amazing museums to visit and many of them have great kid-oriented options.
Some of the best kid-friendly, Washington DC attractions include the National Museum of Natural History, National Air & Space Museum and the National Aquarium. The National Museum of Natural History is administered by the Smithsonian Institute and is mesmerizing for young children as well as teens. There are dinosaur fossils and human cultural artifacts. Even the toddlers will enjoy the sea life and the butterfly exhibits. The restaurants don't have many kid-friendly options, so pack a lunch for the kids.
Other great things to do in Washington DC with kids include the Kennedy Space Center, the National Cherry Blossom Festival DC, and the National Museum of the American Indian. These family attractions are educational and will actually entertain the children. The Washington DC Cherry Blossoms are only around in the spring, so plan the family vacation accordingly.
A trip to the White House is always an amazing experience. Tour requests must be submitted through a Member of Congress. Getting tickets can be tricky, so a quick drive by on the way to see the FDR Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial is a great second choice.
Washington DC with kids can be a great family-oriented experience for all. There are so many things to see and do it that it is a difficult task to choose the right tourist attractions for the whole family. Start the planning early!