Travel with Kids: Washington D.C.

By Rachel Castro /
Travel with Kids: Washington D.C.

The nation’s capital can be a fun, yet educational, family vacation. Amber from Global Munchkins has one of the best Washington DC Travel Guides for Kids. Here are some of our takeaways.

Top Hotels – Kid-Friendly, Safe & Convenient Location

One Washington Circle Hotel

Rooms starting at $99/night. Here are the perks…

  • Very friendly staff, even at 2:30 am
  • Complimentary fresh fruit and water during the day, wine at night
  • Spacious rooms with separate bedrooms & comfortable sleeper sofa for the kids
  • Gorgeous views with a balcony that overlooks Penn. Ave
  • Kitchenette for a convenient breakfast in the mornings.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Blocks away from downtown attractions

DoubleTree by Hilton- Crystal City

Rooms Starting at $80/night. Here are the perks…

  • Warm chocolate chip cookies in the stylish & modern lobby
  • Very kind staff
  • Large room with a wet bar
  • Trendy decor
  • Indoor heated pool with a great city view

Top 5 Things to Do:

  • Flat Tire Tours – Cover a lot of ground, informative & funny, many bike size options & has a trailer for younger kids.
  • National Mall – Lincoln, Jefferson, MLK Memorials, Open grass area, food options & restrooms readily available. Most of these options are free
  • Spy Museum – Very fun for kids – they pick a character to be, lots authentic spy gear but it does come with an entrance fee.
  • Newseum – A fun & educational experience. Kids get to become a newscaster, learn about the president’s dogs, see the Berlin Wall, and go behind the scenes with the FBI.
  • DC Duck Tour – Great to get a glimpse at all the DC sites on land and in water. The drive is very kid friendly & let the kids steer

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Click through to read the full review on the hotels and the best places to eat.

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