Explore Family Travel in Washington
Packed with dozens of fun and kid-friendly attractions, Washington, D.C., is a great place for a family vacation that is both entertaining and educational. The National Museum of Natural History and the National Zoo are big hits with D.C.’s youngest visitors. Teens will love a jaunt through the hip Georgetown neighborhood. For an added bonus, take them by the stairs made famous in the movie The Exorcist.
Theater is not just for adults in the capital. Many of the biggest and most well-known venues offer kid’s programs, as well as a number of kid-geared venues, like the Discovery Theatre at the Smithsonian Institute. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has a new 324-seat Family Theater and offers an ongoing calendar of family-friendly performances. From February through May, more than 30 theaters participate in Stages for All Ages, where with the purchase of each regular-priced adult ticket, you can get a free ticket for kids 17 and under.