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Family Vacations in Washington DC
Washington D.C. is the center of the U.S. government, which makes it one of the top family travel destinations for parents who want to teach their children about history and politics.
No vacation in Washington DC is complete without taking the time to touch the names on the Vietnam War Memorial wall, gaze up at a benevolent President Lincoln, or see the newest addition to the Smithsonian Museum system, the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
But the best thing about a family vacation to Washington DC: many Washington attractions are free, including the National Zoo and all of the world-class Smithsonian museums. Leave the car parked at the hotel and use the cheap and efficient Washington Metro to get from one family-friendly attraction to the next.
We have TravelingMoms who live near this East Coast city. They offer insights, tips and information you need to know to make the most of a family vacation in Washington DC. In addition, we have TravelingMoms who have visited Washintong DC just like you will, on a family vacation. Our experience is the key to ensuring your family vacations deliver all the fun and joy you hope they will. We know what works for kids and what doesn’t. And we’ve got tips for making the most of your family trip, wherever you want to go.
What You Need to Know about Family Vacations in Washington DC
On these pages, we’ll tell you about the best family hotels in the city. We’ll tell you about the best things to do with kids in Washington DC. We’ll give you tips for saving money and tips for getting the most out of your family vacations in Washington DC. And we’ll tell you the best free things to do in the town. Doing the free stuff is always the best way to save money on family vacations.
Our writers know the ins and outs of family vacations in Chicago, New York City, the Caribbean, Hawaii, London, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco and, of course that family vacation Mecca: Disney.
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