Washington's National Harbor has many opportunities for individuals and families to come out and have fun this summer. Five attractions that are particularly good for families are: 1. Take a water taxi: The Potomac Riverboat Company offers water taxi rides between Alexandria and the National Harbor. The rides are around 20 minutes and a great way to get out and enjoy some fresh air with … [Read more...] about Five Things to Do at the National Harbor this Summer
With many things to do still closed, one fun thing to try is to play tourist for the day and visit the National Mall. DC summer sunsets are gorgeous photo ops with the monuments in view. Also, with travel still limited this year, there should be far less out-of-towners. Enjoy these seven beautiful sights along the Mall. The Washington Monument — As of June 10, 2020, the Washington Monument … [Read more...] about Eight Icons on Washington, DC’s National Mall
Do you plan some serious hiking this summer? There’s a website that might get you inspired. It’s a comprehensive article at Boot Bomb on the Top 50 Long Distance Hiking Trails In The USA. Access is FREE and it not only gives you descriptions and locations of those trails, but also offers tips on long-distance hiking with lots more links to advice. We also included five great trails to try … [Read more...] about Hiking This Summer? Here’s a Great Guide to Doing it Locally
Looking for a good place to get out of the house and explore? Here's a sample of seven popular trails in the DC area. Follow the links at the bottom of the list to find even more. Washington & Old Dominion Trail -- The W&OD, a popular paved rail trail, runs 45 miles from Shirlington to Purcellville, VA. It's sometimes nicknamed the skinniest park in Virginia and is along the former … [Read more...] about 7 Trails in or Near Washington, DC
Washington DC is home to more free attractions than any other American city. The Smithsonian Institution alone has 17 museums, galleries and a zoo and that's just a fraction of the incredible things to see and do in the city. This is as it should be for the nation's capital, a city FOR all of the people in the United States. It can be overwhelming especially for first-time visitors. Here's a … [Read more...] about Best Free Attractions for First-Time Visitors to Washington, DC
It's really difficult to narrow down a list of free things to do in Washington this summer--or anytime of year, for that matter. But here's a starting point for families looking to experience some of the best D.C. has to offer--for adults as well as kids! l. Visit the National Zoo 2. Take a free kid-friendly walking tour of major sites in the city (including Arlington Cemetery) 3. … [Read more...] about 10 Free Family Friendly Things to Do in Washington, D.C.
National Postal Museum. Sounds dull, right? Nothing could be further from the truth! Below are some of the fun activities for kids and interesting exhibits for adults. What's more, you can park next door (not free) at Union Station and walk to the museum, which is one of the lesser known parts of the Smithsonian Institution. For Kids Watch how stamps were made 100 years ago on the Spider … [Read more...] about Free Fun at the National Postal Museum
Here's our list of things to do with kids in Baltimore from attractions to festivals, family friendly restaurants and even a few suggestions on where to sleep when you're ready to crash. Go wild for art at the three-day free Artscape street festival See art at its most kooky and kinetic at the American Visionary Art Museum Ride the first mile of rail laid in America at the … [Read more...] about 37 Things to Do with Kids on a Road Trip to Baltimore