- Long Island, NY

Articles Business Directory Blog Real Estate Community Forum Shop My Family Contests

Log In Chat Index Search Rules Lingo Create Account

Quick navigation:   

Washington DC with Kids

Posted By Message

LIF Infant

Member since 5/18

102 total posts


Washington DC with Kids

We want to do a weekend trip to DC with our kids (ages 7 and 5). Not sure where to begin! They are very interested in seeing the monuments and sights!

Posted 7/25/19 10:49 AM
Long Island Weddings
Long Island's Largest Bridal Resource

LIF Toddler

Member since 7/07

461 total posts


Re: Washington DC with Kids

We just did a few days away in DC with my 8 year old son. We took Amtrak down. We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott DC Capitol. It is right next to the NOMA metro stop on the red line. We used the metro to go everywhere. We got there in the late afternoon so we went to see the monuments then. We walked to White House and then over to the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial by the time we got there it was light up. Very pretty. The next day we did the museums. We did the Air & Space, Natural History and American History. Last day we did the zoo. Everything we did was free because it is part of the Smithsonian. It is a lot of walking and it was very hot but we had fun.

Posted 7/25/19 11:22 AM

LIF Adult

Member since 5/09

15550 total posts


Washington DC with Kids

Definitely the American History museum, I thought it was great there!!

Posted 7/26/19 8:52 AM


Member since 6/06

5891 total posts


Re: Washington DC with Kids

We went overnight last summer. If you know your date try to arrange with your local representative for the white house tour. It was pretty cool to be able to go inside the white house. From there we walked to the Museum of American History which we all enjoyed. Then we walked down Constitution Avenue past the Washington memorial and ended at the Lincoln memorial. It was a really fun day.

I also recommend Acqua Al 2 for dinner Chat Icon

Posted 7/26/19 12:53 PM

LIF Adult

Member since 5/06

2092 total posts


Re: Washington DC with Kids

We did DC in February with our 7 year old. It was freezing so we focused mostly on indoor activities. We loved the Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History. We also LOVED doing the nighttime monument tour. That was a blast.

Some good kid friendly restaurants we loved were Matchbox and b DC Penn Quarter. Very kid friendly and food was delish. I had a pizza at Matchbox that I'm still thinking about all these months later.

Posted 7/30/19 4:03 PM

LIF Toddler

Member since 8/11

382 total posts

Vicki S

Washington DC with Kids

Air & Space and the National Zoo are must-sees. I went last year with my then 3 and 6 year old, and we saw the monuments around the National Mall at sunset/night. Crowds were smaller and everything was so beautiful with the way the statues and monuments were lighted. Something to consider doing if you have the time.

Posted 7/31/19 2:33 PM

Potentially Related Topics:

Topic Posted By Started Replies Forum
Washington DC with kids Jacksmommy 7/12/15 5 Travel & Vacations
Washington DC with kids itsbabytime 3/27/15 1 Families Helping Families ™
Washington DC with the kids Pumpkin1 11/5/13 7 Travel & Vacations
Washington DC with kids WhatNow 1/23/13 4 Travel & Vacations
Relationships with Spouse/SO after the kids steph4777 5/12/05 6 Parenting
How many kids do you all have? dawn0717 5/11/05 32 Parenting
Quick navigation:   
Currently 114303 users on the Chat
New Businesses
1 More Rep
Carleton Hall of East Islip
J&A Building Services
LaraMae Health Coaching
Sonic Wellness
Julbaby Photography LLC
Ideal Uniforms
Teresa Geraghty Photography
Camelot Dream Homes
Long Island Wedding Boutique
MB Febus- Rodan & Fields
Camp Harbor
ACM Basement Waterproofing
Travel Tom

      Follow LIWeddings on Facebook

      Follow LIFamilies on Twitter
Long Island Bridal Shows