Summer is just around the corner, and that means that it’s time to start considering what you want to do with the kids during their break from school. As you know, traveling with kids requires some special considerations, if you want to keep everyone happy. Your destination spot should have plenty of things to see and do, both inside and outside, and should accommodate the special needs of your little ones. Washington, DC, is packed with fun for the entire family. You just have to know where to look for it.

Washington Monument

No trip to the country’s capital is complete without a trip to the Washington Monument. The entire family will ooh and ah as you ride your way up to the top of the monument to catch a bird’s eye view of the city, and even children will appreciate the majesty and history of the landmark obelisk structure that marks the center of the National Mall. Plan your trip during a concert or theatrical event to get the most out of your visit.

Glen Echo Park

If you are looking to provide the kids with a chance to get some energy out, then head over to this park, near Bethesda, for a day afoot amongst a variety of performers, shows, theatrics, and hands-on activities.

The National Zoo

This sprawling zoo, set in the idyllic Rock Creek Natural Park, is an extension of the Smithsonian Institution. Home to over 400 domestic and exotic animal species, the National Zoo has something for everyone. What’s more is that entrance is completely free!

National Museum of Natural History

The sights at the National Museum of Natural History promise to be stimulating for the entire family. There are very few places in the world where you can see a diamond of over 45 carats (the Hope Diamond), a prehistoric Great White shark carcass, and an 80-plus foot long jaw of a dinosaur all in one day.

National Air and Space Museum

This science museum is home to the largest collection of flying craft displays (both air and space) in the world. While there, you and your children can expect to view fascinating IMAX movies, explore enthralling life-size exhibits, view planetarium shows, and take in all of the history, technology, and science related to air and space travel.

Want to establish your reputation as best parent ever? Then take your kids on a trip they’ll never forget. Washington, DC, is the perfect vacation getaway for you and your family, so book now and prepare for your adventures. Explore all of these great attractions to create memories that will last a lifetime.