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There’s a lifetime of memories to be made from a trip to Washington with your family. Read our tips below to see what to keep in mind.

Visit The Smithsonians!

Not only are these world-renowned museums absolutely free, there’s also nearly 20 in DC alone. No matter what your family’s interests, there’s something for anyone from aviation enthusiasts to American history buffs.

Walk Around the Mall

You definitely can’t miss a trip to the monuments and memorials on DC’s National Mall. Pack a sandwich, put on your best running shoes, and head over to the Lincoln Memorial.

Make A Reservation To Visit The White House

If you’ve always wanted to pay a visit to America’s most famous residence, you’re in luck. Tours to the White House are available to the public- just be sure to reserve at least 21 days in advance through your Member of Congress.

Check Out The Supreme Court’s Docket

Want to see how history is made? Bring the kids to observe a supreme court session. Although there are no cameras allowed in the courtroom, visitors can watch cases being argued or participate in lectures by trained guides when the justices are not in session.

Explore Georgetown

A twenty-minute drive from the Capitol Hill Hotel, this quaint neighborhood is full of spots that kids and adults will love, including the Key Bridge Boathouse. Stop by to rent kayaks or canoes for a day out on the Potomac.

Go Hiking!

Rock Creek Park is the perfect place for outdoorsy families who want to get some adrenaline going during a trip to the city. Come check out the trails for a day in the great outdoors.

Catch A Game

Whether you’re a baseball fanatic, basketball lover, or hockey devotee, there’s bound to be a sporting team in session during your trip to the city. Visit Verizon Center or Nationals Park during your trip for a fun family adventure (and yes, you have to cheer on the home team).

Enjoy The Food Scene

With one of the best food scenes in the country, DC’s a fantastic place for young and old gourmands alike. Check out some of our favorites for kids, like the Dog Tag Bakery.

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