There’s no better place to spend a family reunion than in the nation’s capital. With plenty of historic sites to see, as well as wide selection of restaurants for you all to enjoy, the city has everything to keep all family members happy. Here are our top five recommendations for what your family should do at your upcoming reunion.

Find A Restaurant That Takes in Groups

You’re all bound to arrive hungry and ready for a good, filling meal—so make sure to have a restaurant booked for the night that’ll let you all sit and enjoy dinner together. If you’re trying to keep things casual and want to keep the kids happy, head to Gallery Place’s Pi Pizzeria, which specializes in St Louis-style deep dish pizzas. Feeling more fancy? Celebrate in style at Fiola Mare, an Italian seafood spot in Georgetown with views of the Potomac River.

910 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-5483

3050 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 628-0065

Head Out On a Museum Tour

If you’re planning on a trip to DC, you’ll definitely want to enjoy some of the city’s Smithsonian Museums (and given that they’re free, you won’t have to worry about making sure each family member is willing to pay). We recommend booking a tour in advance, with a company like DC By Foot, so that you can travel as a group together, and heading to the National Portrait Gallery together. Easily exhausted family members can take some time off and sit in the atrium and enjoy a coffee while others continue to take in the museum.

8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 633-8300

Go Shopping!

There’s no better way to unwind than some good, old-fashioned retail therapy. Hit the shops with your favorite cousin and bond with them over your favorite Zara blazer or make your way to Georgetown’s Apple Store to comparison-shop with your tech-obsessed sister.

1229 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 572-1460

Spend Time Outside

Go for an impromptu picnic on the National Mall, a short walk away from the Capitol Hill Hotel, or get the family to drive out to a Virginia farm to enjoy a day outdoors. The kids will love getting to run around, while the older set will enjoy getting some country air.

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 426-6841

Enjoy Happy Hour

Don’t miss out on the Capitol Hill Hotel’s happy hour every Monday-Thursday, where every guest gets a free glass of wine. This event is the perfect opportunity for the family to spend some time relaxing and talking together- and you don’t even need to leave the hotel.

200 C St SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-6000