When you come visit Washington, DC and stay with the Capitol Hill Hotel, remember there are a number of the city’s best shops right here within walking distance. Here are our favorite stores in the area, with a special focus on family-friendly family-friendly stores in Capitol Hill.

Dawn Price Baby LLC

This cute, independently-owned boutique is one of the best places to shop for children in all of Washington, DC. It specializes in upmarket clothing for babies, as well as children into their early teens, and it has toys and games as well.

Dawn Price Baby LLC: 325 7th St.SE

Fairy Godmother Childrens Books & Toys

A locally-owned independent shop, Fairy Godmother specializes in all things that make little kids have a good time. Come here for a unique selection of games, dolls, costumes and other toys. If you want to get your little ones reading, this is also a great spot for youth fiction.

Fairy Godmother: 319 7th St. SE

Riverby Books

A great spot for parents to find reads for themselves and their children, Riverby Books is one of our favorite local proprietors of literature. The simple shop specializes in buying and selling rare, secondhand books, which means that it’s an especially fun spot for enthusiasts of hard-to-find reads.

Riverby Books: 417 E Capitol St. SE

Summit To Soul

Family-friendly shops in Capitol Hill are wonderful and plentiful, but don’t forget to take some time to treat yourself to something fun. Summit To Soul is one of the city’s favorite local fashion boutiques offering womens clothing from both big name and up-and-coming local designers.

Summit To Soul: 727 8th St. SE

Groovy DC Cards & Gifts

This simple shop in DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood offers a fun and unique collection of greeting cards, stationery, balloons and party supplies. Bring something home to make your little one’s birthday party stand out from all the others sourced from Walgreens and Hallmark.

Groovy DC Cards & Gifts: 321 7th St. SE

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