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As our nation’s capitol, Washington DC is filled with a wide variety of fun tourist activities. With so much insight into history and architecture available throughout the city, there are plenty of interesting attractions that appeal primarily to adults.

In addition to all of these fascinating sites, the city is also stocked with entertaining attractions geared toward DC visitors of all ages. When planning your family trip to the Capitol Hill Hotel, be sure to check out this list of the best things to do with kids in Washington DC.

National Air and Space Museum

One of the most popular elements of the Smithsonian, the National Air and Space Museum is an extraordinary experience for kids and adults alike. Holding the world’s largest collection of historic aircraft, many of which are hanging from the museum’s tall ceilings, this place is a visual marvel. The National Air and Space Museum also hosts a continuous string of exciting exhibitions, IMAX shows and interactive children’s events.

The United States Botanical Garden

Desserts, rainforests and more exist inside this small bubble, located right on the National Mall. The United States Botanical Garden is an excellent place to bring the kids to let them explore the vast scope of plant life, which comes equipped with educational plaques explaining each foreign and fascinating specimen. There’s also an outdoor garden, which is absolutely gorgeous during the summer months.

International Spy Museum

This is hands-down one of kids’ favorites among DC destinations. The International Spy Museum provides children with fun and interactive insights into the largely romanticized world of espionage. With rotating exhibitions, interactive events and activities and an amazing gift shop, it’s the perfect place to bring the kids during your stay at the Capitol Hill Hotel.

Washington Nationals Game

While this is a seasonal attraction, there’s no greater American childhood experience then going out to a ball game. Luckily, the Washington Nationals happen to be one of the best and most promising young teams in the Major Leagues. Nationals Park is also a new and beautiful stadium that’s sure to host a wonderful day for the whole family. In the off-season, be sure to check out Wizards basketball games and Capitals hockey games, located within minutes of our boutique hotel on Capitol Hill.

Bike Ride on the National Mall

DC’s historic and visually stunning National Mall is a widespread collection of the greatest American tourist attractions. A fun way to get the kids excited about looking at all of the historical buildings is to utilize one of the many local bike rental outlets and cruise between the monuments with ease.