If you’ve got a family trip on the books for this winter in Washington, DC, then there are so many ways to entertain your spouse, little ones, and yourself. From culturally enriching destinations, to treasured local traditions, these are the best indoor activities for families in town.

Visit The Smithsonian Museums

The Smithsonian Institution is among the most respected and well known collections of museums in the world, and its finest establishments are right here in town. Keep the little ones fascinated with old spacecrafts and historic airplanes at the National Air and Space Museum, and step back in time at the National Museum of Natural History.

Eat At Family-Friendly Restaurants

There are a ton of family friendly restaurants throughout Washington, DC and a good amount of them are right here in Capitol Hill. Skip the long walk and take the family to Ted’s Bulletin for some nearby American comfort food in a funky art deco space with big sandwiches and unique events like classic film screenings.

Go To A Caps Or Wizards Game

Professional sporting events tend to be big hits with children visiting DC, and luckily winter is the season for two of our best franchises. Take everyone out to an exciting Washington Capitals game to see them try and defend their Stanley Cup Championship, or get in some basketball with our beloved Wizards.

Check Out Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market is a unique and enjoyable place to bring the family. The spacious marketplace has a ton of food vendors, and a jewelry shop if you want to treat your loved one to a nice surprise. We recommend taking the family around to the various seafood, meat, and international food stands and trying small dishes at as many as possible.

Kick Back At The Capitol HIll Hotel

Another great indoor activities for families staying in Washington, DC this winter, is hanging in at the Capitol Hill Hotel. Our apartment-style guest rooms will make you all feel as comfortable as you do at home while ordering room service and a movie.