May 22, 2017

50 Things to Do in & Around Washington, DC Over Winter Break

There’s a lot to do in and around the Washington, DC area with kids, almost too much to do. So, if you live in the area, or are planning to play a visit during the winter holidays, take a look at 50 fun and easy things to do with your kids. 1. Be Like Indiana Jones. Head to the National […]

Voluntourism: 8 Ways to Give Back on Your Family Vacation

Voluntourism is big and it’s not just for adults. There are lots of programs at hotels and resorts that enable families and children to give back. You can even work directly with non-profits themselves, like Together for Good and Stuff Your Rucksack, which will let you know what’s needed at schools and orphanages in communities near your travel destination. Whether […]

Stray Boots: Our First Family Scavenger Hunt

I’ve written a few times about scavenger hunts as fun ways to explore new cities or areas of town. Over the weekend, I had a chance to try one out for myself in Washington, DC as my kids and I took on the Smithsonian+Art Adventure from Stray Boots. The starting point was the Smithsonian Castle, so we parked nearby (an […]

20 Free Things to Do with Kids in Washington, DC

One of the things I love most about Washington, DC is that there’s so much to do that’s free. You could easily spend a week in our Nation’s Capital without spending a penny on attractions. Take a look at 20 of my favorite free things to do with kids in Washington, DC. 1. Enjoy a Free Performance at the Kennedy […]

25 Things to Do with Kids in Washington, DC

We got our last snow yesterday (fingers crossed that it really was the last snowfall), so I’m moving on and am getting excited about spring here in Washington, DC. So, naturally I had to put together a post with 25 super-fun things to do with kids in and around our Nation’s Capital now that the weather is (almost) warm. Here […]

Exploring with Kids: National Postal Museum

Over the weekend, I took three of my kids to the National Postal Museum in Washington, DC. I’d wanted to go to this often-overlooked Smithsonian museum for ages, and was so glad that I finally made the time. There’s plenty for little ones to do at the National Postal Museum, including a scavenger hunt and lots of interactive activities to […]

Stay Classy DC: The Newseum’s Anchorman Exhibit

I’ve always been a big fan of the Newseum. It’s a fantastic museum in Washington, DC that teaches about the history of news in a way that is interactive and fun. There are loads of hands-on activities that both kids and adults will love, like touch-screen kiosks that allow visitors to be reporters or photographers, as well as news desks […]

Visiting with Kids: Mount Vernon

It’s been ages since I’ve been to Mount Vernon, just outside Washington, DC, and never once have I taken the kids, so when I saw the listing for Christmas at Mount Vernon in The Washington Post’s Weekend section, we had to go. I knew the visit would be historical and educational, but I was surprised at the how kid-friendly Mount […]

Get Out of Town: Top Family-Friendly Hotel Packages

Only a few more days until the summer travel season is underway and I’ve already seen a bunch of hotels offering creative and fun packages that are perfect for families. Take a look at a few of my favorites that I know you’ll love. Camp Omni: Omni Hotels & Resorts yesterday announced Camp Omni, a new summer family package with […]

Free Museum Entry All Weekend (Bank of America)

It’s that time of the month, time for Bank of America cardholders to get in free at 150 museums, zoos, science centers and botanical gardens across the country. Just head to any participating cultural institution this weekend (April 7-8) and show your Bank of America credit or debit card to get one free admission. Now in its 15th year, the Museums […]