Tag Archives: DC Family Activities

Everything’s Coming Up Roses (& Peonies & Irises) at the USBG National Garden & Bartholdi Park

The US Botanic Garden is hardly a secret to us locals, but it’s easy to get caught up in the wonderful indoor galleries and forget about the beautiful areas outside. The National Garden right next to the conservatory and Bartholdi … Continue reading

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Walk Along the River: Hiking from Riverbend to Great Falls Park

The last day of my kids’ Spring Break was a gorgeous one, so a friend and I decided to make the most of it and take our broods on a hike along the Potomac. My first idea was to head … Continue reading

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: April 21-25

Monday – It’s going to be a superb day for a hike at Great Falls. Whether you opt for the Maryland or Virginia side, you can’t go wrong. Enjoy spectacular views of the falls and rapids from several overlooks, hike … Continue reading

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: April 14-18

Monday – Make your way up to Baltimore to visit the Maryland Science Center, where your crew can explore a variety of exhibits, play in the Kids Room, see an IMAX movie, and much more. Hours are 10am – 5pm. … Continue reading

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Tips for Families Viewing the Cherry Blossoms (2014)

[Note: This was originally posted in 2011 (hence, the now outdated Lost reference) and updated each year. And since the tips always apply, I'm re-posting yet again with a couple more minor updates.] Taking the family to the National Mall … Continue reading

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