Kid-Friendly Activities Near Washington, D.C.

Kid-Friendly Activities Near Washington, D.C.

Family vacations are a great time to explore new places and grow closer together. Washington, D.C., makes a great family vacation spot since it's full of history, culture and fun for everyone to enjoy, whatever their age. This guide will help your family decide where to go to make some precious family memories and have the trip of a lifetime. 

Explore Washington, D.C., Museums and Memorials With Your Kids

Our nation's capital is brimming with history, so there are plenty of museums and memorials to visit. Many museums provide interactive programs and activities for children to help them learn about the past and to inspire them for the future. A few great places to take your kids in Washington, D.C., include:

  • National Museum of American History: This museum, as well as most of the other Smithsonian museums, is free for all patrons and provides many interactive activities for kids to enjoy. Help your kids learn about history while having fun through hands-on experiences.
  • International Spy Museum: Here, the whole family can learn about the history of real and fictional spies. The museum hosts several programs that allow kids to try out their own spy skills.
  • Lincoln Memorial: Children will marvel at this giant sculpture of one of our nation's greatest presidents. They can also learn about who Abraham Lincoln was and what he did for our country.

Kid-Friendly Attractions Around the District of Columbia

In addition to the historical museums and memorials, there are many other fun things to do with your kids while visiting Washington, D.C. Be sure to visit these popular spots:

  • United States Botanic Garden: Let your kids explore the Butterfly Garden and get their hands dirty with various interactive activities available at the United States Botanic Garden.
  • Clemyjontri Park: This accessible park was designed to help kids of all abilities feel welcome. It features a carousel and a train all children can ride.
  • National Zoo: Kids will love visiting the hundreds of animals here at the National Zoo. They can also learn about conservation efforts going on in the world and what they can do to help.

Fun Amenities at Washington DC/Capitol KOA Holiday

Of course, you don't have to hit the D.C. Metro to have a good time — there are also fun activities going on at our campgrounds! Join us for special events like:

  • Weekend events: We have fun activities planned throughout the camping season, like outdoor movie nights, ice cream socials, games and crafts.
  • Holiday parties: Celebrate the holidays with us! Join us for Christmas in July, spooky Halloween weekends and 4th of July festivities.
  • Outdoor activities: We have several outdoor games and sports available, like horseshoe pits, ping pong, badminton and a basketball court. We also have a scenic nature trail for your family to explore.

Stay at Washington DC/Capitol KOA Holiday

Washington, D.C., is an exciting place for kids and adults alike. Its many museums and attractions are sure to please the whole family, and they are all easy to access when you stay at our Washington DC/Capitol KOA Holiday location. Book your stay today!

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