10+ Things to Do in DC with Kids for a Fun Filled Trip


It’s filled with educational and exciting attractions, offers clean and easy-to-use public transit, and features a number of family-favorite restaurants. It’s got everything you could hope for in a family vacation destination!

If you’re looking for things to do in DC with kids, check out this list of our favorite kid-friendly activities, including…

  • 国际新闻历史博物馆
  • 首都摩天轮
  • 华盛顿杜莎夫人蜡像馆
  • Washington Nationals Ballpark Tour
  • 随上随下大巴士观光旅游
  • 和更多…

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Dedicated entirely to the history of mass media in the United States and around the world, the Newseum offers an unexpectedly fascinating and totally unique experience for museum goers.


You’ll be able to compare media documents and newspaper clippings from major events in American history and see poignant artifacts, like the wreckage from the Twin Towers and the largest piece of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany, first hand.


进入: Newseum门票可作为华盛顿特区探索者通行证的选项。



这个180 - 高耸的观景轮提供了一些标志性景点的最佳景观,包括华盛顿纪念碑,国会大厦,亚历山大市中心,波托马克河以及乔治王子国家的各个地点。

You’ll see lots of the city sights all while enjoying the nice and easy ride from your luxury gondola space. Kids will enjoy seeing everything from such a great height!


进入: The Capital Wheel tickets are available as an option with the Washington DC Explore Pass.



Explore the Civil Rights Room and the Media Room for a glimpse inside the very DC-esque worlds of politics and media. Of course, you’ll still be able to enjoy the usual celebrity fare!

Kids will appreciate the opportunity to snap photos with their favorite famous people, and you’ll value the educational context in which they’re placed.

Getting In: Madame Tussauds DC tickets are available as an option with the Washington DC Explorer Pass.

Washington Nationals Ballpark Tour

国民-棒球场,游This hour-long tour of DC’s ballpark is an excellent option for sports-loving families.

作为一个较新的棒球场,它提供了大量令人兴奋的商店和沿着大厅的食物选择,非常漂亮的幕后花絮,以及蓬勃发展的SW Waterfront社区的迷人景色。

您可以探索的一些有趣的东西包括PNC钻石俱乐部,Nationals Dugout,客队俱乐部等等。


进入: Washington Nationals Ballpark Tour tickets are available as an option with the Washington DC Explorer Pass. Game tickets are separately priced and are not included with the pass.

Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Hop-On-Hop-Off-big-bus-washington-dc-1-Day-Patriot-Tour-3What better way to explore DC than with a bus tour of Washington, D.C.?

This convenient and informative hop-on hop-off tour circulates you throughout the most popular areas of the city, including …

  • US Capitol & Botanical Garden
  • Air & Space Museum
  • 华盛顿纪念碑西
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • 国际新闻历史博物馆
  • White House
  • 以及更多!


Please note that although it might be tempting, we don’t recommend using this bus as your primary means of transportation — DC traffic is too unreliable and the Metro system is usually quite good.

进入: Hop On Hop Off Big Bus DC tickets are available as an option with the Washington DC Explorer Pass.



See topics from the iconic print magazine brought to life in fun and interactive ways geared towards kids at the National Geographic Museum.


进入: National Geographic Museum tickets are available as an option with the Washington DC Explorer Pass.

Rent a Bike

Bike Rental in Washington DC

Get in a little exercise while you sightsee when you explore the city by bike–one of the best (and most fun) ways to explore the National Mall and National Monuments and one of the most rewarding things to do in DC with kids.

DC is a very bike-friendly city. There are plenty of bike trails that circle the monuments, memorials, and museums along the National Mall and lots of roads are designed with bikers in mind, too, so you biking beyond the sights is pretty easy–even with family in tow.


进入: DC Bike rentals by Bike and Roll are available as an option with the Washington DC Explorer Pass.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon



You’ll get a guided tour of the mansion and gardens, a chance to visit both the old and new tombs of George and Martha Washington, and a first-hand look at the role of slavery and Washington’s wavering and contradicting views on the matter at the Mount Vernon estate.


进入: 乔治华盛顿的芒特弗农门票可作为华盛顿特区探索者通行证的选项。

Washington Monuments Cruise

Washington Monuments Cruise along the Potomac River




Some top sights you’ll see along the way include the Kennedy Center for the Performing arts, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, and more.

Getting In: Washington Monuments Cruise tickets are available as an option with the Washington DC Explorer Pass.



Isn’t she adorable?

The world-famous zoo has been a family favorite destination for generations, especially since the arrival of the country’s first two giant pandas in 1972.



Getting In: Admission to the National Zoo is free.

The National Air and Space Museum

The number one destination for school field trips in DC, the National Air and Space Museum is one of the Smithsonian Institution’s most popular attractions. It’s an amazingly interactive museum filled with real historic spacecraft from the global history of aviation and space travel.

他们收藏的一些亮点包括Charles Lindbergh's 圣路易斯精神 ,阿波罗11模哥伦比亚 ,甚至是1903赖特传单。

Getting In: Admission to the National Air & Space Museum is free.


Another Smithsonian heavy hitter, the Museum of American History is an ideal family destination.




进入: 国家美国历史博物馆免费入场。


Quite an impressive skeleton.

Quite an impressive skeleton.




Getting In: Admission to the Museum of Natural History is free.

Let’s Recap

There you have it. Our list of some of the top things to do in DC with kids during your vacation.

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Consider adding a few of these kid friendly options to your upcoming itinerary. Enjoy!

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