Washington DC is the place to go if you want to have fun yet you don't want to put your mind on idle the whole trip. Or if you want your kids to learn something, not just ride roller coasters and eat cotton candy. And you don't want to max out all your credit cards to do it.
Best Time to Go
If your schedule permits, the best time to visit Washington is either the spring or the fall. Springtime is especially inviting as you may get to experience the annual Cherry Blossom Festival an April tradition which draws thousands of happy tourists in often beautiful weather.
Things to Do
From the Capitol to the White House to the Supreme Court to the Smithsonian there's all kinds of ways to stimulate your mind and help your kids learn things the could never learn in a classroom. From the National Zoo to the International Spy Museum there are more fun things for both adults and children to do than it seems possible to pack into just one city.
First stop, the National Mall. You won't find a Gap or an overpriced cookie store in this Mall. This is where all of Washington's famous monuments reside such The Washington Monument, The Lincoln Memorial and The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.
Not to mention the nearby Smithsonian Institute. You could spend weeks just browsing through it's various museums. I almost forgot the best part. Most of this stuff you can see for free. Gratis. No charge. Complimentary. In other words, you ain't gotta pay nothing.
For after dark fun you can see a show at the Kennedy Center, check out some basketball, hockey, or music at the MCI Center, or dance the night away at one or more of Washington's many sizzling nightspots.
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