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National Arboretum

Looking for a huge outdoor space to run around in, this is it! At the Arboretum you’ll find gardens, forests, monuments as well as the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum that houses a wonderful collection of bonsai (Japanese art) and […]

United States Botanic Garden

A beautiful outing no matter what time of year. They have a variety of exhibits inside the Conservatory that is nicely designed to walk around and learn about different varieties of plants, flowers and their environments. There is also a lovely […]

Freer Sackler Smithsonian Museum of Asian Art

They have a fun family program where you can tour the gallery and then make your own art. A great way to get to know art for ages 8-14 plus adult. ImaginAsia A distinctive family program designed to inspire a […]

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National Inventors Hall of Fame

Fascinating and educational! This is perfect for inquisitive (older) kids and also includes some interactive elements to keep them entertained. Located inside the US Patent and Trademark office. Appropriate age range will depend on your child, but generally for an older age. […]

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Old Town Alexandria Waterfront Parks

Old Town has an array of waterfront parks that vary in proximity to amenities. What they all have in common is they are all along the Mount Vernon bike trail (great if you’re out for a bike ride or stroller stroll) and they […]

Gravelly Point Park

While this is a lovely waterfront park with lots of grass to run around on, the main attraction here are the airplanes. Situated in extremely close proximity to Reagan National Airport, if the planes are landing in the right direction […]

Splashpark – Lee District RECenter Telegraph Road

The most insane explosion of water fun! This is hands down the best splash park I’ve taken my little one to and puts all the others to shame. Link to website Hours Memorial Day to July Weekends only, 9:30am-7pm July – Labor […]

River Farm Horticultural Society

River Farm is a fantastic place to let your kids run around, and it’s free! Just up the GW Parkway from Mount Vernon (between Old Town and Mount Vernon) it has views that rival those found at Mount Vernon. They have […]