Tuesday, February 2, 2010

D.C. Attractions?

So, we're going to be heading out to visit my parents in Washington D.C. at the end of April. To say the kids are excited is an understatement. Neither one has been on an airplane before and I am petrified of flying, despite having flown quite a bit so that aspect should be interesting. My husband may be comforting the three of us.

Here's my question to you. What are absolute "must dos" when in D.C. and the surrounding area? We are obviously looking for family friendly activities as well as some "adult only" options. We will obviously do some of the touristy things, but I would like to hear from those of you who live there or who have visited before what things are worth doing and what things we can afford to skip.


Nancy said...

I don't know what they are but I'm curious too because we are thinking of going during April vacation.

Joanne said...

I've never been to DC, sounds like it'll be a fun vacation. The Smithsonian is supposed to be amazing, but I'm not sure it'd work for the little ones.

Robyn said...

I used to live there (how I miss it!). The National Zoo and Smithsonians (Natural History and Air & Space are the best) are great for the kids. For adults only, I think the Holocaust Museum is unbelieveable (although maybe a little heavy for vacation); also, visit the National Archives.

Despite living there for 3 years, I never did the White House Tour and wish that I had.

jodifur said...

With the kids-

white house tour (you need tickets)
spy museum

if you want good restaurant suggestions email me at jodi@lucidphoenix.com and we will chat about location and food requirements and such.