I know you think that here at Globe-toddling, we spend all our time winging from one exotic destination to the next, pausing at home just long enough to swap one season’s wardrobe for the next. If only.
In truth, we spend all but a few thrilling weeks a year here in DC. Which, fortunately for us, happens to be a pretty fun place to visit. Especially with kids.
I could ramble on forever with insider tips. (The Air & Space Museum has the worst food on the Mall; the Museum of the American Indian and the National Gallery have the best. The Freer Gallery and Hirshhorn Museum are the best places to pop in and use the toilet…)
Instead, I’ll pass the mic to two super bloggers who not only know the District better than the Secret Service, but also know how to navigate it with small children. (Both still have kids in diapers.)
KidFriendly DC is the blog I check when I want to find something to do with my kids. Linda Samuel knows every museum, play room, and puppet stage in the city and no kids’ event flies under her ‘play-dar.’ If it’s going on in the District, KidFriendly DC knows about it. Make sure you check it every morning of your visit.
DC Like a Local is penned by witty local tour guide Tim Krepp. Tim’s knowledge of the city is downright encyclopedic, but his delivery is far more Norm than Cliff (forgive the Bostonian reference, but nobody’s made a sitcom about a venerable DC pub for me to draw on). Check out his Visiting with Kids page for a spot-on “Top 10 DC Museums for Kids” list. Or, strap the kids to your backs and amble along on one of his Walking Schtick Capitol Hill tours.
Check ‘em out. Then come on over and play!