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Washington DC for Families

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Take a week and see the sights!  My family and I have traveled to the DC area for the past 4 years and we have a great time each visit.  We stay at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington so we're able to jump on the Metro and go exploring or jump in the car and head down the road to Mt. Vernon.  Check out  the theatre events at the Kennedy Center (don't forget the kids theatre events!) and the Ford Theatre.  Ride to the top of the Washington Monument, explore the Smithsonian museums around The Mall (make sure you head out to Chantilly to the newer Air & Space Museum, too).  Tour the Bureau of Engraving & Printing, the Holocaust Museum, the Capitol, and the White House (if you're lucky enough to be able to get in  through your legislator's office).  The FDR monument and the WWII monument are favorites for our family!  The Spy Museum is fun if you enjoy a good spy thriller. The Archives, the Art Museums, the Marine and Navy Memorials . . . It's all good.  Be sure you take the Monuments by Moonlight Tour for a great view of the city at night and an excellent guided tour of the town.  We normally go in the fall to avoid the busy summer tourist season.  It's a lot less expensive than you'd think since the monuments and most museums are FREE!  Buy a weeklong Metro pass,  pay for a well-situated hotel and relax and enjoy all there is too see.  (HINT- We combined our trip with a jaunt over to Baltimore and the two worked very well together!)

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