Fun And Education Combined in Washington DC
City breaks can be tiring deals, especially if you are visiting with children. You need to keep everyone occupied in order to avoid those tantrums and tears, whilst also helping your little ones to understand about the place they are visiting at the same time.
By the time your city break is finished you are probably going to be ready for another vacation to recover!
If you plan your break well ahead of time however, you can avoid those stressful times, and make sure that everyone in your party enjoys the break, you included. One particular destination which certainly holds enough to keep everyone more than occupied for the space of a break is Washington DC.
The American Capital is not just a city, it is a historic education centre cleverly disguised as a vacation destination! Basically, your children are going to learn something whilst they’re away when visiting this particular city, and they won’t even realise that education is making an appearance!
There are many Washington DC hotels which are very child-friendly, including family rooms, babysitting services, games rooms, and pools, which means you can even afford to spend a few hours relaxing in the hotel, enjoying the facilities, rather than out and about every second of the day. If you shop around and try and find last minute deals hotels, you could even save a little cash, and that is always welcome when it comes to family breaks.
Washington DC is of course famous for many things, including the White House. Yes, you can visit, but you do need to book well ahead of time and ask for permission – make sure you do this prior to your visit to avoid disappointment! Another major attraction is the National Mall. This is basically one massive educational melting pot, cleverly wrapped up in nature, architecture, and fun. There are any museums and galleries around here, many of which are free, that you could easily spend your entire vacation in this region, exploring what the museums and monuments of the Smithsonian and National Mall have to offer.
The National Air and Space Museum is a great place to head for any children who love planets and stars, or perhaps the International Spy Museum, for something totally different. The National Zoological Park is a great day out for all the family, as well as the National Museum of Natural History.
You can easily help your children learn a lot about USA history by visiting Washington DC, and most of it is not going to cost you a dollar, thanks to free museums to help make your break that much cheaper. If you can combine your time with one of the many last minute hotel bookings on offer, you can save even more cash, and these days, anything saved is always very greatly received!
Of course, the capital is also a huge, modern city, and there are many other regular city attractions to enjoy, such as shopping, entertainment, night-life, and restaurants, which makes Washington DC a fantastic blend of old and new.