Washington D.C. is a top destination for families. Some of the best monuments, museums, historical sites, zoos, and parks in the United States are located here. Even better, many of them cost nothing to visit. Here are our favorite D.C. destinations.
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- Our Washington D.C. for Families Pinterest board
- Our Virginia destination page
- Our Maryland destination page
You can find interesting day trip ideas from Washington D.C. on our Virginia and Maryland pages. Consider Fort McHenry, the birthplace of Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner,” just one hour north of Washington D.C. Another favorite day trip is hiking in Shenandoah National Park, just 80 miles outside of the city.