See In Washington, D.C. On Your Family Trip
Washington, D.C. for the trip of a lifetime.
Perhaps you're looking
forward to your first visit here to see the museums,
monuments, the White House and the Capital. Wonder what else
to see in Washington, D.C.? Review the museums shown on the
left, and make your reservations for Washington,
Or perhaps you’re looking
to return to Washington, D.C. to see the sights again - but
this time you’re bring your kids. Perhaps you want to show
them the sights you saw years ago and also wonder what to
see in Washington, D.C. together now.
What To See in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. has a
compact museum district that is easily walkable, a low city
skyline with wide streets, and a mix of museums and national
monuments. To maximize your visit we don’t generally
recommend taking the White House and Capital tours. (But we
do recommend the White House visitors’ center and the
Capital visitors’ center.) Not because they aren’t
interesting. It’s just that in our opinion the hassles,
delays and security intrusions aren’t worth it for us. With
limited time and so many places to see in Washington, D.C.
some places have to be left out.
WhatToSeeInWashingtonDC.com we want to focus on out of the
ordinary places and look at them from a different
perspective. If you want mainstream, then Fodors or Lonely
Planet guidebooks might be all you need. And they can
supplement the information you find here. But we focus on
family travel, visiting out of the ordinary places and
viewed from a different perspective.
Memories from family trips
stick. Often it’s the mishaps and misadventures that
everyone remembers fondly later. “Remember when we were at
the Air and Space Museum and ….” is something you’ll hear
long after the trip is over. That’s worth more than the
souvenirs, sunburns or frostbite that are long forgotten. So
while we are committed to providing you usefully information
for your family’s travels we encourage you to stay low key
and recognize your trip won’t go off quite like you planned
it. But those diversions will be longer remembered than the
perfect travel agenda that you planned.
You’ve traveled here to
show your children their heritage, explain the present
country we live in and cast a vision for the future. This is
your opportunity as their parent and as a family to discover
They need to discover it
with you, hear it from you and hold the memory of being
there together. The question is … will you be
Now here at What To See In
Washington DC we are unapologetic fans of homeschooling. Yet
regardless of your choice of formal schooling for your
children, all children learn from their parents.
Visiting museums and monuments we learn
So here you’ll find
opinions and advice on what to see and do in Washington DC
that will engage your interests, strengthen your family and
We're glad you found us!
Allow us to be the first to welcome your family to
Washington, D.C. Visit the Smithsonian, the Washington Monument, The
Lincoln Memorial, The
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and perhaps the White