What to Do in Washington DC with Kids

This post contains details about the most popular things to do with your family in DC, including free things to do, nighttime activities and popular attractions, updated for 2019.




The following section will cover the best ideas for things to do with your kids in DC, covering whether an activity is free or available at night.

For more ideas on top popular attractions, check out our comparison post on tourist discount passes, which could help you save money on admission and which also offer family-friendly itineraries.

You might also want to take a look at our name your own price walking tours and find out more about the various bus tours and boat tours available in Washington DC.

You’ll also find several family-friendly activities on our list of the top things to do in DC.

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Washington Monument Tickets

Getting Tickets to the Washington Monument

This post is about how to visit the Washington Monument, including tips on getting here, how to get tickets and how to plan your trip.  




Technically, tickets to visit the Washington Monument are free, unless you opt for pre-ordered tickets, which carry a $1.50 per ticket reservation fee.  

NOTE: The monument is under renovation and expected to reopen to the public in August of 2019.

Advance Tickets

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Washington DC Night Tours

Things to Do in DC at Night

This post is a look at things to do in Washington, DC at Night, including a top 10 list as well as free activities and things to do with kids.  We also list nightlife and entertainment options.  Read more »

Things To Do in Washington DC in November

What to Do in DC in November

This post covers the top things to do in November in Washington, DC (updated for 2019), including nighttime activities, free things to do, and family-friendly options.

Be sure to read our master post on things to do in DC for even more ideas.


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This section covers our top ten list of things to do in DC for November.

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All the things you MUST Do in DC this Fall (2019)

Washington DC is a fun and family-friendly city to visit this fall. There are plenty of fun and free things to do all around the city, and this is your guide to enjoying the best of DC this fall.


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This is a Top 10 list of things to do in DC this Fall. For more ideas on popular things to do in DC, check out our posts on bus tours and walking tours of the city.

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Best Things to Do in Washington DC

What to Do in Washington, DC

This post covers the best things to do in DC, including top attractions, museums, points of interest, kid-friendly activities, food, things to do at night and much more. 


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Below is our list of the top 10 things to do in DC. In each listing, we add links for more in-depth looks at each choice and related items.  Read more »

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Washington DC Ghost Tours

This post is about ghost tours in Washington, DC, including our ghost and scandals tours, as well as adult-only walking tours.

 These three aren’t ghost tours, but they are great for a night out (adults only) for scandals, affairs, and murders!



For such a small city, Washington DC has a lot of ghost stories. In any of the historic neighborhoods, you’re bound to find an old house that has unexplained bumps in the night or otherworldly sightings of lost souls who suffered tragic ends. Read more »

The Best 8 Things To Do in DC in The Fall (2020)

We all love the summertime and can complain here and there about the winter but the fall season has a lot to love. And experiencing it in D.C. means that there’s no shortage of activities for anyone to enjoy. The nation’s capital and the surrounding area sees a high number of visitors from around the world, and as the leaves change colors and a crisp hits the air, they get a chance to really see the best of the city through all of these things to do. So with that in mind, read on for a robust list of things that you can do in D.C. in the fall.

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