After looking for a weekend getaway idea, we decided to check out Washington DC. DC with a toddler might seem counterintuitive, but it’s a great place to visit! There are so many museums, outdoor spaces to walk and run, great food, great people (except lobbyists and politicians, right?!), and great scenery.
Day One: Arrival
Our first day we visited the National Air and Space Museum. It was perfect for an energetic toddler to run around and there was plenty to do to stay busy for several hours. For dinner, we checked out the Capitol City Brewing company. It was close to our hotel, family friendly, and had pretty amazing specialty pizzas. After a fun day, we walked back to the hotel for some down time. We stayed at the Hotel Dupont Circle, which was super convenient and great for kids! They even surprised Olivia with two stuffed animals when we checked in and a plate of milk and cookies when we returned to our room after dinner.
Edit from six months in the future: No joke, these stuffed animals were awesome. Olivia STILL packs them with us. The cat, especially, comes everywhere. His name is Dupont.
Day Two: Departure
On day 2, it rained a lot, but that didn’t slow us down. We were able to visit the Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, and the Reflecting Pool. Olivia slept most of our stroll around the National Mall, but she did wake up in time to see the Lincoln Memorial.
Washington DC is so kid friendly! And the best part – many of the museums are completely free. We can’t recommend this city enough for a family friendly vacation. Check out our video for more ideas on taking the kids to Washington DC.
Our first Vlog: Washington DC with a Toddler!