Our lengthy list of things to do in Washington DC with kids proves that our nation's capital is about more than just politics (so breathe a sigh of relief).
The best Washington DC attractions offer visitors and locals a wide variety of activities ranging in areas from science and nature to history and athletics. Want to kayak in a gorgeous waterfront park? Need to harness those espionage skills? It's all up for grabs at beloved museums, green spaces and sports complexes.
If you're thinking about a weekend getaway and leaving the kids at Grandma's, be sure to also explore our picks for the best things to do in Washington DC, which includes great eats, drinks and so much more.
RECOMMENDED: Feeling Manhattan-bound instead? Check out our go-to things to do with kids in NYC.