Summer Fun Day #32: Take a day trip to Washington, D.C.


With the weather finally cooling down, why not celebrate the reprieve with an outing to D.C.?

washingtondcDuring the busy school year, it’s easy to forget that we have the nation’s capital in our backyard. Take today to jump on the D.C. Metro or MARC train and explore the city, from the amazing variety of exhibits at the museums to the famous monuments. Admission is free at all Smithsonian museums, and they have great kid-friendly exhibits and activites, particularly at the Air and Space Museum and Museum of Natural History. You can also take the elevator to the top of the Washington Monument, or take a stroll along the National Mall.

For tips on the best places to go that are off the beaten path, take a look at our insider’s guide to a day trip in D.C.

For more summer fun ideas, check out our 100 Days of Summer list of family activities, or see our daily calendar of events.