Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
and 19th Century architecture and for the fabulous, family-friendly precinct on the Georgetown Waterfront. Take a stroll along the boardwalk, watch the boats, see the views of the
and across the water to Virginia. Eat, shop, play and enjoy live entertainment and outdoor fun all throughout the year. In November, the fountain transforms into the massive and is open every day through to March.
Kennedy Center, Watergate, Key Bridge, Rock Creek National Park is an urban park that includes the 65ha National Zoo and a Planetarium – and admission to both is FREE!
Part of the National Parks Service, this unique ‘urban park’ sprawls across over 700ha and was the third declared national park in the US. Within the Park, the National Zoo (part of the Smithsonian) is home to over 400 different species of animals. If that’s not enough to make you want to visit, admission to the
is FREE! Seethe Giant Panda Habitat and Asian Trail and the Elephant Trails, and look out for Andean bears, tigers, lions, cheetahs and zoo babies! Pop into the only planetarium in any US national park, located within the Nature Center. Special shows and show times cater for children as young as 4 years, and are suitable for the whole family.
Zoo Washington Harbour Washington Harbour Ice Rink, National The Rock Creek Park Planetarium
uses high-tech Spitz software to project the image of the night sky onto a large, dome-shaped ceiling. Rangers lead children on a journey of exploration into our solar system, galaxy, and beyond. Free tickets to planetarium shows can be collected from the Nature Center front desk up to half an hour before each show.
Madame Tussauds has wax figures of all 44 US Presidents
Pose for a selfie with historical figures – or opt to get up-close with 21st Century heroes including Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Beyonce, Zac Efron, or sports stars and talkshow hosts!
Don’t miss a thing on a hop-on-hop-off double-decker DC bus tour
Not sure where to start exploring this fun destination? Big Bus Tours cater for the whole family, with pre-booked e-tickets sent straight to your smartphone, and, with over 50 stops, you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as your ticket allows and discover DC at your leisure. Regular loops and plenty of stops make it easy to sightsee in your own time, or book a guided tour, with a choice of times, routes and landmarks and learn more about wonderful Washington DC from the comfort of an open-top double decker bus.
From left: The White House, Lincoln Memorial, Cherry Blossoms, Skyline at Sunset