Washington, D.C. Journals

Washington, DC with kids

A July 2003 trip to Washington, D.C. by Tenia

Quote: Washington DC with young children requires some advance planning, an early morning to avoid the worse of the afternoon heat, and some advance decisions on what priorities to see along with some serious flexibility.

Washington, DC with kids


The Washington Zoo was a favorite with the kids. I couldn't believe there was only a charge for parking. The pandas were cute as they rolled around and played with each other like young children. The Washington Monument was interesting although we found the Mall to be a lot of walking for a hot afternoon in July. The Vietnam Wall was powerful in its simplicity and the Lincoln Memorial Was impressive with it's large size. Having a city map so you know which building is which helped to identify all the fascinating buildings that surround the area.Quick Tips: You have to choose what you're going to do because there is so much to choose from. I was satisfied to see the White House and Congre...Read More