- TripBuzz found 534 things to do with kids in or near Washington, D.C., including 503 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Arlington, Silver Spring, Bethesda and Bowie.
- From Nationals Park to Smithsonian National Zoological Park, the Washington area offers 113 different types of family activities, including: Monuments, History Museums, Theaters and Bus Tours.
- As the capital of the nation, Washington D.C. is fortunate enough to host a blended variety of activities, events, and attractions for all visitor types. History buffs can see the many memorials and Smithsonian Museum, party animals will enjoy the robust night life, and foodies will have their pick of hundreds of different and unique restaurants.
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Roosevelt Island DC to Allegheny Highlands PA, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
Potomac Heritage Trail offers visitors outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, biking, rafting, and boating. The trail goes through forests, has rocky terrain, and passes by streams. There are also views of the Potomac River.
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3600 Old Frederick Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788 MoreLess Info
The picturesque Loy's Station Covered Bridge in Old Frederick Road has a picnic area with a playground for kids. There is also a creek nearby, several other picnic tables scattered along the stream, horseshoe pits, and grills.
Maryland National Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course located about an hour's drive outside Washington, D.C. The course features dramatic changes in elevation, scenic views, and a full-service restaurant.
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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
Costumed park staff and volunteers present historical vignettes throughout Harpers Ferry National Park on some days, while on other days, visitors can take classes to learn to knit, raise a garden, and bake bread. Visitors can also hike and fish at the park.
95% 169 votes
1304 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 MoreLess Info
The Rising Sun Tavern was originally built by George Washington's younger brother. It is currently being used as a museum that teaches about life in an 18th century tavern with costumed actors to tell stories of those who stayed at the site.
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Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
The Appalachian Trail is a famous, 2000 mile trail that allows hikers to explore the Appalachia region of New England. The trail is strung with a variety of lakes, streams, forests, stone structures, and wildlife.
83% 29 votes
907 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg, VA MoreLess Info
Focused on civilian life during the Civil War era, Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center houses documents, artifacts and artwork from the local area in seven permanent exhibits, alongside special events like Second Saturdays, dedicated to interactive activities for all ages..
Elk Mountain Trails in Knoxville has well-mannered horses that are good for kids and beginners. The trail ride was easy and the guides are friendly. They have horseback rides on the C&O canal and the adjoining woodlands.