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Tips for Touring Washington, DC, With the Kids

private tours of Washington DC

With so many different attractions, both historical as well as those geared toward children, deciding on what to see on your next Washington, DC, visit isn’t always an easy task. Of course, the private tours of Washington, DC, from DC Trails offers fun for the whole family. But if you’re looking for more kid-centric attractions, we’ve collected some tips for you here.

Below you’ll find some great suggestions that are geared toward children!

  • Day 1: Starting at the National Mall is a great place to begin a visit with the kids because it’s a large public park with lots of room to run around in, as well as historical monuments and museums in between. Also, taking a tour of the U.S. Capitol building and the Library of Congress are also both great choices. Then end the afternoon with a free trip to the Smithsonian Museums.


  • Day 2: To see as much as possible, we recommend taking a guided bus tour that stops by all of the biggest monuments. The best view of the city is from the Washington Monument, so be sure to see it on your tour. Ending the day with a fun trip to the International Spy Museum is a great way to keep the kids happy.


  • Day 3: Spending your last day in DC at Mount Vernon is a nice choice. There’s a museum and a home tour that shows what it was like to live there back in the old days, as well as a working farm and animals for your children to see. They also have a great food court.

private tours of Washington DC

If you’re planning a trip to the nation’s capital, why not spend it comfortably by traveling with DC Trails. You can learn more about our history and all of our charter bus schedules here. For more information, contact us online today or call 1 (703) 360-2800.