Is a trip to with your family to our nation’s capital on your bucket list? It’s a fantastic trip for children in elementary school through college. If you haven’t been, it’s a treat for adults as well. Like any vacation, ample planning will ensure a smooth trip and many wonderful memories for the entire family. Follow these recommendations from the professionals to plan a trip of a life time.
After you’ve confirmed your dates and budgets prioritize booking your accommodations. Renting an apartment from an owner is a great way to spend a week with a family in a large city. Casual breakfasts and relaxing evening to unwind after a long day of touring are much easier in an apartment than a hotel room. It’s often cheaper to rent an apartment from an owner. Many meals can be prepared in the kitchen instead of dining out three times a day. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon and stock up on energy bars from Medifast1 for the trip and healthy snacks during the day.
Many tours should be booked in advance. For a bus city tour, plan on booking this prior to arrival for the greatest value and time slot options. There are many tours available in the city; check the online reviews prior to booking. Most of the Smithsonian museums are free to the public and a full of fascinating artifacts from our country’s history. Depending on the ages of your children, Segway tours can be great fun. Not only is it a novelty, but you can certainly cover much more area on a Segway than by foot. These should also be booked in advance.
From the White House, the Capital building, the Smithsonian Museums and a host of monuments, there’s plenty to see and do in Washington D.C. for the entire family!