Thursday, June 23, 2011

Family Holidays In Washington DC

American politics make headlines around the world, and what better place to get the real feel of the pulse of the nation than a visit to the capital. Washington DC holidays are a relaxing getaway filled with stylish accommodation, world-class dining and some of the most engaging museums in the country. Drenched in drama, spectacular architecture and American heritage, Washington DC is an intriguing North American destination drawing an international crowd of tourism year round.

However, Washington DC is not all grown-up ideals and academia. Eager to please its younger guests, Washington DC holidays are family friendly and offer something for all ages. In addition, family holidays to Washington DC are a best bargain deal with many of the educational attractions offered free of charge.

1. Six Flags America
Six Flags is located just outside the DC area and provides all day and into the night excitement with over 100 rides and exhibitions. Ride your favourite super hero roller coaster to include tributes to Superman, the Joker, Bugs Bunny and more.

2. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Hurricane Harbor is a wet and wild way to beat the summer heat with water slides, inner tubes, wave pools and neat to eat treats.

3. Thomas Town
Another Six Flags creation, Thomas Town is a three and a half acre playground for kids of all ages. Encircled by the Thomas Town Train, rides include kiddie helicopters, Ferris wheels and everything you need to keep the little ones happy.

4. The National Zoo
Free admission to meet all your favourite critters from the sweet and congenial to exotic wildlife to capture your imagination. The National Zoo is operated by the Smithsonian Institution which contains 19 other exciting museums and attractions.

5. Washington Monument
Perhaps the most famous landmark in America, you may take the lift up to the top of this attraction for a panoramic view over the scenic grounds and water pool.

6. The National Aquarium
The National Aquarium may not be the biggest of its kind, but it is surely the most scenic with picturesque parkways and plenty of room to roam.

7. National Children's Museum
This fascinating and interactive workshop allows kids of all ages to challenge their minds and skills with science and technology.

8. Children's Museum at Discovery Creek
Take this opportunity to explore career choices in science, archaeology and more with clever educational tools to bring to life the possibilities contained in the science fields. Age appropriate for younger visitors, The Children's Museum at Discovery Creek opens a young mind to all he or she can become.

9. National Museum of Natural History
Always fun and always free, the National Museum of Natural History contains over 10,000 specimens from cave men and dinosaurs to modern military collections sure to engage curious minds of all ages.

10. United States National Arboretum
This quiet and tranquil Washington DC retreat is situated near the Anacostia River and offers walking trails through scenic Japanese botanical gardens, koi ponds, waterfalls and room for the kids to run. Opened seven days a week and free of charge, the Arboretum is the perfect big city escape to rest and collect your thoughts.


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