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Winter Break in Washington, DC

Planning Tips for Winter Vacation in the Washington, DC Area


Winter break is a great time to visit Washington, DC. The city is festively decorated for the holiday season and bustling with fun activities for the whole family. Whether you live in the Washington, DC area or are coming from out of town, here are some resources to help you plan for a great winter break in the nation’s capital.

Things to Do in Washington, DC and Around the Region

The nation’s capital is a great place to explore with the whole family. Following are suggestions of the best museums, monuments, government buildings, national landmarks, special events, and much more.

Top 10 Holiday Activities in Washington, DC
Winter Family Fun in the Washington, DC Area
Best Christmas Events for Kids in Washington, DC
On the National Mall
15 Best Places to Go With Kids in the DC Area
Washington, DC for Teens
DC Attractions that Require Advance Planning
Top 10 Northern Virginia Attractions
Top 15 Maryland Attractions
Top 10 Weekend Getaways
December Calendar of Events
New Years Eve in Washington, DC
Great Holiday Getaways Near Washington DC

Getting to Washington, DC

During holiday and vacation weeks, the best way to get into the city is to take public transportation. If you are planning to drive into town to visit the National Mall, see Parking Near the National Mall for some helpful tips. For directions to specific attractions and neighborhoods, see Washington, DC Maps.

Staying in Washington, DC

Looking to stay in the city during winter break? Here are a variety of resources for every taste and budget.

Downtown Washington, DC Hotels
Cheap Hotels in Washington, DC
Best Boutique Hotels in Washington, DC
Capitol Hill Hotels
Georgetown Hotels
Dupont Circle Hotels

Places to Eat in Washington, DC

The Washington, DC area has a wide variety of restaurants ranging from formal dining, casual or family friendly restaurants and sports bars. Here are some suggestions:

Dining Near the National Mall
Best Kid-friendly Restaurants in Washington, DC
Eat Cheap in Washington, DC
Best of DC Food, Beverage and Dining

Looking for childcare during the school vacation? See Winter Break Camps in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia

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