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Spring Break in Washington, DC


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Spring break is a popular time to visit Washington, DC. It’s a great time to see some of those attractions that you’ve never gotten around to exploring and the city is 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 spring break in the nation’s capital.

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.

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.

Exploring the National Mall
Spring Family Fun in the Washington, DC Area
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
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Easter in Washington, DC
Passover in Washington DC
March Calendar of Events
April Calendar of Events

Staying in Washington, DC

Looking to stay in the city during spring 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 Spring Break Camps in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

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