1: Capitalize on Everything Washington, D.C. Has to Offer
With countless museums, monuments and outdoor recreation, it’s no wonder that our nation’s capital has bloomed into a go-to city for families.
Wave hello to Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and their cub Bei Bei at The National Zoo, one of only four zoos in the United States where you can see giant pandas (bonus: admission is free); explore the fantasy of flight at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum; admire the magnitude of the national monuments; or ride bikes along the Potomac.
When staying in a city as stately and historic as D.C., it’s only fitting that you’d want to stay in a hotel with a rich and storied past. Find this at Omni Shoreham Hotel, an elegant property that has played host to presidents, world leaders and even rock music royalty (The Beatles stayed during their first American tour — be sure to look for John Lennon’s hand-written set list on display in the lobby).
Situated on 11 acres of lush gardens, the hotel offers a resort atmosphere in the heart of the city (the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro station is directly across the street), and boasts a heated swimming pool, milk + cookie turndown service for the kids and is adjacent to Rock Creek, a national park with more than thirty hiking trails.