Just returned from 3 day trip with another mom and 2 girls (ages 8 & 9)
Thursday - arrived & capital tour at 1240 (through state rep) . Lots of walking, statues, people everywhere & couldn’t hear, House gallery passes waited 30 minutes definitely not worth it for us. Botanical garden was fantastic! Dinner at founding farmers- great food, small drinks very loud! Lincoln memorial at night we all loved.
Friday- breakfast at founders distillery was good— White House tour at 1:00– 1:15 wait through several security check points in HOT sun for a 15 minute walk through (interesting bit kids not impressed) dinner at old ebbits was great!
Breakfast at teds bulliten was fantastic! Spy museum not worth the $ interesting at first then not so much- girls were not impressed- National history museum of natural history! 10 out of 10! Smithsonian “castle” mainly a visitor center nothing fantastic! Filomena for dinner 10 out 10!!! Georgetown was great!
- stayed at Kimpton George which was good but no pool and farther away from monuments! So with heat and 2 tired girls lots of ubering
Also what I never saw posted on any reviews or forums that I wish I knew- there are an outstanding number of displaced people all over the city- very few asked for money or said anything but was shocked with the # and sleeping ALL over the monuments, side walks etc...
Next trip: no booked tours and would stay in Georgetown or Arlington