Photo Friday: Spring Break in Washington DC

Cherry blossom season in Washington DC

With Spring Break coming up for many families, visiting Washington DC with kids is a hot topic of conversation — with great reason. DC is perfect with kids and right now it’s even better because the city is in bloom. From cherry blossoms to daffodils, it’s beautiful.

The National Zoo

We covered Washington DC with kids extensively in the Fall including top family travel resources, favorite Washington DC attractions with kids, and Washington DC family travel tips.

We spent part of our Spring Break in DC this year too. We had an opportunity to test a new iPhone application called Family DC (DC Essential Family Guide). It offers relevant information specific to families. I loved the ability to search for restaurants right around your location. By the time we leave a destination, often we are tired and hungry, so having family-friendly recommendations at our fingertips is very valuable. I even tested it in some of the suburbs and it identified some of our favorite places – a good sign! This guide, in addition to our downloadable Washington DC Guide on the Nile Guide, are a perfect combination.

National Portrait Gallery

We managed to miss all the rain and got fabulous weather the days we were there. Wanting to soak in the sun, we picniced in front of the National Portrait Museum. This was a perfect example of balancing what I wanted to do and what the kids wanted to do. We started with portraits and ended with monkeys (National Zoo). The architecture at the newly renovated National Portrait Museum was stunning.

Roof over newly renovated National Portrait Gallery courtyard

The roof over the courtyard created a beautiful indoor space (Keep it in mind for rainy days. It’s just across from the Spy Museum). Unfortunately, my boys had way too much energy to be indoors, so we made our way to the zoo.

At the end of a long day it was great to be met with kids robes, cookies and a large soaking tub at the Lorien Hotel and Spa.

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Usually we include only our own photos on Photo Friday. This week, we wanted a cherry blossom shot and didn’t have a good one – we licensed that photo – it was not taken by Nancy Solomon.


  1. Love DC! We are going this summer and I am sad that I am going to miss the cherry blossoms this year!

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