If your kids are on Spring Break and you are staying local, we’ve got some fun ideas of how you can spend the time off. Our first recommendation is that you become a DC tourist. Nothing is better than strolling around the city when you don’t have to entertain out of town guests and can do it at a leisurely pace. Grab tickets for the hop on/off bus and strap on a camera while you take in all of the sites, scenes and blooms. Create a scavenger for your kids to follow along with or count the statues you see.
–Sunset cruise on the Potomac– there are so many just google and check out your options
-Middleburg, Virginia has vineyards, distilleries and farms that can keep you buys. There is an adventure park that has treetop zipline adventures. The Salamander Resort is beautiful to walk around and you can stop by the stables to say hi to Cupcake the mini horse and book a ride if you want. The town offers walking tours and ghost tours too.
-Head to Loudon County about 45 minutes from DC and check out Harpers Ferry Adventure Center. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is over 2100 miles and worth the climb for the amazing views. Blue Country Farms has animals and play structures and seasonal fruit to pick while Dirt Farm Brewing can be seen from the farm perched on a hill and has open space and delicious brews.
-Hang at the Wharf, play games, grab a bite to eat and even kayak
-Take a tour of Old Town Alexandria and perhaps that means you use the water taxi to cross the river. Be sure and take advantage of the free King Street Trolley. Have you heard of the Spite House? Your kids will think this is amazing; go find it!
–Trails, marshes and gardens in our area
–Breweries with outdoor space
–Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake sailing again April 24 and is a lot of fun!
-If you are okay with going indoors, most museums are re-opened, including the National Building Museum.
-Lastly, we present you with our spring bucket list with a few more ideas!