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Under Cover: 7 Local Playgrounds With Tons of Shade

Keep cool at one of these playgrounds filled with protected jungle gyms, covered picnic tables, cool gazebos, and more shade trees than you could ever imagine. Sunburns don’t stand a chance!

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Local Babymoon Destinations to Book—Stat!

Round up your significant other (or your BFF) and book a babymoon at one of these spots, all within driving distance from downtown D.C.

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Test the Waters: 11 Incredible Spraygrounds

From toddlers to teens, these area spraygrounds keep kids entertained for hours (especially if you “sprayground hop”). All you’ll need is a towel. Ok, and maybe some sunscreen.

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7 Concerts Your Kids Can’t Miss

Put those listening ears and dancing shoes on–these performances are standing ovation-worthy.

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Fun Farm: Spend the Day at Frying Pan Park

Pigs, cows, horses, turkeys, peacocks—these aren’t the usual beltway suspects when you think of living in D.C. But if your family longs for a simpler time, or just an afternoon away from the hustle and bustle, hit the road for Frying Pan Park.

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Feeling Crabby? The DMV’s Best Joints to Get Your Feast On

Get your mallets, Old Bay seasoning, and butter sauce ready because it’s time to get your claws on Maryland Blue Crabs.

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Small Scoops: 7 of the Best Ice Cream Parlors in the DMV

With so many ice cream parlors to choose from, we’ve whittled it down to the coolest spots for treating your sweets.

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Fine Dining With Kids (Nope, That’s Not a Typo!)

Itching for a great culinary night out but want to make it more of a total family adventure? You’re in luck.

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37 Things to Add to Your Summer Bucket List

When the lil’ D.C. residents are ready to ditch the lazy days of summer, this ultimate bucket list is sure to satisfy their fever for fun.

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Best of the Fests: D.C.’s Can’t Miss Summer Festivals

Celebrate an eclectic mix of performing arts, multiculturalism, imagination and creativity at one of the city’s family- and budget-friendly festivals.

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Lunch With a View: Top Spots for Kid-Friendly Waterfront Noshing

What better way to enjoy a not-too-hot summer day than with a family meal by the water?

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Hot on the Trail: 6 Nature Walks Your Kid Will Love

Keep kids on the straight and narrow this summer with one of these local nature trails, packed with rocks to toss, greenery to roll around in and wildlife to admire.

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Funny Ha Ha: Great Places for Kids to Learn Improv

It’s a bird, it’s a plane—no, it’s your tot bringing out the best of their imagination at an improv class near you.

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Early Fun for Your Morning Bun

Put aside the LEGOs and cartoons and entertain your little early bird in a fun and local way.

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Fresh Air Flicks: Outdoor Movies for Pint-Sized Audiences

Here’s your kid-friendly guide to the cool places in and around D.C. to catch an outdoor movie and enjoy the sunset.

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