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Biergarten Haus

A Toast to this Round-Up of Kid-Friendly Breweries and Ale Houses

D.C.’s beer scene is booming, with plenty of kid-friendly places to enjoy a cold one. Cheers to that!

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Jimmy Potters Studio & Workshop

Mini Makers: Where to Create, Craft, and Cook

Shake things up during the summer lull with a class or camp that lets the littles keep their hands busy crafting, cooking, inventing, and building.

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D.C.’s Decidedly Outlandish Desserts

It’s Alive! It’s Alive! Frankenstein-like desserts to tempt your taste buds.

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Best Neighborhoods to Window Shop with Kids

Need some retail therapy, but on mommy/daddy duty for the day? Get your fix anyways with our round-up of the best neighborhoods to window shop

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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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The Rio: Your Guide to All-Day Fun

If you haven’t been to this picturesque hot spot—complete with its own lake—then it is time you and the kiddos check it out. Don’t be surprised when you find the hours slip away.

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Head to the Beach…In the Middle of D.C.!

You can lounge by the “water’s edge,” grab food from the snack bar, and even play beach games at this beach. Got your attention? Then read on for deets on the district’s latest attraction.

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Smooth Sailing: Local Kid-Friendly Day Cruises

A short day cruise is your chance to tour the area in a new way (a waterway) and take the kids on an unforgettable adventure.

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Just Opened: Pleasant Pops Downtown

Skip the sugar-laden, plastic wrapped popsicles and head to Pleasant Pops newest downtown brick and mortar for a fresh, homemade treat.

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5 Nearby Beaches With More Than Just Sand and Water

Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or even a history lesson, these beaches fit the bill (and they are all within a few hours of downtown DC)!

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Gone ‘Klamping': Stress-Free Family Camp Sites

We coined our own little term to describe all the perks of glamping with kids…klamping! Here are three kid-friendly places not far from the DMV that promise to deliver all of the amenities of home on a great, wild adventure.

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The Ultimate Guide to Party Places for Kids with Summer Birthdays

These awesome outdoor birthday spots will put the thrill back into your kid’s summer celebration, and not just the younger guests. Some of these venues promise to put a capital F in Fun for parents too!

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Reel Cool: Where to See Free Movies This Summer

Keep cool at one of these movie theater’s summer film series for kids. They’re all free!

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10 Absolutely Free (and Awesome) Things to Do This Summer

Family trips to the beach, amusement park rides and summer camp can quickly take a toll on your wallet, so we rounded up ten activities and events that will fill your days with fun for free!

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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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