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Little Rockers: D.C.’s Coolest Music Classes for Kids

From cello and ukulele to dulcimer and accordion, the list of learning possibilities at these music schools is endless!

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Celestial Oohs and Ahhs Worth Staying Up Late For

Share that sky-high feeling of stargazing with your own wide-eyed wonders by trying out one of these celestial viewing hot spots.

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Kid’s Best Friend: Top Spots to Adopt a Family Pet

If you’re ready to get a family pet but don’t know where to start, read on. We’ve rounded up six local adoption centers and animal shelters that are must-visits.

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Upper Crust: 4 Local Pizza Parlors That Deserve Repeat Visits

Take note, moms and dads, and be prepared to buy some bigger fitting pants because after you read this list of the best places to pick up a pizza you won’t be able to stop at just one topping.

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Road Trip Pit Stop: Dinosaur Land

If your kid is in a dinosaurs-are-so-cool phase, or you’re just into quirky roadside attractions, make a pit stop at Virginia’s Dinosaur Land.

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6 D.C. Restaurants with Outside-the-Box Kid Menus

So, kiddo is ready to branch out beyond chicken nuggets and cheese pizza? Get started at one of these local restaurants with kids menus that are far from standard.

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House Call: 7 Cool Classes That Come to You

Whether your little one wants to learn with her friends or go at it solo, these classes—from gymnastics to cooking—are taught in the comfort of your own home…or backyard.

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Just Opened: An Awesome Afternoon on the New Silver Line Metro Extension

Pick one stop, or hop off at all five and get to exploring. From family-friendly restaurants to hiking trails, here are some of the hidden gems we discovered along the new Silver Line metro extension.

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Tout de Sweet

Local Bakeries for Bite-Size Birthday Treats

While your kids may have blown-out candles on cakes before, why not shake things up this year and present a heap of delectable mini-treats to the birthday guy or gal?

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5 Places to Pedal Boat (and See Some Cool Sights)

Whether your little one is mesmerized by monuments or turtle chasing, there’s a pedal boat ride just for them.

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Get a Jump On: Bounce House-Filled Play Spaces

When bopping around outdoors isn’t in the forecast, check out one of these indoor bounce house play spaces for kids of all ages.

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Dacha Beer Garden

A Toast! D.C.’s Kid-Friendly Beer Gardens, Breweries, and Ale Houses

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

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20 Surprising Places to Beat the Heat this Month

It’s getting so hot that the thermometer may just surrender. But don’t let your family raise the white flag just yet. Instead, why not explore these 20 hot spots to cool off?

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And We’re Off: 6 Easy Labor Day Getaways Near D.C.

Check out these awesome last minute Labor Day day trips that make getting in and out of the city a piece of cake.

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5 Summer Pop-Up Shops to Visit With Your Kids ASAP

From BBQ to baby dolls, the wares sold at some of the coolest D.C. pop-up shops appeal specifically to the under-10 set and their grown-ups. But if you want to check them out, you’ll have to hurry.

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