We are lucky to have a terrific selection of museums in the Washington, DC area. Many of the museums have special programs for kids and lots of hands-on activities that are educational as well as entertaining. The National Museum of Natural History happens to be one of our favorites. The museum is one of the Smithsonian's most popular and offers something special for all ages. The Discovery Room is a great hands-on display for young children. Feel the skin of a crocodile, examine the jaws and teeth of different animals or try on clothes from around the globe. Be sure to check out the Insect Zoo, Dinosaur Hall and Sea Life Hall.
Looking for some ideas for family fun in the Washington, DC area? Our vibrant city is here waiting for you even when it is not the height of tourist season. Consider Winter-Time in Washington with Christmas lights, Ice Skating or plenty of interesting activities around to keep the whole family entertained. We time our special promotions with great values for all the best times for a mini getaway. How about Easter when Cherry Blossom events are getting underway? Late Summer promotions are always popular while the kids are home for summer vacation. With an quick walk to Washington Harbour you can watch boats while enjoying patio dining at many popular eateries, or get on a boat for one of the DC Cruises. Here are my top picks of suggestions:
Designed for families, couples or office parties, this new service leaves right from nearby Washington Harbour in Georgetown. Check out their upcoming Cherry Blossom Cruise or a beautiful date-night cruise around the evening Monuments of Washington DC. We are excited about DC Cruises.
There are many outdoor ice skating locations in the DC Area including nearby Washington Harbor, an quick walk from The Georgetown Inn. Affordable family fun with the lovely surroundings of Washington Harbor and Georgetown. Check seasonal availability at The Washington Harbour.
The ice skating rink at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is a long time favorite destination, attracting thousands of visitors to skate in the parklike setting on the National Mall, surrounded by extraordinary sculptures by renowned modern and contemporary artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. The skating season begins in mid-November and continues through mid-March, weather permitting.
Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
ADMISSION: $7.00 Adults, $6.00 Children and Seniors.
Skate Rentals: $3
EASTER BUNNY SPECIAL
For a Special Time only look at our deeply discounted Easter Bunny Promotion available for visits between 3/24/2016 and 3/28/2016. An affordable opportunity for a mini getaway with all the action-packed activities in Washington DC. Check out our Easter Bunny Special.
YEAR 'ROUND SPECIALS & PACKAGES
For any occasion The Georgetown Inn offers creative and fun packages to make the most out of your visit to the Washington DC Area. Whether a quick getaway, a special visit with a special someone or a diversion with restless kids home from school on break, we have something for everyone. And just because we are renowned for hosting dignitaries from around the globe doesn't mean we are not welcoming to our local DMV area residents. Check out our creative Specials & Packages.