More Gifts of Washington DC


1) The National Zoo’s conservation efforts go alone firsthand with making this a must visit site in DC.  Pay a visit to giant pandas, the polar bears and other animals from around the world.  The pandas have new adorable offspring, Bao Bao - and right next store are the great red pandas.  The DC Subway has a stop about a 1/4 mile away ... up hill!  DON'T waste time or money buying any Washington DC souvenirs there, spend your time looking at the animal ... come to our website and get the DC souvenirs mail right to your house!  We've got the Zebra Hoodie here.

2) See the stars in Rock Creek Park at the only planetarium operated by the National Park Service.  The family tours of the night sky are free.  Get some rest during the day and be ready to be fascinated.  Great Christmas Ornament to remember the trip.

3) Families need help with the cost of vacations in Washington DC, significant discounts to many of the city’s popular paid attractions can be obtained the DC Explorer Pass. These passes provide access to either three or five of any of the following experiences: International Spy Museum tickets ($), Newseum ($), Madame Tussauds ($), Bike & Roll DC tour ($), George Washington’s Mount Vernon ($), Boating in DC tour ($), National Geographic Museum ($) and the CitySights Monuments Express Hop-on, Hop-off tour ($).

4) Take time to walk the National Mall in DC by foot.  Walking tour companies that give free, fun facts and trivia kid-friendly tours (gratuity recommended) infused with games.  They also have tours including the Arlington Cemetery Walking Tour, the Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour and the must do Ghosts of Georgetown Tour.

5)  Because you are on the walking tour, already make sure you take pictures with Fala.  Fala is the famous presidential pooch, at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.  Perfect spot for a family selfie! - White House Ornaments

6) You earn money by working see money being made, with a free tour of the Bureau of Engraving & Printing.  Peak season (March-August), is first-come, first served same-day tickets are required. The ticket office opens at 8 a.m.  Tell your kids that at the end of the tour they give out free samples!!  (not really)

7) The best miniature golf in DC is East Potomac Golf Course.  Stop by for a round of miniature golf.   Anyone under the age of  19  pays only  $6 per game. Tremendous views of the Potomac River with commercial planes roaring into National Airport as an exciting bonus.  A great ladies t-shirt for walking in DC.

8) One new exhibition on permanent display at the National Air and Space Museum where you can play pilot is called mock cockpit at America by Air.

9) Make sure you get to the National Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Pavilion ($6 for adults, $5 for children) where you can walk among living butterflies.  Tuesday are free you will need tickets the are timed-entry tickets and are a must.  The office opens at 10 in the morning every Tuesday, and the tickets are available at the Butterfly Pavilion. Washington DC souvenir shops are all around, but you can skip them and enjoy your time finding new adventures. 

10) The National Museum of American History where you can teach kids about American history. It houses the Star-Spangled Banner flag, which in 1814 inspired our national anthem.  Your family can explore the history of the American presidency, don't miss the red slippers that  Dorothy’s wore, they are on permanent display.   Relax at the end of the day with a great cup of coffee and remember your family trip.  Washington DC souvenir Coffee cup

Plus one more as a bonus.

11) DC’s most popular playground where you can let kids roam free at Friendship Park (aka Turtle Park),  located in the city’s American University Park neighborhood.  There is a huge sandbox that the little ones will love, and it's always full of toys.