Discover Washington with two kids, you’ll have a blast!

The positive thing about living abroad, away from loved family and lifetime friends, is that you have plenty of time to travel around your adopted country… I had the chance to visit Washington during the amazing blossoming spring season!

If you had to choose the perfect period to visit Washington, cherry blossom in spring is a must.

This city was on the top of my “to visit list” (right after NYC). Spending a week-end in Washington DC is so refreshing when you live in Miami!

I enjoyed the city beyond my expectations. It is such a kids friendly place, provided they like to walk… or move in a stroller. In fact, first stunning feeling is the extend: wide roads, impressive and massive distant monuments. All along the National Mall. I told you, you have to walk… a lot!

Architecture there has nothing to do with Miami, which is kind of refreshing for a Parisian living in Miami.

1/ Things you have to see: Have a walk around the National Mall, you’ll amazed by the great deal of historic point of interest to admire!

Jefferson Memorial

Tidal bassin

Washington Monument

World War II Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

The White House

Georgetown is the most gorgeous place in DC. It is like being in a fairy tale with colored low-rise houses, filled with shops and bakeries. Just walk 15 minutes from the city center and you get transported in England!

2/ Entertainment with kids:

There are also tons of museums, most of them are free (rare enough to be mentioned) which makes the visit even more pleasant. You can pick the museum you want and spend as much time as you want, even brief…

American Art Museum – Irving Penn : Beyond Beauty

Air and Space Museum

National Museum of the American Indian

3/ Where to have a sweet treat…

Now speaking about the yummy part of the journey… Le Pain Quotidien is in DC! I was thrilled to devour fresh baguette and croissant from the 1st morning.

I also tasted the increasingly demanded Baked and Wired bakery in Georgetown (be prepared to queue if you go there on a Sunday morning).

There are a lot of nice places to have a coffee. My favorite is clearly La Colombe, a friendly café in a blossoming arty district: peaceful place and welcoming staff.

4/ Where to stay

Mayflower Hotel is a great place, welcoming and perfectly located.

A 3 days trip is fine with kids.  Anyway, there is still so much left to discover… I should be back soon! If you have other places to visit or taste, don’t hesitate to share in the comments below!