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Visiting Washington DC with Kids: Day Two

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Washington DC with Garcia Memories:
Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Day Four
After our first full day exploring the monuments and memorials around Washington DC, we were ready to see more!

Weeks before our trip, I had researched the museums and planned which ones the boys would enjoy the most: National Museum of American History, National Natural History Museum, and the National Air and Space Museum. Those were at the top of our list.  I had planned we'd make our way around the National Mall and hit most of the museums on this day, including the Spy Museum and National Gallery of Art
I really wanted to see the National Museum of African American History, as well as the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum but both of these needed tickets for entry. Although the tickets are free, I seemed to always miss the window to order the tickets online. There was also a day of, stand-by line option for both of these museums, but I wasn't willing to stand in line for a few hours when there…

Washington DC with Kids: Day One

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Washington DC with Garcia Memories:
Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Day Four
Of all the different Spring Break destinations, why Washington DC?


About a year ago, my eight year old asked if we could go to Washington DC and visit the Library of Congress. I was shocked by his request and was curious to know where he had gotten the idea. He simply said he saw it on TV and it looked like an interesting place to visit. While other kids ask for theme parks and the beach, mine wanted the Library of Congress! Thus, our spring break trip to Washington DC.

Our four day trip to Washington DC was super fun and jam packed with sightseeing! There is so much to share that I've decided to write up each day of our trip each in a separate blog post.



DAY ONE

Our first day started with a red eye flight from San Diego to Baltimore, Maryland. Instead of flying straight into DC, we opted for a cheaper flight which was about $100 cheaper for each of us. We then took a Super Shuttle from the Baltimore airport to our…