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How to Do D.C. With Your Spy-Obsessed Kid

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Photo: Buff Strickland

Visiting Washington, D.C., can feel like the school trip from hell: no matter who you are, no matter what you’re interested in, you’re stuck with the same obligatory sights. We say, Table that notion! The city is more varied than guidebooks let on, and a whole lot more fun—especially if, like most residents, you have a clear-cut agenda.

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Themes: Arts + Culture · Family

Inspired by: How to Do DC |T+L Family — by David Plotz, Published Feb. 2007

Hotels (1)

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    Hilton Washington

    The Hilton Washington is just a stone's throw away from Dupont Circle and is convenient to a number of Washington, D.C. area attractions, including

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    Meskerem

    Located in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, this authentic Ethiopian eatery is named after the calendar month that marks the end of a long rainy seas

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    Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant

    Dukem, a casual eatery in the U Street Corridor, is widely acclaimed as one of the best traditional Ethiopian restaurants in the nation. The dining

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    Cashion's Eat Place

    Since chef Ann Cashion first opened this upscale Southern comfort-food joint in 1995, it's become a neighborhood institution. Her menu, with its Ne

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    Love Café

    An offshoot of the popular District franchise, Cakelove, Love Café is a casual gathering spot serving coffee, sweets, and light meals. The café, li

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Activities (5)

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    Dupont Circle Freshfarm Market

    Established in 1997, the Dupont Circle Freshfarm Market is a year-round farmers' market welcoming producers from the Chesapeake Bay region. Located

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    National Museum of African Art

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is dedicated to displaying, preserving, and educating the public about African art. Located in a m

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    Freer and Sackler Galleries

    Located on the National Mall and connected by an underground exhibit, the Freer and Sackler Galleries form the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

    The mesmerizing and thoroughly wrenching exhibits here are required visits for any American wanting a better understanding of the Holocaust. The mu

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    International Spy Museum

    A must-visit for both wannabe spy kids and their John le Carré-reading parents, this terrific interactive museum gives you the chance to try your h

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