Spring Break begins March 30th in Fairfax County, Virginia and April 3rd in Montgomery County, Maryland. If you have opted to remain home this Spring Break there are many opportunities to have fun with your children right in our area. Jamie Davis Smith’s Huffington Post article, Passport to Spring Break Fun, outlines great activities for you and your children in the DC metropolitan area. Ms. Smith’s idea of creating a passport to DC with your children will help you plan activities and will get them excited about the week even if you aren’t leaving home. If you are unsure where to start, Ms. Smith recommends looking at Our-Kids.com, which offers hundreds of suggestions on current local area activities. I have personally been a subscriber to Our-Kids for many years, and have used and continue to use the site to find interesting events and activities for my children, and I wholeheartedly second Ms. Smith’s recommendation.
If your children are interested in the arts, see a play at Imagination Stage or Adventure Theater-MTC, or visit an art museum such as the National Gallery of Art. Plan to visit the Zoo, the Air and Space Museum, and/or the Museum of Natural History. Other museums you may want to add to your passport include the National Building Museum and The College Park Aviation Museum. The Cherry Blossoms are expected to be in full bloom during Spring Break this year. Plan a trip downtown, or if you prefer to avoid the crowds, take a ride thru many of our area neighborhoods. Consider day trips to Baltimore, Gettysburg, or a hike thru Great Falls. Remember to take lots of photos and consider sharing them with your former spouse.
For more ideas on things to do in Montgomery County, Maryland check out visitmontgomery, for Fairfax Couny, Virginia check out Fairfax Family Fun. For example, the carousel at Rio Washingtonian opened March 14th, Zip Lining at Go Ape and Adventure Park at Sandy Spring have opened for the season, Butler’s Orchard Bunnyland runs through April 12th. Head to our local parks including Clemyjontri Park on a nice weather day. Don’t feel you have to attend expensive activities, there are plenty of fun and free or low cost activities that can be found.
With so many wonderful opportunities in our area you will be able to have a memorable Spring Break without leaving home and your passport will be filled in no time.