DC with Kids appWith 250+ attractions, DC With Kids, FamilyiTrips, is the most comprehensive family travel app on the nation’s capital. Categories make it easy to discover the city’s top attractions, places to play and special experiences from sleepovers at museums to moonlight tours, spy missions, festivals and free attractions as well as find the best spots for burgers, cupcakes and pizza.

National Museum of American History

National Museum of American History,
photo A. Kempler

Washington Parent magazine praises DC With Kids, saying “Natives and tourists alike will find DC With Kids, FamilyiTrips, a handy tool, with features including Top Attractions, Plan Ahead, By Ages, Special Tips, Fun Facts, Play Outdoors, Eat, Shop, Free, Side Trips and Maps.”

“This travel app brings DC to your fingertips,” says WUSA-TV,DC.

When first introduced, DC With Kids was an app store Hot List pick for seven weeks. Click here for Hot List screen shots.

Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History,
photo A. Kempler

Written by a long-time Washingtonian, DC With Kids engages children with its Fun Facts, whimsical illustrations and playful icons.  DC With Kids aids parents by providing important planning tips and pinpointing exhibits best for young kids, grade schoolers and teens. Use the app to create an itinerary that matches your family’s needs.

Features: 250+ attractions, hundreds of photos and illustrations.

*Top attractions. See our picks for those with limited time.

*Plan Ahead. These essential tips prevent you from being disappointed whether you want a White House tour or tickets to a Smithsonian Discovery theater children’s performance.

Face Painting International Spy Museum

Face Painting International Spy Museum,
photo International Spy Museum

*By Ages. Your four year-old is whining, your fourth grader is bored and your teenager wants to know why he had to come on this trip. Stop the insurrection by finding attractions that engage each group.

* Fun Facts.  Kids (and adults) love odd facts. Such tidbits are great for starting conversation with your kids and for getting them interested in exhibits. What was the strangest package ever sent? (a 4 year-old girl.) Find out who sent her and why in our National Postal Museum write-up.

Smithsonian Carousel

Smithsonian Carousel, photo C. Stapen

*Play Outdoors. Have fun paddling, biking, walking, riding carousels or horses, strolling gardens, cheering teams, playing golf and ice skating.

* Favorites.  Create your own itinerary by listing what you want to see.

*Eat. Discover the best cupcakes, pizza, burgers, food trucks as well as restaurants for more leisurely dinners.

National Air & Space Museum

National Air & Space Museum,
photo Randa Bishop

*More. Been there, done that?  Repeat visitors as well as locals find additional attractions and experiences.

* Free. Many of DC’s top attractions are free. Use this icon to identify the budget-stretchers.

*Side Trips.  Have an extra day or even an afternoon?  Consider visiting George Washington’s estate Mount Vernon, the Civil War battle site Antietam or nearby Annapolis or Baltimore.

*Sleep. A hotel with a pool is always a bonus for families so we’ve listed these as well as pet friendly and other lodgings.

*Map. Every entry has Metro directions and a fully interactive map that connects your location to your destination.

*Add a comment. We welcome your comments.

DC With Kids works on an iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

About the Author
Candyce H. Stapen, a long-time Washingtonian, writes frequently about the city she loves.  She arrived in the District decades ago for graduate work and, after receiving  her Ph.D. in English, stayed to raise two children (and numerous dogs).

A leading authority in family travel who is frequently interviewed on television, Stapen has authored 2300+ family travel articles, 30 books including the Blue Guide Washington, D.C., and two National Geographic Guides. Her latest book is An Explorer’s Guide: Virginia (Countryman  Press). Stapen has received numerous prestigious travel awards. Her articles have appeared in many publications, including Family Vacation Critic.com, Continental magazine, MSNBC.com, BellaOnline.com, National Geographic Traveler, Caribbean Travel and LIfe, Cruise Critic.com, Family Fun and Global Traveler.

Find out the latest about D.C. by following Candyce @FamilyiTrips.


Category: Travel
Updated: Aug 30, 2012
Version: 3.3
Size: 73.0 MB
Language: English
Seller: FamilyiTrips
Copyright: FamilyiTrips


Adorable and informative
User-friendly, very cute illustrations, and an entire travel book’s worth of content for less than a Starbucks latte! Good deal. There are useful activity ideas for locals and visitors alike, even those without kids.
by Em Crockett – Version 2.0 – Mar 15, 2012