Stay Arlington asked
local residents for their favourite, kid-approved activities, and created this
ultimate guide, which includes a Cookology class, biking the Mount Vernon Trail,
becoming Junior Special Agent at the DEA Museum, ice-skating at the Washington
Capitals practice rink before meeting players, and devouring delicious nitrogen
infused ice cream.
Take the kids to ArlingtonNational Cemetery
where the entire family can learn about the USA’s
military history and visit the graves of U.S. heroes. Experience the time-honoured
Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Arlington has nearly 100 miles of paved trails, making it
the perfect place to rent bikes as a family and go out for a ride. Take a walk
or a bike ride along the Mount Vernon Trail to Gravelly Point
and watch planes fly to and from nearby Reagan National Airport.
Arlington is full of local parks with playgrounds, nature centres
and interactive exhibits. A local must-visit is Upton HillRegional Park
, home to a water park, batting cages, hiking trails and mini golf.
For American flavour, head to Clarendon’s Silver Diner
which serves up reinvented classics and many kid favourites, and Texas Jack's Barbecue
, named the "best barbecue joint in the D.C. area"
in 2018 by the Washington Post.
For some local flavour, head to Clarendon creamery Nicecream
Kids’ eyes will widen as their ice cream is flash-frozen before their eyes with
liquid nitrogen, resulting in a fresh and delicious treat.
Bring the kiddos to Punch Bowl
Social for bowling, an arcade, karaoke and more. At Nook
, smaller children
can play and learn in a modern environment. Try hands-on cooking classes for
your burgeoning chefs at soon-to-open Cookology.
Kids can take a spin on the ice at the MedStarCapitals Iceplex
where the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals
practice —they even have an area where the kiddos can get signed autographs
from their favourite players.
Posted by: Arlington Convention and Visitors Service
Posted on: 16/03/2020