Spring Break for the Family

Spring Break for the Family

Spring break is finally here and the kids are home for the week. Maybe you’ll take some time to visit with family, entertain guests, or go on a trip. But what if you don’t have any plans? We have some ideas for all ages to have fun at home, or for a quick and affordable getaway!

Theodore Roosevelt Island fountain

Go for a Hike

Outdoor Fun

Get the kids outdoors and go for a hike at Teddy Roosevelt Island in DC, Great Falls Park, or Scotts Run in McLean.

Lake Accotink Park

Take a Walk

Outdoor Fun

Hiking not your thing? Enjoy a leisurely walk at a regional park such as Lake Accotink in Springfield, Burke Lake Park in Fairfax Station, or Wheaton Regional Park in Maryland.

fountain meadowlark

Enjoy the Gardens

Outdoor Fun

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery at River Farm in Alexandria, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Green Springs Gardens in Alexandria, or the US National Arboretum in DC.

National Zoo

Visit the Animals

Outdoor Fun

Learn about fish and wildlife from when you visit Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, the National Zoo in DC, Oxon Hill Farm in Maryland, or the Baltimore Aquarium.

Upton Hill

Play Mini-Golf

Outdoor Fun

Practice your short game at Upton Hill in Arlington, Jefferson Park in Falls Church, Lake Accotink in Springfield, or Pohick Bay in Lorton.


Create Art

Indoor Fun

Greater Reston Arts Center offers classes and workshops for adults and children, or you can simply enjoy the exhibits!



Indoor Fun

Expand your family’s knowledge on art, history, and culture by visiting one of the many Smithsonian museums.


Jump Around

Indoor Fun

Get the blood pumping at Rebounderz indoor trampoline arena in Sterling, Sport Bounce in Ashburn, or House of Bounce in Ashburn.

Need a quick getaway? We don’t blame you.

Go to a Theme Park

Busch Gardens, Hershey Park, and Kings Dominion are only a few hours away. Enjoy a day of rides and games, and if you’re too tired at the end of the day, grab an affordable hotel room for the night.

Splash Indoors

Sadly, outdoor water parks are closed until summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some wet and wild family fun! Great Wolf Lodge and Massanutten Resort both have indoor water parks open all year. Book a room, and don’t forget to pack your swimsuit!

Weird and Wacky Attractions

Take a mini road trip around Virginia to see our many off-beat attractions like Dinosaur Land, the birthplace of Mr. Peanut, the Route 11 Potato Chip Factory, or other Virginian childhood totems. Visit www.virginia.org/WeirdandWacky/ for more ideas.

Historical Fun!

Take a trip to Jamestown Settlement or Colonial Williamsburg to experience Virginia’s rich history.

Whether you stay at home or take a quick trip, Spring Break is a great way to relax and spend time with your family.

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